Being a teenager can be the time of your life or a miserable period of painful transition and unwelcome change. Teenagers tend to find themselves craving independence while lacking power as they are often grouped in with children. This can lead to much conflict with parents, peers and emotional storms brewing inside.
In counseling, we will address what you value in your life compared to what pressures you may encounter from parents, guardians, peers, school/teachers and society. Outcomes of counseling will include increased self-esteem and self-awareness, better communication of your needs and wants, and establishing a safe person you can speak to who won’t judge you or tell you what to do.
Please note: If you are 18 years old or older, you can consent to counseling yourself and are entitled to confidentiality (with some limits that we will discuss). By Colorado law, individuals under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to consent and what we discuss in counseling may be shared with the parent or guardian (but not before you and I discuss what is to be shared and to what detail).