Are you a parent of a teen who is struggling? Are you a young adult who is seeking professional support for a problem? I hope this website can be a useful tool for you. Please read about my services to see if I may be able to help you.
Some of the difficulties I treat are:
- Self-Harm (Cutting)
- LGBTQ Support
- Disordered Eating Habits*
- Substance Abuse*
- Parent-Teen Relational Problems
- Anger/Acting Out
- Transition to Young Adulthood Stress
My clients are people aged 12-25 years old and their families, when appropriate. Typically, the more you and your family invest into this experience, the more you will discover about yourself and grow. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress.
Our first few sessions will involve an intake with you and your teen (if applicable). We will discuss your relevant medical history, presenting concerns, and goals for treatment. By the end of this assessment, we will be able to establish a treatment plan, indicators to mark progress, and a general timeline for our work together.
In general, I adhere to a humanistic, client-centered framework. This means that you as a client are the expert of your own life experiences and, under most circumstances, are in charge of the time we spend in session. Based on your needs and interests, I may incorporate the following therapy approaches and techniques:
- Cognitive Behavioral
- Dialectical Behavioral
- Art therapy techniques
- Mindfulness techniques
During the summer, I offer an introduction to Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group for teens and their parents. This group is an intensive, two-week course that introduces the concepts of DBT, a type of therapy aimed to help teens improve: emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness and crisis prevention. Please contact me to if you'd like to be put on a waitlist for Summer 2018. For the full DBT module, I recommend the 16 week course at Southeast Psychology.
*Please note that if you or your teen is struggling with an active addiction or eating disorder, you will be referred to a medical facility that can better treat you.