Navigating the pressures of school and friendships can be tough on teens. In Middle School, everything is different: changing classrooms, meeting new people, trying to figure out where you fit in. High School only increases the demands. Get into the best college! Build your resume by volunteering, playing a sport, or performing in the Jazz Band! Get good grades! Look good! Wear the right clothes! Be popular!
It can be overwhelming at times.
It’s hard to deal with all of the stressors, such as schoolwork and socializing. This often results in not getting enough sleep, and feelings of anxiety and depression when you can’t meet unrealistic standards.
I can help.
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and can teach you valuable coping skills to deal with the pressure. I can also help you find ways to sleep better, manage your emotions, and communicate more effectively with your parents, teachers, and friends. The key to using your skills, however, is to know when to use them – before it’s too late! We work on raising awareness – of triggers, patterns, and early warning signs in your body. This is especially important to learn. We can do all of this through one of my DBT Skills Groups for Teens, as well as in individual 1:1 counseling sessions, depending upon your needs and schedule.
I am on YOUR side as your advocate.
My role is to help you navigate your world and to lend a sympathetic ear. I will support you, recognizing that you’re doing the best that you can. AND, I will also help you to find ways to make the necessary changes in your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions so that you can have a life worth living. Wouldn’t that be great? Make no mistake – this isn’t easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. I will be there for you.
Contact me. We’ll figure it out – together.