Adolescent Counseling

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

While the first few words of Charles Dickens’ famous novel A Tale of Two Cities were not intended to refer to the teen years, the classic author could have not been more on the mark!

The subject of countless books, TV shows and movies, the teen years can be perplexing and frustrating for adolescents and parents alike.  As adolescents develop and navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood, they’re faced with a vast array of new (and often intimidating) challenges.  Though parents and schools do their best to support and guide their teenagers, some youths need an additional objective outlet for venting their thoughts and feelings.

It’s this objective (read: neutral) outlet that can help better equip teens to grow into resilient, well-adjusted young adults.  As a past high school counselor, I’ve dealt with just about every teen problem that comes up in today’s society, including but not limited to:

  • Teen depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cutting or Self-Inflicted Violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Divorce
  • Blended families & other changing family patterns
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Bullying & cyber bullying
  • Gender identity
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Teen sexuality

I thoroughly enjoy working with teens and according to all the feedback I have received from my years in education and counseling, teens enjoy working with me as well.  It would be my privilege to help you and your teen as you journey together through this developmental period.