High School & College Students

There is research that indicates 40% of college age youth struggle with depression, anxiety or other mental illness.  During High School and College, stress can ramp up with school demands, relationship transitions, family demands and self identity.   During this time, coping skills are developed to self soothe and sometimes those same coping skills are reinforcing the suffering. Learning tools and techniques to build coping strategies are important, however, I view therapy as a time for us to identify your values and strengths so that we can 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.