Therapy for Adolescents
I work with adolescents who come in with a wide range of problems. Adolescents are still embedded in a family system, and while adolescents bring their own experiences and issues into therapy, my work with teens always involves some level of parent engagement. Often, adolescents have had disturbing or traumatic experiences that need to be treated, and teens generally respond well to EMDR therapy. Teens may also need specific treatment for anxiety or depression, skills for managing relationships and conflict, and guidance in learning to solve problems. My goal is to help teens understand themselves, learn how to communicate their experiences and needs, develop skills for self-care, and be able to make use of the parenting and other resources available to them. Similarly, most parents benefit from support in understanding their teenagers, making sense of their symptoms, and learning how to effectively support their teen’s development.