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 doesn’t my teen have friends?

Why doesn’t my teen have friends?

As a parent, one of the hardest things to see is our kids not being accepted with their peers. It’s heartbreaking to see the parties they don’t get invited to, the get-togethers that they aren’t included in. When our kids were younger, we had a bit more control in...
Does my teen have social anxiety?

Does my teen have social anxiety?

Does this describe your teen: At home they are completely at ease but if someone comes over they go completely quiet At school they struggle in friendships They struggle to get to sleep at night They either avoid school work or they never know when they are done They...