Do you know how to read the signs it’s time for your daughter to see a counselor?
We know parenting is hard. So hard. Especially these days when our kiddos are living on their phones or the internet (umm, we are too, by the way).
I’ve always said that kids don’t tell us how they feel, they SHOW us. With the increased rates of suicide this year due to the pandemic and other world crisis’ happening right now, we think it’s more important than ever to take care of our children’s mental health.
So, we thought it would be helpful for you if we shared some behaviors or signs that it’s time to get your daughter in to see us. Here are 5 of them.
5 Signs It’s Time for your Daughter to See a Counselor
1. She’s not sleeping regularly or well. She’s refusing to go to sleep or she’s staying up all night, then catching cat naps during the day. This has been lasting for more than a month or so which we recognize will feel like a dang YEAR when you have a cranky girl at home.
2. She’s looking ragged. Her hygiene is off (not showering regularly or changing out of her clothes, etc…). She just looks exhausted and not herself.
3. Her eating is all out of whack. You know your daughter, is she not eating much anymore? Or is she eating way more than normal? Are you finding bags of food she’s hidden in her room? Is she saying anything unusual about her food and/or her weight?
4. She’s way more quiet than normal. Is she isolating in her room for hours/days on end? Look, it’s normal for teens to want privacy. But if it’s way more than normal and any attempts you make to get her out of her room aren’t working, then it may be time to reach out to us.
5. She’s saying some scary shit. Like, she’s not happy, she doesn’t want to be here anymore, she’s tired of life, she’s tired of the bs, etc… Is her attitude much more terrible or grumpy than normal? Has it been going on for a long time? Again, it may be time to get in contact with us.
Ding, ding, ding! Any of these signs are warning bells and it could be time for you to be more proactive and assertive by getting her into counseling/therapy as soon as you can. A lot of the time, your daughter will be happy about going and heck, she may even tell YOU she wants to talk to someone. But sometimes they need a little nudge from their loved one to get them back on the right track. You can also jump on our other blog here that talks more about this as well for more clarity and tips.
We’ve got you!
We have girl experts on staff that see girls ages 8 to 18 all day every day including 2 art therapists who specialize in working with girls. We get it! We know how to help her, and we know how to help you manage things at home which can benefit her as well. We’ve got coping skills, tricks and tips that have proven to work and we can share our years of experience with both you and her so that she can get back to feeling better and more like herself.
Self-schedule now with one of our rock star therapists right here. Remember, even if you don’t live close to one of our 3 locations, we can always do a virtual session easily and in the comfort of your own home. We’ve got you!