Therapy for teens
Teens need support to transition into adulthood while navigating friendships, identity, sexual development, and experimentation.
Teens need therapy too!
The changes that happen during the teenage years are often deeply personal and super confusing (for both parent and teen!). When teens have a safe space to talk about what’s going on for them, with a professional who can teach them actionable skills, this can ease the transition to adulthood for both the teen and their parents. My approach to working with teens is validating, fun, and skill-based, with a strong emphasis on transparency about confidentiality (privacy) between parents and teens. Not everything can be kept confidential (like if your safety is at risk), but I find with strong communication, we can strike a balance that parents and teens can agree on. Parents are often concerned with teenage experimentation with sex or drug and alcohol use, and it’s not always clear what should be done about this. Perhaps suicidal thinking or cutting has been a concern in your family. I have the experience to guide your family towards health, safety, and improved communication, while monitoring for anything that could affect normal development. If your teen is not tooooootally convinced about therapy, give them a chance to talk to me before committing —I’m always willing to talk on the phone before meeting!