Teens and Families
Individual therapy for teens
Doing one on one work with teens is one my favorite things and the most rewarding part of what I do. The years of experience that I have acquired has helped me fine tune my approach to kids. The first thing I focus on is finding their strengths and building on them while working to build a good relationship with them. I have learned that the best way to make a difference with teenagers is to build a good relationship with them. I find that a lot of them want to have a good experience in therapy and I am always dedicated to giving it to them. My goal is to help them grow into happy healthy adults by providing a supportive mentorship and a safe therapeutic environment.
I specialize in identifying and addressing many problems with teens including:
- Anxiety, depression and mood disorders
- Drug use and addiction
- Anger problems
- Behavior problems
- School issues
- Cutting and self-harm
- Suicidal behaviors
- Family conflict problems etc
I am educated and use the following therapy methods with teenagers:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Person centered therapy
- Behavioral therapy
I offer a free phone consultation. I want you to feel confident and comfortable with your decision when looking for a therapist. I also want you to to find the right therapist for your family’s needs so there is no obligation when you call.
Parenting and family therapy
Most of the time I find that helping teens and parents get on the same page isn’t that difficult. A lot of the time it can be a small matter of clearing up misunderstandings and improving communication. I find that a lot of parents struggle when it comes to knowing how involved they should be as their teenager gets older. Relationships can become rocky in short amounts of time and parents often wonder how it went wrong. I hope you will allow me to sit down with your teen to find that middle ground that works for everybody. As your teenager gets older, it’s going to be extremely vital to them to have a good relationship with their parents. Even though your teen may not realize it, they are going to need you as they approach adulthood. Most problems and issues can be helped through outpatient therapy. I hope you will let me help you find the right answers for your family. When you leave my office, you will have a plan and items to address right out of the gates. I will continue to work with you throughout the process until we find the right answers.
- Getting an accurate diagnosis
- Understanding the presenting issues and diagnosis for their teen
- Improving communication with their teen
- Improving empathy
Contact me now and let’s make the changes in your and your child’s life and lead them on a path to fulfilling life.