A Psychologist in Pretoria That Can Help with Troubled Young Children and Teens

Having problems with your young child or teen and wondering whether you should take them to see a psychologist in Pretoria? The youth today are faced with so much more than what we were faced with only a few years ago. Yes, the world has changed and our children have had to change with it, but while we may think that life is much easier today, the truth is life as a child or teen is so much harder.

Today’s youth have their very own unique set of challenges – they are exposed to far worse external and internal struggles than what we were. Not only are they faced with problems at home and issues at school, but there is also academic pressure, peer-pressure and competition, stress and anxiety, bullying, depression, cyber addiction, drinking and smoking, teen pregnancy, child abuse, and eating disorders caused by self-esteem and body image.

Just like adults, sometimes young children and teens need psychological help. However, if you are uncertain about the wellbeing of your child, then here are a few things you need to look out for if you want to determine whether your child needs help or not:

  • Inflicting self-harm (cutting, eating disorders and self-medicating).
  • Lack of interest in appearance.
  • Loss of interest in sports, activities and hobbies.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Mood swings.
  • Problems in school or with studying.
  • Running away from home.
  • Sadness or hopelessness.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Talking about death or suicide.
  • Withdrawal from friends and family.

Being young is hard, and while most teens will try to hide their suffering from their parents, rest assured that with the appropriate psychologist in Pretoria, all issues can be treated and managed. If you are seeking out the assistance of an accredited psychologist in Pretoria, turn to Tienie Maritz.

How We Can Help Your Child or Teen

Situated in Pretoria and in practice for over twenty years, Tienie Maritz is a renowned psychologist with a proven track record in the application of psychotherapy. Holding a Ph. D in regression and hypnotherapy, and an M.Ed. – Dr Maritz takes great pride in empowering adults, teens and children of all ages to feel significant in how they feel and how to channel their emotions in a positive way.

By dealing with problematic behaviours, negative beliefs, built-up or challenging emotions, or instability due to unresolved anger and resentment, Tienie can assist your child or teen in achieving positive mental health and emotional well-being. Using psychometric assessments that evaluate thinking, learning and behaviour, he can treat a wide variety of different issues that include the following: 

  • Abuse
  • Academic “dysfunction”
  • Addictions and substance abuse
  • Divorce and/or separation
  • ADHD and OCD
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Career counselling
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Impulse control disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Loss or grief
  • Psycho-sexual development
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

As a renowned psychologist in Pretoria, Dr Tienie Maritz provides a therapeutic and healing environment that is safe, neutral, and non-judgmental. Furthermore, all our patients are able to pay directly from their medical aid, and for those that are not on a medical aid, we can negotiate a payment term at your first session. Proud to provide an enriching experience where your child can express themselves honestly and freely – contact us today.