As a Christian Therapist providing therapy to teens in Bakersfield, the challenges I most often help with are those related to ADHD, anger, depression, anxiety, conduct (i.e. lying, stealing, aggression), life stress/trauma, bullying, cell phone addictions, and suicidality. I find the best way to support children at this age is to be genuine, supportive, and encouraging. I help teens to identify ways to cope with and solve their life challenges while keeping Christ as the foundation of their life. I typically use a combination of rapport-building, games, and a variety of professional therapy techniques that are consistent with a Biblical worldview.
Things can and do change. There is always hope.
I use the Bible for references of faith and if you’d like to know more about my beliefs, please read my article: Christ-Centered Parenting: Ideas To Consider, or feel free to contact me for more questions.