Children and teen counseling in Boulder
Signs that your child or teen may need help:
- Withdrawn or isolated from the family
- Changes in eating habits
- Skipping school or decline in grades
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Headaches or stomach aches
- Use of alcohol or drugs
- Self-harming behaviors or suicidal ideation
There is no worse feeling then seeing your child in pain. In the midst of your distress it is challenging to see a clear path to getting your child to a better place. Having someone else’s insight and perspective can be helpful.
In some cases, there may be no visible reason to pinpoint why your child or teen is experiencing stress at home or at school. Some common issues that children and teens report are: family issues, general transitions, difficulty with homework and school achievement pressures, bullying and peer conflicts. Learning coping strategies to handle frustrating situations is the cornerstone of my “Stop the Drama” program.
I have a unique ability to develop rapport with my clients. This provides a platform to make the counseling process successful. Children and teens entering counseling for the first time may be apprehensive and uncomfortable. I dissipate these issues quickly, which allows real work to be done.
“My daughter and I began meeting with Susan after my daughter began self mutilating. I came to her as a stressed mother who did not know where else to turn. Since meeting with Susan, my daughter has not injured herself at all. Through therapy, we discovered a lot of hidden issues with my daughter I never realized existed. While working with Susan, I have reached a deeper understanding of my daughter and how sensitive she is about areas of our life. Without this experience, I would have never realized how deep the wounds of my divorce went for her. Even though our work is not done, I am so grateful for all that Susan has done to help my family process and begin to heal. Susan is natural when working with teenage girls who demonstrate a deep sense of anger, defiance, bullying, control and abandonment issues, and lack of self esteem. My daughter and I are so thankful that we have had the ability to work with Susan and Stella, Susan's adorable, cuddly Poodle.”
– PARENT OF A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL