The dilemma...

 

Navigating the turbulence of adolescence is often quite challenging not only for the individual teenager going through unprecedented change, but also for the family system supporting such growth and development.  Often times, this period can bring about underlying complexities at home and school that can manifest in a variety of behaviors. Furthermore, the upcoming 'launch' into college and adult life is usually a source of simultaneous deep excitement and anxiety (and often many other complex feelings) for both the teenagers going through the rite of passage, as well as the parents who are preparing to 'let go' of their child.

There can be many reasons to seek support during this time. I strive to accommodate a variety of needs and preferences by focusing more on the development of an genuine, trusting relationship. While I do employ cognitive behavioral techniques to help serve the needs of my clients, my work tends to be more long-term focused depth-oriented therapy.  Ultimately, my goal as a therapeutic mentor is for my clients to learn to believe in themselves as individuals whole-heartedly, and to relate to the world from a place of embodied confidence and authenticity.