Counseling for Teens
Does my teenager need counseling?
If you're reading this page, you likely already know the answer. Teenagers have long struggled with managing peer relationships and school responsibilities. Our dependence on social media and the recent pandemic have increased these difficulties for teens.
Are parents involved in counseling?
Yes! I want to meet my client's parents/caregivers and is a requirement before I begin working with a minor. Our working relationship is beneficial to your child's health and well-being. It is imperative that I give teens as much privacy as my ethics allow, while still helping to effect change with their families and caregivers. I will provide parent coaching, also, when needed.
What issues do you treat?
What techniques do you use?
Every person is unique, so I use techniques from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to support clients as they learn healthier and more helpful ways of coping with the stresses of life. I will encourage your teen to slow down in decision making to allow for more impulse control to take over. I will ask your teen to pay attention to what their body needs--movement, rest, social connectedness, time alone, water, food, etc. Our bodies are wise and can provide us with a lot of information so long as we are paying attention.
If you're ready to begin the next chapter in your story, click the link below.