Adolescence can be a profoundly challenging time of life. Teens are struggling to discover their own unique identities, while mourning the loss of their childhood. Simultaneously, they are also searching for belonging; a place in the world and a way to survive. Therapeutic attunement during this life transition can have a profound impact on the individual’s ability to thrive in adulthood.
I have experience working with a broad range of issues that are common during adolescence, including anxiety and depression, ADHD, PTSD, and bullying and other aggressive behavior. Teens often benefit from additional support when confronting a variety of issues, such as parental loss, divorce, social challenges, academic difficulties, sexuality and gender development, and trauma.
My approach with teens is playful and warm. I try to enter into their world and to provide a space where they are free to express themselves honestly and without consequence. From there, I attune to the specific, unique needs of each client, helping them to forge a path for themselves in this world that suits them.