ADOLESCENT

Adolescents is a transition from childhood to adulthood.  It can be a very trying time for the adolescents as well as the family.  This is a time when destructive coping skills can develop if an individual's self-esteem is low or they are possibly being bullied at school.  Adolescents have a lot of pressure to succeed in school.  Psychotherapy can be a place where the teen has the opportunity to develop trust with another person who in turn allows them to understand about healthy relationships, setting boundaries and relationship skills.  I have had significant experience working with children and adolescents experiencing emotional problems, addictions and eating disorders. I worked extensively with parents and families on parenting education, behavioral interventions and symptom management.