ADOLESCENTS:

I have spent time with teens as a mentor, youth group leader, and counselor and love this population.  It is hard to be a teenager in our world today.  I am thankful for the opportunity to support, encourage, listen, and guide your teen.  I will also try to empower you as a parent, from a family systems perspective, as well.  Due to my age, I have found it can be easier for teenagers to connect with me and build trust.

When appropriate for the adolescent client, I like to incorporate art therapy and Narrative therapy.  I try to learn about the adolescent’s interests in order to relate to them better and build trust in our relationship.

I have worked with Adolescents struggling with:

  • Life transitions
  • Relationship problems (significant other/family/peers)
  • Divorcing parents
  • Grief and loss of a loved one
  • Process a traumatic event or past abuse (EMDR can be used if desired)
  • Decision making and career planning
  • Body Image Issues and Self-Esteem Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Teen Pregnancies
  • Self-Harm/Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Creating Boundaries

I look forward to meeting you and your teen and starting our work together!