Working with adolescents and children making the transition into adolescence, it is important they feel comfortable and safe so they can share honestly and openly about difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives.
I meet with the parents or separately with one parent in the first session with their child(ren). This is necessary to establish a successful foundation in the therapeutic rapport.
Areas I help your adolescent improve include:
- Building self-esteem
- Developing and prioritizing life goals
- 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 includes boys and girls, 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.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please call (561) 845-9488 or you can email me HERE.