Bay Arenac ISD 31N Mental Health Counselors
Individual Therapy for Students & Adolescents
Growing up is not easy, particularly these days. Young people face both peer and academic pressures, shifts in their family structure, the onset of hormones in adolescence and the ever-present challenge of managing their emotions. The potential issues and intense feelings run a wide gamut, and this is the first time many children and adolescents have encountered and had to manage their emotions. We help children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, family conflict, relationship issues, and everyday stessors. Our goal is to help students create a sense of calm, find clarity in their emotions and gain control in the direction of their life. We strive to guide children of all ages, along with their parents, through many challenges of life at home, at school and with friends. We are here to help in any way we can, whether that means setting goals with your child or giving them the tools they need to meet their daily demands.
The road to mental health begins with you; but it helps to know that you're not alone. We believe individuals become empowered to help themselves and others when they feel a part of something larger. We provide group therapy that is facilitated by a therapist, but driven by the group as a whole. For pre-teens and teenagers, it can be especially effective because so much of a child and adolescent's emotional development is affected by how, when, or even if they feel connected to others. During the session, they are encouraged to explore who they are, who they want to become, and safely challenge questions or issues that come up during this tumultuous period of their lives. This all happens with great excitement, bravery, or sometimes with trepidation. In any case, they are stretching their comfort levels with the knowledge that they are supported by their peers.
Mental Health Counselors are able to support local school districts with student mental health needs to assist teachers and staff with student behavior concerns.
Mindfulness exercises, techniques & activities
Teletherapy- online therapy offers a convenient alternative during this time to continue to serve students at home during the school closure.