In working with adolescents and children making the transition into adolescence, it is important that they feel comfortable and safe to share honestly and openly about difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives.

Meeting with the parents or an individual parent in the first session with the adolescent boy or girl is necessary to establish a successful foundation in the therapeutic rapport.

Areas that I help adolescents improve their lives in include:

  • Building self-esteem
  • Developing and prioritizing life goals
  • Improving communication skills with parents, other family members, peers, and teachers
  • Gaining insight into building healthy relationships
  • Making better and more effective choices regarding peer-pressure issues involving alcohol, drug use, and other ineffective behaviors

The age range that I work with in this area include boys and girls from age 9 through 19. Family sessions to incorporate healthy communications between the adolescent and other family members are suggested throughout the course of therapy to enhance the child’s therapeutic development.

Please call me at (561) 845-9488 or click here to contact me via email for more information and to set up an appointment.