ADOLESCENT THERAPIST IN ORANGE COUNTY
AND I’M AN ADOLESCENT THERAPIST
Hi, I'm Ashley Hudson
You may be feeling overwhelmed with parental expectations, not emotionally supported at home, helpless with managing emotions. I understand, and I’m here to help.
I help adolescents develop coping skills to manage the rollercoaster of emotions and build self esteem to feel comfortable in expressing themselves and seeking emotional support from friends and family.
If you are ready to start feeling better, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today
My approach to Adolescent Therapy
The adolescent years are extremely difficult to navigate. It is a struggle for teens to regulate emotions and manage their stress. Let alone most teens have a tough time establishing healthy habits and making positive decisions. Initiating friendships is a typical hurdle that most adolescents must go through. In the mist of academic stress and the pressure to succeed, teenagers are challenged with learning how to take care of themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally while still meeting their high achieving expectations of school and sports. Most teenagers are frustrated and confused with their parents such that needing space from them, however, wanting their parents close by for support. It’s an internal tug a war! I understand the difficulties of being a teen. I remember how lonely it was as a teen and how it feels like most people don’t get you. In adolescent therapy, I make it a point to build rapport quickly and meet teenagers where they are at. Figuring who they are and who they want to be is a crucial component of adolescent therapy. I create a safe place where teens can feel comfortable expressing themselves without judgement. Friendships are intense and all-consuming in the teenage years. Having positive or negative friendships can affect a teenager’s self-esteem and ability to have meaningful relationships. I help adolescents communicate their needs appropriately, so they can get the emotional support they are looking for at home and socially. In therapy, I support teens in identifying healthy and positive friendships. I work with teenagers to identify specific coping skills that work for them and help them implement those strategies. Low self-esteem is a big issue with adolescents. I assist teens in highlighting their strengths and focusing on what they can change. My goal in therapy is for teens to have a positive experience with counseling.
Adolescent therapy is a good opportunity to invest in yourself and learn to love all aspects of your unique and special YOU! If you have any additional questions about how adolescent therapy works contact me today for support.