Being a young person today is tough. Youth are inundated with messages about how they should behave, look, feel and act. The pressure to participate in risky activities, the pressure to look or be perfect, and the pressure to experiment has never been stronger. This kind of pressure can often lead to problems that affect a youth’s growth and development.
At Eterna, we believe that the relationships we build with young people are an integral part of their growth and bringing about positive change. We work to create a sense of safety and alliance with each young person we work with. Through this relationship we help youth explore the problems that they face. We also assist them to develop the tools to better address the day-to-day struggles.
Problems we help address include anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, body image, self-esteem, eating disorders, self-harm, parent-child struggles, separation and divorce, learning challenges and emotion management. We also recognize the importance of parents and caregivers in the work we are doing, and work closely with them to develop an effective counselling approach.
“For a child, it is in the simplicity of play that the complexity of life is sorted like puzzle pieces joined together to make sense of the world” ~ L.R. Knost
For more information about our child & adolescent counselling services contact us at 604.746.2025 or complete our online form.