Counselling for Youth

Youth go through a number of transitions during their developmental years and can often feel overwhelmed by these changes. During these stages youth may be experimenting with sexuality, various identities and different socio-cultural circles. Youth may feel out of place in many social circles, and may feel misunderstood by their parents and caregivers, teachers and staff at school, or even their own peer circles. These years can also bring up experiences and struggles that require some assistance for youth to understand and resolve. It can often be helpful to engage with a professional during these formative years to help these individuals with any issues they have identified.

I believe in creating a space of acceptance and openness that will enable youth to explore their identities and struggles in a safe and productive manner.

I have experience in the following areas:

  • ┬áDepression and low mood
  • Difficulties in School
  • Academic performance issues
  • Concentration and hyperactivity
  • Anger and aggressive outbursts
  • Bullying and/or being bullied
  • Dual diagnosis (developmental delay coupled with a mental health issue)
  • Adoption
  • Blended families
  • Family dynamics
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual trauma
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Illness in family
  • Self-injurious behaviours
  • Body image issues
  • Acculturation and immigration
  • Dual cultural identities
  • Sexuality
  • Interpersonal relationship issues

Please feel free to browse my website and contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to set up an appointment.