Kelley’s Work With Adolescents
My heart breaks for the messages our teens hear today. “Your worth is based on your brand. You are what you achieve. You are not enough.” Now, more than ever, teens need a safe space to be vulnerable. They need opportunities to explore identity, desire, grief, pain, joy, faith, heartbreak, and everything in between.
I’ve walked closely with teenagers for over a decade — as a Young Life leader, as a volunteer in an at-risk home for teenage girls in foster care, and as a wilderness guide for high school students. I can sincerely say that teenagers are my favorite. I love their curiosity and zest. And I love that they are at a perfect time in life to dive deeply into self-exploration and identity.
As a therapist to teenagers, I create a safe space for vulnerability and offer opportunities for growth. Using a family systems approach, I regularly check in with parents/guardians of my teenage clients to foster continued support and understanding. I believe that it’s an honor to be a safe place for teenagers, and therefore strive to create strong rapport and maintain trust as they share their story.
I work with adolescents who struggle with:
- Relationship issues (friends, family, significant other)
- Life transitions
- Anxiety and depression
- Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
- Creating and maintaining boundaries
- Grief and loss
- Abuse and trauma (utilizing EMDR, if desired)
For questions about payment, insurance, or a fee based upon your annual income please call the front desk at (970) 484-1735.
If you would like to set up an appointment or have other questions, you can reach me directly at (720) 600-7123 or Kelley@LightoftheRockies.com. I look forward to hearing from you!