Therapy that helps teens feel more confident in themselves
Fights between you and your teen have escalated. You’re not sure what they are up to most of the time. You know she’s depressed but not talking to you about it. Your suspect he is smoking weed or worse. Now that he’s a teenagers and almost out the door, everything feels more serious. You want her to get support before things get worse.
I help teens process their emotions, think through how they make decisions, and develop a strong and health sense of self. I work with adolescents on issues such as
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
Acting-out behaviors and aggression
Alcohol and drug use
Low self esteem
Social media (over)usage
Grief and loss
Serious illness in the family
College application anxiety
Talk therapy is most common at this stage. I also incorporate art materials and mindfulness techniques when appropriate.
As a parent, you are important
Parents are often not involved with their teen's treatment. At the same time, you are an important part of your adolescent's life. I meet with you before meeting your teen and check in periodically to collaborate and provide support. Together we will find new, constructive ways to communicate with your developing young adult.