These are difficult years for teens struggling with physical and social changes in their lives  as they assert aspects of their newly found independence.

I focus specifically on identifying what is causing their pain and leading to unhappiness. I help them find the next steps towards improving their situation or relationships with family or friends. We then work to help identify what they want, how to achieve it and how to sustain health and happiness in their daily lives.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer extensive, professional and life experience working with teens concerning a broad range of behavioral, emotional, familial, and social issues.

Many young clients I see come seeking professional counseling regarding a wide variety of concerns including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • sexual, physical, or emotional abuse
  • social isolation
  • teen friendships/bullying/dating
  • teen parenting, teen pregnancy counseling and support
  • low energy
  • panic attacks
  • trauma or other stressors
  • self sufficiency-or independent living development
  • divorce, conflict with parents, step-family blending issues
  • low self esteem
  • mood swings
  • oppositional or angry behaviors and
  • relational and attachment issues.