My 17 year old inspires me every day. His mantra is one I have now adopted. So much that for my last birthday he bought me a vase that has “You Got This” imprinted on it.
When I reflect back on 7th grade, it reminds me just how far we’ve come. At that time he was riddled with anxiety and depression. We pulled in as many resources as we could to make his world right again. We spoke with therapists and took the advice of experts to find classes, communities and even a new school to help guide him on the right path.
I’m so proud of my son and the work he has done to find his happy place. I’m so grateful we found people that we relied on and trusted to navigate troubled waters.
It makes me realize even more how important my own role is in the life of clients that I help. Finding the right overnight camp or teen program is so valuable in the trajectory of a child or teen’s formative years. Whether it be a social struggle in their environment or the desire to find a specific niche outside their community, I do my best to really listen. And I find it so rewarding to get it right!