As adults it can become challenging to remember what it was like to be a teenager. This can lead to disconnection with our children as they are finding their way through the weeds of adolescence. Other times our teens are facing challenges that we never had to deal with, which can leave us feeling hopeless to guide them.
If you are in this situation I am here to tell you that you aren’t alone. No matter what challenges you are facing, you do not have to face them alone. My approach to adolescent therapy utilizes neurodevelopmentally informed techniques to help empower teenagers to make decisions they are proud of. We will work together to better understand what their behavior is communicating and find strengths-based strategies to meet their needs. Currently, I serve clients who are 15-years-old and older.
Here are a few issues I have walked with adolescence through:
I work to provide holistic care to your child. This means that we can set up parent consultation sessions in order to discuss what strategies may be most beneficial for your teenager based upon what I am seeing in session. This will be done collaboratively with input from your child, which facilitates buy in and longer lasting results.
In service of providing holistic care to your teen, I require that at minimum one parent is also in treatment.
A creative approach to therapy that does not necessitate sitting on the couch all session. I tailor each appointment to meet the developmental needs of each client. This means we may be taking walks, playing games, throwing a football around, or painting while we talk.
As a client you can also expect for treatment to incorporate your parents. Rather than focusing on what you are “doing wrong” I focus on how we all hold a piece of the puzzle and can work together to find a solution.
Each session lasts between 45-50 minutes long and costs between $185.