SPECIALIZING IN TEEN THERAPY
Today it may be more complicated than ever to be a pre-teen or teen. Teens face academic, family, and social pressures from friends, parents, teachers, social media, and sometimes even themselves. With so much going on, it is not uncommon for teens to show signs of anxiety, depression, academic changes, irritability, isolation, low self-esteem, reckless behavior, and sadness. Sometimes teens just need someone to talk to, that isn’t a family member, about difficult topics or emotions they are experiencing. It’s not that they don’t trust their family, but many times teens need a private, non-judgmental space of their own to gain insight and help.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
– e.e. cummings
I have extensive experience working with teens, even those resistant to therapy. Additionally, I specialize working with teens managing high academic and athletic achievement, those with careers in the performing arts, and university planning to prepare them for their futures. My approach is comfortable and conversational where teens can safely explore their thoughts and feelings about a wide variety of topics. Through therapy teens learn to manage their emotions, become motivated toward goals, and grow into healthy young adults.