'Helping young people deal with anxiety'
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing young people today. It affects up to 1 in 3 children under the age of 18
Children nowadays are more anxious than ever before. They are faced with demanding schedules, high expectations and ongoing pressure from multiple avenues such as school, friends, family and often themselves.
Often they lack the tools to manage these feelings, and when combined with their still-developing sense of identity, these feelings can become overwhelming. Too often this results in emotional distress, anxiety, low self-confidence and a sense of loneliness.
Talya Ressel has spent the past 14 years working with young people and their families to help them to manage their anxiety and develop tools to cope with those experiences. She is an experienced social worker with her private practice based in Cape Town
Areas of focus
Managing anxiety among children, adolescents and parents
Developing tools for expression and management of those emotions
Addressing the impact of the child/teen's social media & digital- life on well-being
Assisting parents to become aware of how the social dynamics of children/teens get played out on social media