“Is this normal?” This is the question that many parents have as their kids grow into teenagers.
Maybe you’re wondering why your teenager suddenly does not want to talk to you as much, and it feels like pulling teeth to get a word out of them.
Or you might be confused about why your once happy-go-lucky child constantly looks sad, upset, having emotional outbursts, or more sarcastic remarks the older they get.
Adolescents might have similar questions. Thoughts of “Why am I like this…?”, or “Why do I suddenly feel intense emotions more often?” or even “Why am I feeling alone/weird/uncomfortable in my own skin?”
Changes, worries and insecurities are part of a natural stage of life for adolescents. Being a teenager is very demanding!
The brain is still developing, and the growing pains of finding who they are, who their friends are, and how they relate to others can bring up many questions and challenges at this time.
Whether you’re a parent seeking therapy for your teen or a teenager in need of support, our licensed therapists are here to guide you towards positive change and growth.