Who Benefits?

  • Who Benefits?

  • Our therapy helps people struggling with life’s difficult transitions. We offer customized treatment for individuals, families and couples—with unique services for adolescents and children. Learn More >

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  • Visit our Resources section for valuable literature and links that address: Grief & Loss; Trauma & Violent Crime; Separation & Divorce; Stress & Relaxation; Relationships; and Sleep & Dreaming.
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Adolescent Therapy

Often, teens feel pulled to opposite ends of decisions and choices; torn between childhood and adulthood and feeling lost or out of control.

Your therapist is genuine in her approach with her younger clients and treats each as an individual. She takes the time to understand unique styles of dress, language, music, and culture. Rather than giving an abundance of advice or opinions, she invites conversation.

By respecting the opinions of your young adult, your therapist provides guidance for positive life choices and facilitates problem-solving techniques.

Goals in therapy often include:

  • Working towards adopting healthy coping strategies
  • Developing conflict management skills
  • Clarifying goals and desires
  • Improving communication
  • Encouraging self-care
  • Improving self-esteem

Signs that your adolescent could benefit from therapy:

  • Anger & rage
  • Changes in school work
  • Concerns with drugs or alcohol
  • Cutting behavior & thoughts of suicide
  • Defiance & conduct problems
  • Difficulty focusing & staying on task
  • Encounters with the law
  • Failure to enjoy activities that were once pleasurable
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Interpersonal conflicts at home & school
  • Low energy & enthusiasm
  • Mood swings
  • Periods of isolation
  • Self consciousness
  • Tearfulness
  • Weight loss or gain