Welcome to Tapestry Family Services’ Youth Page!
Here you can find out about therapy, get connected with community resources, online web pages for youth and teens, and learn about community events!
What is Therapy?
People come to therapy for different reasons. Some children and teens seek out therapy for themselves; some are encouraged by teachers, doctors, or their parents; and some are told by the courts or an attorney. Regardless of why youth come to therapy, therapy is a safe place for you to get the support you need.
Therapy (or Counseling) is support for people who are going through hard times. Hard times might include family troubles, problems in school, feeling sad, angry, anxious, or overwhelmed, or just needing someone to help sort out your feelings, find solutions to your problems, or help you to feel better.
Some examples of situations in which therapy can be helpful include when someone:
- feels sad, depressed, worried, or just stressed out
- wants help and support, like managing anger or coping with peer pressure
- is dealing with family changes such as separation and divorce
- is dealing with family problems such as alcoholism or addiction
- cuts, burns, or self-injures
- wants to build self-confidence or figure out ways to make more friends
- is dieting or overeating for too long or it becomes a problem
- is dealing with an attention or learning problem
- is coping with a chronic illness or a new diagnosis of a serious problem
- is trying to cope with a traumatic event, death of a loved one, or worry over world events
If you’re ready to get support, you or your guardian can contact us directly to make a referral. After that, you and your guardian are scheduled with an assessing therapist who meets with you to gather information about your troubles, and helps you to create clear goals for therapy (what it is that you need and want to work on). After the assessment is complete, a therapist is then assigned to you to support your specific needs.
For most people, you will meet with your therapist on a weekly basis until you’ve learned enough skills to help you manage your problems. This might include individual therapy (talking or doing activities with just you and your therapist), family therapy (that might include your parents, guardians, siblings, grandparents, etc.), group therapy (meeting with other peers your age who are going through similar struggles), and/or group and individual rehab (learning and practicing skills and techniques to help you deal with your issues).
Not Ready, Yet?
If you’re still unsure about beginning therapy, but still want support, check out any of the following websites:
- Kids Health – Are you a kid and want to learn more about your body, staying healthy, and your feelings? This website has all that information and more! It even has fun quizzes, movies, and more!
- Teen Line – Teens Helping Teens. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you!
- Teens Health – This website is specifically for teens and explores topics like your identity, school, friends/peers, bullying, staying safe, tips for wellness, and Q&A for commons questions that all teens have!