Teens will benefit from different modalities of treatment that all use a person-centered approach. Teens are learning and growing in their independence but still sometimes lack the ability to speak about their emotions and needs. Talk therapy is not always the best approach but for some teens, it may be. Additionally, we use art, writing, and some media to help teens understand themselves. We also work with teens so that they can more easily identify their own needs and feelings. Teens can then connect their understanding and find ways to meet their own needs with professional guidance. In return, this boosts self-esteem, resilience, problem-solving, social skills, independence, and verbalization skills to name a few. Teens suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems will find relief that they aren't forced to do just one more thing but can have control over themselves. This creates independence and a sense of self-control that gives them the space to heal in a comfortable environment so that they can feel safer to share and open up. We can utlize our specialty areas enhancing their treatments with SAFE EMDR, and addictions treatments whether that be eating, OCD addictive behavior or other addictions. There may be times that we can collaborate using a team approach where the parents work with their own personal therapist in the practice while the teen works with their therapist with the focus being on helping the two learn to work together to communicate and resolve conflict and better understand each other outside of therapy. Our goal is to give you the skills you need to not need us faster. With this approach each person feels heard until they can hear each other and will have lasting life skills. We can also help parents break generational trauma that may be impacting their relationship and ultimately the teens behaviors by utilizing family sessions on occasions and providing psychoeducation, with the focus being on the teens confidentiality but still helping the teen to be better able to communicate with their parents on their own. We have many school therapist on staff that specialize in academic stressors and can help teen students manage school stressors and find direction in their career/college choices that work for them. We believe in helping teens identify and mange mental health at an early age so they will have life long skills that set the stage for a happy healthy fulfilling life.