Is your teen struggling with your expectations? Are school pressures getting to be too much? Is your teen having difficulty navigating friendships and relationships? There is a lot of pressure on teens today, from so many fronts: parents, peers, teachers, the media and even from themselves.
The teen years are fraught with so many challenges, changes and decisions, and in just a few short years. They 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 can help young people explore and communicate feelings and experiences in a way that goes beyond words. 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 therapist, Samantha Abdallah, is passionate about working with young people. She brings deep listening, years of experience connecting with teens and genuine caring to her work. And from this foundation of an authentic connection, she 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.
Samantha tailors her approach to the needs and preferences of each individual, so talk may also be part of the therapy experience. No particular talent or previous art experience is required!
The teen years can be hard. Let us help make it easier!
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