Tell me if this sounds like your inner monologue, “Did I handle that correctly? Was I supportive enough? Does she-oops! I mean, do they feel supported? Am I doing this right? Does this mean we need to go clothing shopping?”
In my work with youth, I often see this same exhaustion and have come to recognize it as a common hurdle between youth and the professional supports they are needing. Despite how it feels, shifting the feeling of hopelessness and finding the perfect support is possible, it just may take new tools to bolster hope, resilience, and resourcefulness.