Psychotherapy for Adolescents

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." - Max Lerner

The teenage years can be a particularly tumultuous phase of life.  Psychotherapy can help adolescents and their families to navigate the unique challenges that are present during this stage of development.

Adolescence is the transitional period between childhood and adulthood.  During adolescence, children begin a process of individuation, in which they begin to develop a self-concept that is separate from their parents.  As a result, adolescents begin to seek more independence and look more to their peers for direction and guidance.

While these changes are healthy and developmentally appropriate, they can often introduce chaos and conflict at home.  As a parent, watching your child struggle through this particularly complicated period can arise feelings of helplessness and fear.  Working with a licensed psychotherapist can offer much needed support and guidance to parents and families.

Some signs that your child may need professional help include:
  • Disruptive behaviors at school and/or at home
  • Isolating
  • Problems with peer relationships
  • Increased anger and irritability
  • Excessive worry and anxiety
  • Self-destructive behavior and self-harm
  • Substance use
  • Decline in grades
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Significant changes in mood or behavior

I believe in a holistic approach to treatment that addresses the needs of the whole person: mind, body & spirit.  Through working collaboratively with clients and families, I create individualized treatment plans based on the client's goals and unique needs.  I utilize proven evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, DBT, CBT and mindfulness to help clients achieve real results and create meaningful and lasting change.

Schedule a free 30-minute consultation today to learn more about how psychotherapy can help your child and family.

*Due to COVID-19, all sessions will be conducted via telehealth only until further notice.