Let’s Face It, Helping A Teen After A Breakup Can Be Hard Work As A Parent
Though your intentions are good, not knowing what to do to help your teen during their first breakup is a struggle many parents go through. Teenage years can be complicated as is, adding dating to the mix can really be a recipe for tough love and frustration.
I consider it a privilege to guide parents and teens during this pivotal moment and one of the biggest opportunities for growth and self-esteem formation in your teen’s life. Perspective is key for both parents and teens. Common concerns I have experienced from my clients are their teen’s dating the “wrong type” or getting involved with the “wrong crowd.” It’s possible that due to strain in your relationship after a lack of support from the get-go, you may not know how to handle helping your teen after they are left heartbroken and their self-esteem has been shattered.
Perhaps you were supportive of the relationship but you still can’t seem to be able to help your teen through this difficult time, or you feel he or she needs the right tools to process the loss of the relationship and learn to heal their heart.
Personal note: Looking back on my own life, learning these helpful tools after my first breakup would have truly been invaluable. I am happily married and know that my life experiences were necessary for my personal growth and development, and they have lead me to this very place in life that I am beyond thankful for. However, learning incredibly helpful tools, gaining life skills and saving some heart ache would have been a great addition too!
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"I would like to take a moment to say how grateful I am for the therapy process I went through with you at a time in life when I felt extremely fragile. A transformation period in three major areas, the pillars of support that made my ground shake: health, work and marriage. The sessions with you through that period were essential to keep me stable and focused. Your way of reflecting back my words, like a mirror, adding touches of possible changes, insights and opportunities helped me through that turbulent period. Thank you for your follow-up call a year later. I would like you to know how much I appreciate your professional and personal work. May your life continue to bless and guide the lives of others."
"Alina is not only warm and compassionate, but also an effective teacher and guide. She helped me identify and reverse my negative thoughts, and replace them with positive thoughts and actions. Thanks to her, I no longer feel the paralyzing anxiety that affected me for years, and my quality of life has greatly improved. Thanks, Alina!"
"Alina has been a breath of fresh air to have as my therapist. Her approach is so unique and creative. Going on walks during our sessions has been helpful for me to express myself, my honest feelings just come out. She has been so accommodating and understanding. Thank you for everything you've done to help me."
"I had never been to therapy before and I didn't know what to expect. I feel so lucky I got to work with Alina. I felt really comfortable with her. She brought to light things I wasn't even aware of and helped me understand unhelpful patterns I have been repeating for so many years. She's such a warm and welcoming person and an extremely knowledgeable therapist. I was a mess when I first began and I am feeling so much better now, I am so thankful. "
“My 16 year old daughter was very sad and depressed and she would not open up to us. It was affecting her school grades and social life. As soon as she started working with Alina my wife and I saw an immediate and positive improvement. Alina is a great listener as well as suggesting practical strategies that helped my daughter cope with her issues. I highly recommend her as a therapist. "