Adolescents

Middle school and high school is an important time for friendships and relationships.  It is also when we  learn how to cope with difficult emotions and experiences. My number one goal is that you feel respected and heard.  Together we will spend time understanding what your life is like, what expectations you have for yourself and for others. We will identify your strengths and build on what you do well in order to improve mood and self-esteem.  

This is the right time to seek out therapy if you are experiencing:

  • Hopelessness

  • Overwhelm

  • Grief

  • Rejection from friends

  • Cutting

  • Low self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Gender and Sexual Identity

Parents:

As a parent myself, I know how challenging this time can be to navigate. It can be difficult to figure out whether your teens  behavior is due to puberty and  "normal" development or  deeper concerns such as underlying depression or anxiety.  I provide a thorough assessment which will  provide clarity and tools for you and your child. Sometimes, if there are symptoms that require a referral for medication or further evaluation, than a referral is carefully selected to meet client needs.