Therapy for teens (teens)
Being a teenager can sometimes feel like being lost in a maze, with conflicting emotions and a constant search for identity. This can be overwhelming and isolating. The therapeutic process is here to provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
In therapy, you can expect a judgment-free zone where you are encouraged to express yourself openly. I will work collaboratively with you, helping you develop effective coping strategies, build resilience, and navigate the challenges you face. I will empower you to make informed decisions, set healthy boundaries, and develop meaningful relationships.
Remember, therapy is not about fixing you; it is about helping you uncover your strengths and supporting you in becoming the best version of yourself. You don't have to face these challenges alone – I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, identity confusion, or any other concerns, the therapeutic process is tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.
Take the first step towards a brighter future. Contact me to schedule a confidential consultation and embark on your journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.
Intake assessment is the first step of the process, it begins with completing an initial evaluation, which is sent through email, followed by subsequent intake sessions. The intake assessment process typically takes two sessions where we start exploring what brings you to therapy. This assessment serves as a comprehensive evaluation that enables me to gain a thorough understanding of your situation and history, in order to craft a personalized treatment.
As part of the intake evaluation, it is my usual practice to involve at least one parent. In certain cases, I arrange separate meetings with parents to gather important information without the presence of the teen. Alternatively, I may conduct the initial appointment with both you and your parents present. However, if you express a preference for individual sessions, it is necessary for me to have a conversation about the confidentiality boundaries at the outset of therapy, ensuring that a parent is present to ensure clarity and mutual understanding.
Each individual therapy session last 45 minutes, allowing for focused and effective treatment. Initially, we schedule weekly sessions to establish a strong therapeutic foundation. As you progress in treatment, we may gradually reduce the frequency of our meetings over time, adapting to their needs and progress.