Does Your Child Seem Unhappy? Are you Concerned? By Ilissa Banhazl, MFT

Individual, couple, family, lesbian couples therapy, counseling, Women's Support Group

Is your child struggling?

Kids go through a lot of changes and deal with a lot of stress in their own worlds. Normal pre-teen- teenager moodiness or rolling eyes are to be expected. But if your child seems unusually stressed, down or angry or losing or gaining weight it might be something more than growing pains.

Are you worried about your child and feel like you’re not sure how to help him or her? Sometimes talking with a professional adult outside of your family is a safe place for your child to explore feelings and thoughts he or she may be having.

I work with children, teens and young adults with their parents to improve communication and have a greater understanding of events that have occurred. Once you know how to help your child, you will feel less anxiety and be able to support him or her in a more conscious and educated way.

Your child may need to process the things that have happened and are still happening right now in their lives. They deal with pressure from peers, bullies, parents, grades, college, self-esteem, looks (body image), extra curricular activities, divorce, separation, loss of a parent and more.

If you’re noticing that your child seems angry, fresh, mopey, sad, isolating, hurting him or herself or eating disordered its time to consider therapy to help him or her get back on a positive path.

Call or email me if you’d like to talk about you child at (626) 335-0903 or

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. or
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