“You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it”.
Adolescent psychotherapy is for individuals that are age 13 years up to the age of 17 years inclusive.
Adolescent psychotherapy forms a grey area when it comes to confidentiality. Teenagers require a lot of trust in the therapeutic relationship and need to be able to share authentically without the fear of their therapist reporting everything back to their parents/caregivers.
Therefore, feedback to the parent/caregiver is limited to diagnostically relevant information, as well as anything considered a serious threat or harm to your teenager will be disclosed, such as suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviour.
My consent form details more information and examples of confidentiality with regard to minors. Caregivers/parents can request feedback sessions. I will then consult with my adolescent client as to what relevant information can be shared and if they would like to be present for the feedback session or not
For more information on what to expect from therapy, as well as the types of personal challenges you can bring to therapy, please see my “home” page tab.