Blog: Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

As a Child and Youth Psychotherapist, I decided to write first of all as a mother of 3 children and then a professional about different areas around mental health and how to support the development of our children. It's always better to focus more on prevention, than trying to fix chronical disorders. While some parents are sometimes just fortunate or resourceful, others are struggling with many challenges in their lives to have a fulfilled life as a family.



  • How Mentally Strong People Find Inner Peace

    Source: Article in Psychology Today from Amy Morin, 2018 Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way. That’s not to say they don’t feel pain or that they don’t get sad — they experience their emotions on a deep level. […]

  • How much do you LIKE yourself?

    Potential effects by Social Media on adolescents Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. With almost endless possibilities of the world wide web, it has been so easy not only to google anything you need to know but also to socialise with your friends or peers on different platforms whenever you want and wherever you are. It […]

  • The Forty Rules of Love

    Some inspiring quotes from the book “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafak. Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to […]

  • Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents

    What does Psychotherapy mean? Before my psychotherapy training which I started after working many years as a social worker, supporting families struggling with different issues, I didn`t know much about psychotherapy. While I was working with children, who were suffering from developmental disorders, showing symptoms of hyperactivity and focusing issues, academically low performance at school, […]

  • BAD MUM: Why Self-Care for Parents is so important

    I have been a bad mum today, at least in the opinion of my children. Does it sound familiar to you, if I say, that our children can sometimes be very egocentric? Alternatively, am I wrong, because this word is not usually appropriate for children instead of for adults only? ANGER I might not be […]