years can be both vibrant and rocky. The drive for independence can strain
teens' relationships with their parents. Pressures to achieve in school and
extra-curricular activities can build as college draws closer. Forming
satisfying relationships with peers can be a challenge.
enjoy working with teens and their families during their important and
challenging transition to adulthood. Common therapeutic goals for teens include
improving relationships with parents and peers; coping with depression and
anxiety; treating eating disorders; overcoming sleep difficulties, headaches,
and stomachaches; and managing ADHD and other academic obstacles.
When therapy centers on a teen, I feel it is important to keep parents,
and sometimes the whole family, involved in the treatment process. This exposes
me to multiple perspectives on the problem, and allows me to collaborate with
the most influential people in the teen's life. I enjoy helping each family
leverage its unique strengths to overcome its difficulties.