Therapist for socially struggling anxious 13 year old boy
My son has always struggled socially. He's talkative and goofy and has kids that he calls friends, but they often aren't nice to him, and he's on the outside of his peer group being teased or deserted. An after school teacher spotted it years ago and mentioned that he struggles with his emotions and with reading social cues, She suggested a therapist and I didn't listen at the time. Now I wish I had. He just started middle school and already has been targeted by some bullies, and instead of navigating, he seems to be digging a deeper hole. He most prefers to be home alone playing video games. We've tried the kaiser groups, and boy scouts, and karate classes, through the years but he has always lost interest and asked to stop. I'm looking for a therapist that he can meet with and talk to. It's hard to put my finger on the exact problem. I thought it was ADHD, another therapist said it was anxiety... help.