Adolescent & Teen Therapy

The environment which surrounds adolescence is continually changing, both internally and externally and many young people need help in navigating. Since our initial days practicing we have always had a special interest in helping teens and young adults through teen therapy.

We typically work with teens on an individual basis for teen therapy. Our approach is to conduct a first session (either via phone or in person) prior to meeting the client to clarify expectations, rules of confidentiality and to determine if the teen is ready to begin individual work. Our approach is meant to give the teen our full focus from the moment we meet. We are there for them, to serve not as friends but as unbiased ears and outside observers. We make clear our respect for each teen and make every effort to advocate on their behalf and to help them understand and interpret what troubles them and aid them in speaking their own truth. It is our goal to create a safe space where teens can develop trust and speak freely through teen therapy.

Our clinical expertise includes issues of adjustment (relocation, loss, and divorce), motivation, depression, acting out, ADD/ADHD, substance and abuse / dependency. We are familiar with the challenges of single-parenting, blended families, parental limit setting, and the need to foster personal responsibility and respect among family members.