Adolescents & Teens
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have extensive experience working with adolescents and teens
in therapy. Adolescence can be a challenging time for many individuals, as they navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood and experience a range of emotional and psychological changes. Therapy can be a valuable tool for adolescents and teens to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and supportive environment.
In therapy sessions with adolescents and teens, I use a client-centered approach, which means that I prioritize creating a space where my clients feel heard, validated, and understood. I believe that every client has unique needs and experiences, and I work collaboratively with my clients to tailor treatment to their specific needs
In our work together, adolescents and teens can explore a range of issues, including anxiety, depression,
self-esteem, body image, identity, relationships, and family dynamics. Adolescents and teens often face unique challenges related to their developmental stage, such as social pressure, academic stress, and navigating their emerging sense of identity. I work with my clients to develop coping skills, build self-awareness, and improve communication and problem-solving skills.
One area of specialization for me is working with Neurodivergent adolescents and teens. Neurodiversity refers to the wide range of natural neurological variations in the human population. Some individuals have a neurodivergent brain, which means their brain functions differently than the average (neurotypical) brain. Adolescents and teens who are neurodivergent may face additional challenges related to communication, social skills, and emotional regulation. In therapy, I provide a safe and supportive space for my neurodivergent clients to explore their unique experiences and develop skills to navigate their lives successfully.
Therapy can be an essential resource for adolescents and teens as they navigate the challenges of growing up. By working with me, adolescents and teens can learn coping skills, build self-awareness, and improve their relationships with themselves and others.