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 Adolescents (from 12 years old)

Therapy focuses on getting to know the teen and helping him/her feel safe and secure in the therapeutic relationship. Therapy often involves developing new ways of coping with uncomfortable feelings, building self-confidence and self-esteem, and approaching problems in healthier ways. Therapy is individualized for your child/adolescent and family’s needs.  Given my commitment to individualized treatment, strategies may be tailored in a different format for your particular situation.  I strive to provide quality services that are confidential, cost-effective, practical and solution-oriented.

A significant portion of our practice is dedicated to treating adolescents and young adults. Individuals in this age group often feel misunderstood by others. I provide a safe environment for my patients to express themselves while also educating them about life issues and how to more effectively manage stress. My ultimate goal is to teach each youth to use his or her new "tools," not only in the present, but also in the future.


Collaboration with Educational Professionals

At times, therapy may a team of the therapist, the teen, the parents or caregivers, and the teen’s psychiatrist or school professionals (as deemed appropriate). I recognize and respect the important role of the parents/caregivers and strive to collaborate with parents, school professionals and medical professionals to learn more about the child’s strengths and weaknesses and develop individualized treatment plan. Parents and caregivers are actively involved in the treatment process, as they have great influence and can be active agents of change for their child.

The overall goal of therapy is to provide effective, adaptive skills and strategies to help children and families cope with emotions, stressors, and behaviors.

Problems addressed include:

·  Depression

·  Anxieties and fears

·  School problems, attention deficit hyperactivity 
   disorder, learning disorders,

·  Emotional and behavioral factors such as temper 
   tantrums, defiance, or
rule-breaking, interfering with
   school performance.

·  Reactions to situations such as divorce, or 
   re-marriage in the family.

·  Adjustment to or management of chronic illnesses
   (asthma, diabetes, cancer)

·  Concerns about your child’s development.

·  Reaction to events such as loss of significant people,
   or other traumatic event.

·  Relationship and communication issues with parents
   and siblings.


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