Teen Therapy

Are you a teen (or you have a teen) that is…

… struggling with social interactions?

… afraid of what other people think?

… feeling “left out”?

… so overwhelmed in anxiety that you really don’t want to go to school some days?

… struggling with the expectations to be a “high achiever” in middle school or high school?

… having a hard time speaking up for yourself?

Being a teenager can be hard.  In fact, it is arguably one of the most difficult periods of life.  You’re not quite an adult, though you really wish you were and the social scene can be just… awkward and even nerve-racking.

It’s easy to feel out of place.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

It’s hard to know what is “okay” and what’s not “okay”.

This is where therapy can help.

In my work with teens, I enjoy making therapy a place where they can have their own space to talk and get support.  I also like to give teens the space to express their creativity to help process all of these confusing emotions and feelings.  To do this, I may use things like:

  • Expressive arts, including drawing, coloring or painting.
  • Guided imagery
  • Mindfulness
  • Games
  • and more!

With teens who I can see could benefit, I also offer Brainspotting to help them overcome any fears, traumas or blocks that may be holding them back from healing and moving forward.

In addition to these methods, I also use traditional forms of talk-therapy, which may include:

  • Narrative therapy
  • Coherence Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • and more!

To see if we would be a good fit, please contact me to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.