A problem shared is a problem halved

Anxiety and depression is something that affects the whole family.

You don’t need to do this alone.

Support when you need it most

When I talk to parents, they have many questions. They’re often asking questions such as:

  • Does my teen have anxiety or depression?
  • Is this just part of being a ‘normal’ teen?
  • Should I be worried?
  • What do I do if they’ve been diagnosed with anxiety or depression?

I get it!

It’s easy to feel out of your depth when you don’t know what’s going on.

"The most proactive thing you can do if you're in this situation is to reach out and talk to other people who've been through something similar, or who are going through something similar. All of a sudden, you’re not alone anymore."

~ Melanie Medland, Moving Through

I love that I get to be the ray of light in their darkness for families who have a teen with anxiety or depression.

You see, I understand that living with a loved one who has anxiety or depression isn’t easy. It’s tough and downright terrifying at times.

In 2018 my eldest daughter was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. We were referred to the local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and followed their treatment plan of both cognitive behavioural therapy and prescription medication.

My experience with our medical system is that it treats individuals, not families. It treats symptoms, not causes, and it’s reactionary, not responsive. Unfortunately, the drugs that were prescribed didn’t work as well as expected (everyone reacts differently), and my daughter became severely depressed and anxious, and suicidal.

I know that my response to the way we approached anxiety and depression made an enormous difference to her recovery and, step by small step, she began to get better. It was an honour to work beside her as she returned to health.

It was also scary and enormously hard work. And being alone with my troubled teen was hard. It was so much easier once I got myself supported.

As a family, we went through an enormously steep learning curve, and I’d like to share what we learned from it, so other parents have an easier journey.

Dealing with teens with anxiety and depression – overwhelming.

Finding a solution – priceless.

  • Neuro Linguistic Practitioner
  • Australia New Zealand Coaching Alliance (ANZCAL) Accredited Coach
  • Postgrad Certificate in Educational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Diploma of Teaching

Parenting teens is hard at the best of times. And finding help to support you to help your child get through anxiety and depression shouldn’t be difficult.

It’s time to get the coaching you need to help your teen recover from anxiety and depression and get back to being a great family.