“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)” – Dr. Seuss
Being a teenager can be difficult, especially in this day and age. Pressures in school or in the media bring on added stressors that can be difficult to navigate. In addition, it can be taxing on any parent who may have a hard time understanding their teenager. It may be challenging for a teenager to communicate their struggles to their parents, often bringing upon isolation, frustration, loneliness, and sadness. Adolescents will often experience anxiety, anger, depression, or low self-esteem as a result.
I have worked with adolescents in a variety of different settings, including school systems and universities. I specialize in working with young teens who are struggling in their relationships with their parents, significant others, or food. I also specialize in treating adolescents to overcome anxiety, depression, and sexual identity issues. I incorporate parents and/or family members in subsequent sessions in order to help both parents and their teens come to a better understanding of what may be going on.
My goal is to help adolescents build a strong and positive foundation of self-esteem and to help develop necessary skills to survive and cope with these added pressures. More importantly, my goal is to help build and sustain healthier relationships with themselves and their families.