Therapy for 

Young People

(Kids, Teens & Young Adults)

We're in an exciting yet challenging time to be young. Young people face pressures in school, among friends, peers, on-line, and with family. These are often things that parents didn't have to deal with when they were teens. 

 

Young people can absolutely find and benefit from someone who "gets" them. A connection with an adult outside of their family can be an important cornerstone in their life. I enjoy filling that role with young people.

Common reasons why young people seek therapy include:

  • Coping with stress 

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Exploring self/identity    

  • Exploring sexual and gender identity

  • Navigating romantic relationships (and loss)

  • Behavioral issues or reducing risk behaviors

  • Anger issues and/or reducing conflict

  • Processing trauma, loss and grief

  • Adjusting to parents' divorce/separation

  • Conflict with parents or family

  • Test anxiety

  • Challenges in school or educational environment

The time we spend in our sessions supports young people to feel understood and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. 

Heather Franks, LMFT #109884

831-435-6316

Offices in Santa Cruz & Scotts Valley

©2018 by Heather Franks