Younger children (7 years and under) experience a range of challenges as they mature and develop. They may struggle with school readiness, oppositional behaviors, defiance at home or at school, attentional difficulties, impulsivity, anxiety separating from parents, school refusal, specific fears, or social difficulties. As children get older (ages 8 to 12), academic and social demands increase. They may struggle with schoolwork, peer interactions, anxiety, depression, or problematic behavior at home or at school. MindWell NYC offers services to support parents and children in navigating this challenging period of development.
Adolescents can face a number of challenges including identity exploration, social difficulties and social media pressures, academic stressors, increased autonomy and responsibility, and physical maturation. Difficulty managing these stressors can result in symptoms of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, difficulties regulating emotions, frustration in the family, and/or impulsive behaviors such as substance use and self-injury. For teenagers and their families, MindWell NYC offers a variety of effective therapeutic options.
Young adults (late teens to age 25) may experience a variety of transitions including attending college, obtaining employment, developing long-term romantic relationships, and achieving greater independence. Difficulty navigating these stages may result in chaotic relationships, intense emotions, impulsive behavior, substance use, avoidance, and/or self-injurious behavior. MindWell NYC offers many services for individuals and their families transitioning into young adulthood and/or college.
Adults might face a number of challenges such as general stress, difficulty managing work/life balance, trouble making decisions, and relationship issues that can keep people feeling stuck. Common struggles include ruminating about the past, depressed mood, procrastination, persistent worry, generalized anxiety, disordered or unbalanced eating, difficulty sleeping, and/or chaotic relationships. MindWell NYC offers therapeutic services to adults presenting with a range of challenges.
Parents can experience numerous challenges in raising children of all ages such as post-partum depression, providing support, setting and maintaining consequences, managing intense emotional displays, and responding effectively to problematic behaviors. Depending on the age and challenges of the child, parents and/or caregivers can benefit from learning skills to improve relationships and communication, decrease behavior problems, and implement collaborative problem solving and negotiation. MindWell NYC offers therapeutic services for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.