Adolescents

Adolescent girls benefit from having a safe, supportive environment where they can process struggles and pressures they encounter in their teen world.  Typical challenges in this phase of development include creating independence, defining one’s identity, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, and balancing the everyday demands of teenage life.  Although teens girls have the ability to communicate their needs verbally they thrive activity based interventions.  The combination of talk therapy with activities can help to facilitate growth, change and a deeper understanding of self.

Parent Consultation is a vital component to working with any teen who is in counseling. Parent consultation helps therapists gain insight and have a holistic view to identify areas of concern and struggle as well as growth and change.  In addition, therapists provide psycho-education and guidance so parents can promote identification and expression of feelings as well as healthy boundaries that will complement their teens’s growth in therapy.

PARENT CONSULTATION

  • Third party to help parents stay on topic
  • Focusing on relationships with the child/children
  • Allowing parents to share their needs to move forward in a healthy manner
  • Developing goals and agreements in session
  • Identifying tools that will help with conflict

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION