Therapy with Teens

Navigating the teenage years and the transition to adulthood is a challenge for every family. Developmentally, teens and young adults are all in a years-long process of shedding the role of “child” and growing into “adults.” Because teenagers seek freedom and feel increasingly empowered in their own decision making and viewpoints, parents and teens often get stuck in stressful, repetitive conflicts around responsibilities and priorities. Communication can suffer and everyone can leave arguments feeling misunderstood and resentful. Therapy can help change destructive patterns and begin to reforge a family climate of harmony.

What can I help with?

  • Rebuilding constructive communication between family members

  • Strengthening thoughtful decision-making

  • Developing a mature self-identity and identifying core values

  • Moving from reactivity to self-reflection in interactions with family and peers

  • Navigating substance experimentation

  • Setting and accepting limits around screens, phones, social media, etc.

  • Reducing anxiety around academics

  • Reducing test anxiety