Teens Making A Difference in the World


A Note From The L.A. Teen Therapist

What changes would your teen like to see in the world? What are their plans to to contribute to those changes. – Sandra

In the movie “Avatar” the natives of a garden planet greeted each other with the words “I see you.” It was the deepest form of respect that one person could show another. What they were saying is that I see you for who you really are. How often does your teen feel seen in this way?

It seems to me that each teen has something unique to share with the world. For those who are artists, are you helping them find ways to honor their gift of creative expression? Perhaps their music or writing will help someone along their journey.

Not everyone is meant to be a performer or artist. Sometimes, being a good listener, or lending a helping hand can make all the difference in someone’s life. Volunteering to assist others less fortunate is one of the most generous things teens can do with their spare time.

We are all interdependent upon each other. Someone else grows our food, makes our clothes, and builds our homes and schools. The teen years are a time when adolescents are old enough to start reflecting on how they would like to contribute in the world.


“The best example of Sandra’s work is in my daughter’s renewed enthusiasm and attitude towards life. My daughter now sees every problem as one that can be solved, every uncomfortable experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. Sandra’s work with my daughter has helped her become a more secure, confident and happy individual.”

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