With the age of the internet, the global impact of COVID, and the day-and-age where people are quick to counter and cancel others — life can seem overwhelmingly stressful.
Systems and processes designed to make life easier and keep us safe can in turn have the opposite effect — creating stress, anxiety, difficulty in connecting with others on an emotional level, and experiencing empathy.
While life can be tough for adults in 2021 — it’s vital to recognise that thing can be equally as difficult for our children.
Kids live the majority of their life online — at school, and at home. There are devices in nearly every classroom and bedroom. It’s estimated that over ninety percent of teenagers between the ages of 13 – 17 have social media accounts. A great deal of socializing and connection occurs on these platforms, and as you might know — it’s not always the good kind.
Cyber bullying is rife, and can be devastating to a child’s self-esteem and mental health. Being able to discuss their online world with a trusted, understanding, experienced counsellor is a vital component of the support system a child suffering from cyber bullying needs.
Moreover, due to the rise in popularity and use of social media platforms — we now all have access to a worldwide audience, when it comes to voicing our views and opinions. Social issues that may have taken many months or years to gain attention in the past now have the capability of going viral overnight.
While in many ways this is a great benefit, and marks the evolution of our society — it also creates an enormous sense of pressure and expectation on our children to process and comprehend enormously complex social issues overnight.
Aside from living life online, there are a host of tangible, real-world issues and pressures our children have to face today — not least, living with the COVID-19 pandemic. The disruption to daily routine — school, hanging out with friends, tagging along with parents to run errands — can be confusing and disorienting for children and teenagers.
In addition to the practical implications of lockdowns and disruption to daily life, the mental and emotional effect of the pandemic has been felt by all generations around the world. The constant barrage of news and reporting on various media platforms can create feelings of fear and uncertainty. It’s important that children have a safe place to voice how they’re feeling, and know that it’s okay to seek support to look after their mental and emotional health.
There are many, many reasons that your child may seek and benefit from counseling. The most important thing to remember is that having access to a trusted, professional therapist is a hugely beneficial tool in your child’s toolkit, as they navigate the unprecedented times we live in.
Begin Child Therapy in the Sacramento Area
Both you and your child deserve support as you work through this time of growth and change. The caring therapists at our Roseville, CA-based therapy practice would love to offer a place for your child to continue to grow as a person. To start child therapy, please follow these simple steps:
Contact us to schedule a free 20-minute phone or video consultation
Meet with a caring therapist
Reconnect and enjoy the relationship with your child
Other Services offered at The Relationship Therapy Center in California:
In addition to child therapy, Our Sacramento area counseling clinics located in Roseville and Fair Oaks, CA are pleased to offer a variety of mental health services. Our couples services include: Couples Counseling, Counseling after infidelity, sex therapy, co-parent counseling, family therapy, divorce counseling, intensive couples retreats, and premarital counseling. Our individual therapy services include anxiety treatment, therapy for children, teen therapy, depression treatment, codependency counseling and individual relationship counseling. Our therapists offer online counseling in California to treat a variety of mental health concerns. Please reach out to our Sacramento area therapy office to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your loved ones.