I am a teen counselor in the Portland area. I understand how difficult this time of your life can be. Having someone to process what you're going through in addition to friends and family can provide healthy habits that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Growing up isn't always so easy. Parents, teachers, your friends, plus everything you deal with at school can really pile up. I am here to listen to you, believe you and support you. I explain to your parents the importance of your privacy in our meetings, and I know they will respect that.
Whatever is causing you stress or pain at this complicated time of your life, I can help.
If you are first researching mental health topics and issues you are navigating, check out the info below to see if anything sounds familiar to you and we can begin exploring struggles specific to you:
Other topics we can discuss in counseling include managing friends, relationships, and basically a safe space for you to speak in a safe and neutral environment. My work with teens is collaborative which means we work together to find solutions that will best help you.
Also, we are fortunate to live at a time where there are many helpful apps geared towards mental health. If you are still in the planning stages of finding a counselor, I would suggest exploring some of my favorites. By looking into counseling and taking a look at yourself you are creating awareness which is the first step to change!