Empowering Teens

This is the time to discover who you are and learn about what makes you feel valued. As a teen, it is tough when you are experiencing stress, anxiety, and sadness because it affects the way you feel about your self-esteem and self-worth.  When you are feeling low, you don’t want to be around others and that impacts how you are with your family. When you can’t ask for help at home, it affects how you are in school.  It is important to break the cycle so that you can feel more supported and valued.

teenage-brainWhether you are having problems communicating with your friends, teachers, and parents, I can listen and empower you so that you are able to be assert yourself and can find your voice in being able to articulate what you need.

What could be going on for you?

You may be experiencing interpersonal conflict with your parents and feel like they don’t understand what you are going through. You may be struggling with your classes in school and your grades may be low due to procrastination and difficulty remaining organized. You may have moved many times and are struggling with adjusting to your new environment.  You may be experiencing difficulty getting along with your friends and/or may be experiencing bullying. Whatever your problem is, I am here to help you.

How do I help you find your way? 

When I work with you, it is important for me to develop an alliance. I want to find out what you are passionate about and where you have lived in your life.  As a therapist, I am warm, engaged, and patient.  Having an outside professional can help you see things from another perspective because they are not inside the situation.

How do I help teenagers?

  • Listen to your feelings and give you an outlet to express what is hard and difficult.
  • Help you to learn about how to assert your needs.
  • Teach you how to prioritize what is important.
  • Helping you with depression, anxiety, and social skills to enhance your well-being.