If you're an adolescent then for sure you're going through changes. If on top of that you've had to deal with bullying, changing schools, or the loss of a loved one, that can be tough. I totally get it.
There's no one "right" way to process stuff like this. Even when parents and teachers are well-meaning, sometimes it's just really hard to talk to them. I'm a little different from some of the other grown-ups you know. I won't judge and I promise to be myself so that way you know that you can too.
If you're not ready to talk yet, we can start out by learning some cool stuff about your brain or drawing or just experimenting with some savage, science-based techniques that can get you feeling better. Then whenever you're ready to talk, I'm ready to listen.
It's possible to grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move on to where you want to be in your life. Some adolescents think I'm funny; others say it's easy to talk to me. If you give me a call, we can figure out together if I might be able to help you.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255 or text 741741. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Barbara Jandu does not provide crisis counseling or emergency services. The information provided on this website does not substitute for or establish a professional, therapeutic relationship.
Barbara Jandu is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT 120259.
Her supervisor, Mariana Nenadic Shanks, M.A., is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT 53697, and is qualified to provide supervision.
Both Barbara and Mariana are employed by Christian Counseling Center San Jose, located at 3880 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 220 in San Jose, California.
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