As a parent you might be wondering, is my child just being a normal, moody teenager, or does he/she need some help? Knowing how tumultuous the teenage years can be, it makes sense that parents might wonder what qualifies as “normal”. I work with tweens and teens ages 13-18. I help them to develop coping skills and problem solving strategies to improve social skills, self care, and relationships with family and peers. I help teens to understand and recognize the emotions that they may be feeling and decrease the feeling that their emotions are running their life. I help them to feel confident that they can cope with everyday challenges and live a life worth living.
The most common concerns I address in my practice are :
Worry and anxiety
Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
Difficulty managing stress
Difficulty with relationships (parents, siblings, friends)
Inability to handle conflict and behavioral issues