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Interview with Lia Younes – Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Interview with Lia Younes – Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

It’s not often you get to sit down and talk to a psychotherapist (outside of therapy!), but I was fortunate enough to be joined by the amazing Lia Younes, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.


Lia shares some fantastic tips for parents, and gets deep into what it is a psychotherapist actually does.


00:07 – What is a psychotherapist and what do they do?
03:10 – How does someone access psychotherapy?
04:28 – What happens during a mental health assessment?
06:19 – Why would someone be referred to a psychotherapist over any other type of therapy?
08:11 – How long does it take to see a therapist?
08:50 – What can people do if there’s a long wait?
10:11 – Has there been a rise of people with mental health problems in young peoples, or are we simply better at diagnosing it?
12:05 – What are the signs and symptoms to look out for?
14:01 – How do you differentiate between someone acting like a typical teenager and someone with a mental health problem?
14:46 – How to act around a young person with depression.
16:49 – Lia explains a programme she uses called BASE.
19:22 – How creativity can help young people process emotions.
20:41 – Lia explains the concept of her campaign “Girl Got Mail”.

If you would like to know more about Lia and the work she does, head over to: http://www.liayounes.com/

And be sure to check out Girl Got Mail. It’s SUCH a brilliant idea, and I’m super jealous I didn’t think of it first!! https://www.instagram.com/girlgotmail/

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