COVID-19: Hello parents! We are still available to support your teen during this difficult time. We have moved our services online, offering video therapy so young people have a safe place to talk... or express their feelings through art! In-person therapy for teens is possible under certain conditions. Learn more about remote therapy here.
Is your teen struggling? Is going back to school creating anxiety and distress? Is your teen having difficulty navigating friendships and relationships in these strange pandemic times?
Even without COVID, the teen years are fraught with many challenges, changes and decisions, and in just a few short years. Young people are figuring out who they are and who they want to be, what is important to them, and who they want in their world. And sometimes the confusing storm of emotions swirling around inside of them can be overwhelming and hard to express.
Art therapy is particularly well-suited to young people because it can help them explore and communicate feelings and experiences in a way that goes beyond words and that bypasses conscious defenses. Art therapy has numerous benefits.
It can help teens:
- Enhance self-awareness
- Boost self-esteem
- Gain clarity and new perspectives
- Move through troubling situations and identify new solutions
- Process and share scary feelings or experiences
- Relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression
Our art therapists are passionate about working with young people. They bring deep listening, years of experience connecting with teens and genuine caring to their work. And from this foundation of an authentic connection, they will introduce your teen to a variety of art-making techniques, including drawing, painting, sculpting and collaging, to help express feelings and work through whatever is inside. No particular talent or previous art experience is necessary in order to benefit from art therapy.
Art not your kid's thing? No problem! Our teen specialists tailor their approach to the needs and preferences of each individual. So we also offer talk therapy and counselling for teens, to address a wide range of issues, including:
- Low self-esteem
- Family and peer relationships
- School issues
- Gender and sexual identity
The teen years can be hard. Let us help make it easier!