My Son Has No Friends

My Son Has No Friends

Another anxious call from your son who is away at university. You can hear the anxiety in his voice, the rapid talking and overthinking, as he shares again that he spent the weekend in his room alone. Before university, it seemed that he was managing okay. In high...
Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch

You’re aren’t quite sure how it happened as this was never the plan, but your son who is now considered an adult is living in your basement with very little sign that things will change. You ask him about school and he sheepishly says he still doesn’t know what he...
Will Counselling Help my Introverted Teen?

Will Counselling Help my Introverted Teen?

A common scenario that happens with my introverted teen clients:   She walks into my office, eyes downcast. I say hello and get a barely audible hello back.   The anxiety surrounds her like a shield. She looks awkwardly around the room, unsure where to sit....
Why is my introverted teen so sad?

Why is my introverted teen so sad?

This question is asked quietly with eyes averted; ‘How do I make friends?”.   When I hear this question in my office from my introverted teen clients, it breaks my heart just a bit for a few reasons: I’ve been in this place before and I know that it’s a...
How Do I Get My Introverted Teen To Talk More?

How Do I Get My Introverted Teen To Talk More?

For some parents, having an introverted teen is confusing. If this is you, you might wonder why they keep so much to themselves. Sometimes, even asking the simplest of questions leads to a dead end. One word answers are painful. You want to know what your teen is...