I have over 23 years of experience providing mental health therapy to individual adults, couples, teenagers, and families. I also have supervised MSWs and MAs toward licensure.
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Helping our children develop the core values that we cherish from our own traditions as a foundation, and learn the necessary skills and good judgment to become successful youth and adults, requires a tremendous commitment of energy and time. Most parents experience worries, doubts or outright conflicts about how to guide their children at one time or another throughout the parenting journey.
We are advised to stay involved and connected with our kids and their activities as they become more independent. Yet, pre-teens and teenagers are often fiercely private about their daily lives. The urgency to connect with our youth increases when they have problems or conflicts related to their peers, during divorce; related to academic, behavioral, or alcohol/drug abuse problems; and when teens become sexually active or question their sexual identity. Teens also may experience episodes of depression and anxiety, which can be difficult to distinguish from their age-related moodiness.
I work with youth, ages 12 and up, and their families in order to give them the support and guidance they need to get back on track, restore important family connections and help parents and youth make healthy, safe choices with regards to the difficulties they are facing.