“Youth who have had a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the past year are at greater risk for suicide and are more likely than other youth to initiate alcohol and other drug use, experience concurrent substance use disorders, and smoke daily" (Childstats.gov, 2017) *
If you feel hopeless and need someone to talk to, don't wait to reach out for help.
Everyone needs a support network, what's yours?
Working with a counselor is just one piece of the puzzle, but together we can explore other things that might help you feel better and get more support.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 13% of teens had at least one major depressive episode in 2016.*
Oksana uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and incorporates play therapy techniques, such as sand tray, creative arts, and other forms of self-expression, when working with teens.
Oksana's areas of specialization & focus include:
PTSD & Trauma
ADHD & Impulsivity
Coping with Family/School Issues
For resources on mindfulness & tools to cope with stress
For more resources on teen mental health
* 1. Childstats.gov. (2017). Adolescent Depression. Retrieved from https://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp
2. National Institute of Mental Health. (November 2017). Prevalence of Major Depressive Episode Among Adolescents. Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml#part_155031
3. Mindfulness for Teens. (2018, January). Mindfulness for Teens. Retrieved from http://mindfulnessforteens.com/
4. © 1995- 2018 The Nemours Foundation. (2018, January). Teens Health from Nemours. Retrieved from http://teenshealth.org/en/teens/?WT.ac=t-nav#catfeeling-sad