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Thrive Therapy & Counseling provides high quality therapy to Highly Sensitive People and to kids, teens or adults struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem.


This blog is written by a therapist in midtown Sacramento and focuses on the concerns and struggles of highly sensitive people (HSPs) and of kids, teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety or just trying to figure out what they want for themselves.  There's help and hope through counseling and therapy!

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When you and your teen are speaking different languages

Ivy Griffin

“My parents just don’t understand me.”

“My kid doesn’t listen to anything I say!”

“My mom’s always yelling at me.”

“I have to tell him 5,000 times, and he still doesn’t do anything!”

“I get in trouble for everything!”

“I give one simple rule, and she can’t even follow it.”

Sound familiar? These are the kinds of statements we often hear from teens and their parents in the therapy room. Teens and parents can feel like they are speaking two entirely different languages with no translator, and the end result is that everybody ends up frustrated, hurt and unheard or misunderstood.

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