Pre-Teen & Adolescent Therapy
I have grown to be quite fond of this next generation…
They are wise, aware & bright. They are challenging our systems & our preconceived notions of how things “should” be.
Basically, I see them as teachers in their own right & I am here to listen.
To be honest, I feel a sense of responsibility to the next generation. They are having to navigate a world far different than the one I knew at their age. Our children & adolescents have had access to disturbing information via technology from a very impressionable age. They are aware that the Earth is in a state of crisis & that the ways that brought us here are no longer sustainable.
The first part of my approach is to build trust & rapport – the essential ingredients for building a relationship with this population. In my years of experience working with the pre-teen & adolescent population – I have come to learn that before I dive into symptoms, I need to slow down & get to know the person in front of me. I look to the client as the guide for their journey & I am honored to be a part of this ride.
Therapy is not a quick fix solution to a young person’s problems.
It is instead a thoughtful and comprehensive process that provides adolescents with insights and skills so that they may become masters of their thoughts and feelings. This, in essence, is how they develop into happy, healthy, and successful adults.
If you would like to explore treatment options for your pre-teen or adolescent, please give my office a call.