Pressure to know what you want to be when you grow up
Pressure to grow up
Pressure to fit in
Pressure to stand out
It hits you from all angles and it never seems to let up. You are learning how to manage your own life and,
Adulting is HARD!
We are living in an information era. Most anything you want to know and even some stuff you don’t, is at your fingertips. This can be both a blessing and a curse.
Does it sometimes seem as if the more information we have access to, the more we are expected to know? Or that everything you do is in the spot light? Privacy isn’t really valued anymore. And it can add to the pressure.
Do you want some place where you can just be you, without having to worry about who is watching, recording or judging? Sometimes it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who will support you wherever you are at, with no added pressure, no judgement and no expectations. That is what an affirming therapist can do. Needing someone to talk to does not mean you are weak or you can't handle the pressure and no one has to even know you are talking to a therapist.
Did you know that your relationship with a therapist is privileged and confidential? Most everything you tell your therapist can stay between the two of you. A therapist can provide a place where you can be you and explore the situations you are facing in confidence that what you talk about will not be shared with others. But there are some limits to confidentiality, like child and elder abuse and self-harm or intent to harm others and those are fully explained in the informed consent. You can find that in the forms section of this website.
If it seems like it could be nice to have someone in your corner, I would love to talk with you and your parents, or just you if that is what you need, about how I might be able to help you.
In the state of California, if you are over the age of 12, you can seek therapy and sign your own paperwork for therapy, if there is a reason for that. If you are unsure and feel like you need help, I will do my best to help you get the support you need.
The best way to connect with me for an initial consultation is to call. It's free and it will give us each the opportunity to learn more about each other, allowing us to make an informed choice about working together. I look forward to your call. Email is not secure and I discourage it for that reason.
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