Resources for Kids & Teens
Sometimes kids ask their parents if they can come talk to someone who can help them with problems in their life, but usually it seems like coming to a psychologist is the parents' idea.
I like for kids to know that I am not a "shot doctor" and I think "psychologist" is too formal and long of a title to use very regularly. That's why I prefer to think of myself as a coach for kids and families. One difference between me and a coach is that the things you talk about at Wake Family Psychology are all private so I don't tell anyone unless there's some reason to be concerned about your safety or someone else's safety.
I will have already heard your parents' concerns at the first meeting. When I meet you I like to hear if there's anything you would like to improve and just get to know you a little bit -- while you get to know me too. Don't be alarmed if you feel a little unsure about coming at first. That's common. Most kids feel comfortable after starting to talk and finding out that it's not so weird to talk to a family coach. There's no reason why we can't have fun while we meet too.
Explore the resources below for what I hope is useful information. See you later!
New Moon -- A magazine for middle-school girls interested in expressing themselves through literature.
Half of Us -- Website for college students seeking help with emotions
Cope Care Deal - A site for teens to help understand and cope with emotional issues.