SKILLS FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION
I get that being a teen can be difficult, socially. Some teens tell me they feel watched or judged them. Others are fearful of social situations. We can work together to improve your social interaction. There are skills you can learn!
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
As you become a young adult, life requires more in the way of overcoming challenges. There are many different stresses throughout your teenage years. Come see me and we will talk, hone in your coping skills, and change the way you look at your problems.
AUTISM, ASPERGER'S, AND ADHD
I believe that if you are in one of these categories, you are very unique and needed in the world! However, teens with autism or ADHD sometimes have difficulties with both of the things listed above - social interaction and depression or anxiety. I can help you celebrate the aspects of yourself that are different but give purpose to your life. We can also develop strategies and plans to cope with any feelings that arise from feeling like you aren't an exact replica of your peers. Individuality can be a positive attribute!
I partner with teens to discover their vision, goals, and strategies for creating the life they want! Counseling can be helpful even if you do not feel you have any of the things listed on this page. Sometimes it can help to vent to a trusted adult about your daily life, friendship difficulties, or problems with motivation. Everyone has to cope with situations in their lives, and counseling can be a beneficial investment to reach the target of your choosing!