Adolescents and Teens
I specialize in Psychotherapy for adolescents and teenagers (ages 8-17) using empirically based methods and techniques to reduce emotional and behavioral difficulties. Although there are different types of therapy treatments, communication remains the basic tool for bringing about change in a person’s feelings and behaviors.
As part of the initial assessment, I determine the best treatment for the young client. This decision will be based on such things as the adolescent current problems, history, level of development, ability to cooperate with treatment, and what interventions are most likely to help with treatments (medication, behavior management, or working with school officials). The relationship that develops between the therapist and patient is very important and critical for successful change. The adolescent/teenager must feel comfortable, safe and understood. This type of trusting environment makes it much easier for the young client to express his/her thoughts and feelings and to use psychotherapy in helpful ways.
Psychotherapy helps adolescents and teenagers in many ways. They gain emotional support, resolve personal internal challenges and conflicts with peers and family members, and attempt new solutions to existing problems. Goals for therapy are defined at the start of treatment specific to each individual need (improvements in relationships, improved grades, future planning, eliminate dependency issues, control emotional outbursts).
Common questions asked by parents:
Why is psychotherapy being recommended?
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How long will my child be in therapy?
How much do psychotherapy sessions cost?
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Call me today to get answers to these questions or concerns to
210-844-1296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org