Teen Counseling

Teen counseling is an area in which I excel as a therapist. Teens find me to be fun and exciting, yet challenging.

For their first session, teens often come in grumpy, stubborn or not wanting to talk, but then they can't wait to make their next appointment.

Adolescence is a difficult time for most of us. The pressures of transitioning from childhood to adulthood are often a rocky road. As a parent, you want to help your teen through this time, but you are often too "close" to your child to either evaluate his/her struggles, or to be heard by your teen.

Think about your own relationship with your parents when you were a teen. Did you listen with a willing heart and open mind to their instructions and advice?


I have had extensive experience helping teens work with their parents in a more cooperative manner. In a counseling setting, teens appreciate having a safe place to share their feelings and struggles, and their parents enjoy having another person to help support their efforts.

If your teen is experiencing any of the following issues, it may be time to see a professional for help: depression, low self-esteem, being bullied or being a bully at school, excessive anger, anxiety, not getting along with others, etc.
  
I am here not to replace you as a parent, but to help give you and your teen new ideas for surviving adolescence. Good problem solving involves both the parent and the teen willing to make changes. Often parents will get farther by changing their parenting style then simply expecting their teen to change their behavior. Parents underestimate their influence on the family dynamics and conflict resolution in the home.

If you, as a parent, and your teen are ready for some help then continue to my "Rates" webpage for information about appointments and fees.

If counseling is unfamiliar territory for you and you are nervous about calling, relax! I am friendly and will guide you through the process and answer your questions.

I provide evening and daytime appointments Monday through Thursday, and Saturday mornings to fit your work and school schedules.


 

Doctor Carole 
 
 


 
 
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