Adolescence can be a time of great uncertainty and confusion for kids and families. I help by connecting with kids where they are at and deeply listening, while offering insight and understanding. Through that trusting relationship we work through difficulties including, self esteem issues, relationship troubles, depression and anxiety.
When it’s appropriate, I also work with the parents and or siblings to help with communication and decreasing reactivity within the household. Clients report less fighting and yelling and having more joyful, peaceful time together as a family.
Often times my teen clients feel deeply heard without judgment or criticism which helps the therapeutic relationship deepen. Through the relationship, feelings and core beliefs can be expressed and healed. I often see kids through middle and high school leading to a smooth transition to college. Many of my college kids still see me when they are home from school.