Therapy for Teens
Is your teen withdrawn, worried, stressed, or exhbiting a change in behavior? Are they engaging in self harm, have disordered eating behaviors, or emotional outburts? Has your teen recently gone through a major life transition, such as a death in the family, divorce of parents, or change of schools/graduation?
Often teens can’t or won’t verbalize the difficulties they face and what they feel (especially to their parents!). Getting to the root of their problems and finding lasting, helpful solutions requires experience and innovative strategies. I combine talk therapy with expressive techniques such as art, writing, etc. to help find his or her voice. Through expressive therapies, people learn how to problem solve, who they are as individuals, and new coping strategies for life’s stressors.
I help teens navigate challenges such as:
- Self injury/self harm
- Disordered eating
- Body dysmorphia
- Conceptualization of self/self esteem
- Stress management
- Peer/school difficulties
- Life transitions
- Separation/divorce/other family changes