Adolescence is hard and we don’t think anyone’s who’s been through it would disagree. At Resilience Lab, we understand it’s not always easy to confide in family or friends about our thoughts and challenges. Sometimes it’s nice to have an “outsider” listen to provide perspective and support. Our clients range from 4-12 and 13-18 years old. If you’re having trouble in school, with your family or friends, or simply know you’re hurting and need help, we are here for you.
If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. The suicide hotline is available 24 hours every day. Call 1-800-273-8255 at any time to speak with a trained therapist right away.
We have to take the out and guide people to a real suicide hotline. Our peeps are just during business ours and are NOT for emergencies. They can call during 9-5 to speak with someone about matching with a therapist but if they want to speak to someone immediately about suicidal thoughts they need a hotline.
From bullying to social anxiety and depression to stress, therapy is a safe place to unload what’s going on. It can be tricky to know how to express yourself, especially if you’re angry or hurt. Therapy can help with this. Friendships are constantly shifting, and it can be hard to figure out who’s a real friend. And let’s be real: sometimes parents just don’t get it. And that’s okay.
As a parent, you might notice your child’s concerning behavior. Sometimes these challenges include poor communication skills, a lack of self-esteem, negative impacts from bullying or acting out. We know this can be scary for parents and we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your child to explore what might be going on. Commonly with adolescent clients, we address social anxiety, stress management and boundary setting by introducing educational tools. We’ll work with the child to understand their strengths and weaknesses and build new healthy coping skills. Our therapy is client-focused and unless it transitions into family-related work, we’ll solely address the needs and concerns of the child, as they are our main priority.
[NOTE TO CHRIS – IS THE BELOW SECTION ACCURATE? PLEASE EDIT, IF NOT.]
We believe developing trust and honesty in a therapist-client relationship is crucial to any progress, especially in those under the age of eighteen. While we may raise safety-related concerns with a parent of an underage child, we will typically not share any session notes.
This is true. We will work with the adolescent about safety planning and what has to be shared with parents but if it isn’t life threatening to self or others it doesn’t get shared.