Teens & Tweens

At times it can feel overwhelming when your emotions take over and you don’t know how to cope. As a parent, it can feel helpless to watch your child struggle and not know how to help. My therapeutic approach is to help the family learn effective coping strategies and understand each other’s journey. Collaboration and communication are essential. In therapy, we will work together to learn ways to manage and understand feelings, communicate effectively and cope healthfully. As a parent, you will learn ways that work to support and help your child throughout the process.

Our collaborative objectives could look like:

  • Increasing positive strategies for academic success

  • Improve confidence and self esteem

  • Discover strategies to manage depression and anxiety

  • Create a healthy relationship with food and a positive body image

  • Develop and maintaining healthy friends and cope effectively with conflicts

  • Utilize health copings skills and decrease use of self-harm behaviors (i.e., cutting)

I have specialized training in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which is an effective therapeutic approach to help individuals who struggle to cope with emotions effectively. Adolescents who struggle with behaviors such as self-harm, disordered eating, and suicidal ideation find DBT to be especially helpful and effective.