Individual or Family Counseling for Teens
Hi! Bob here. You can tell just by looking at me that I’ve been around the block. But, just because I’ve been practicing therapy for decades does not mean I see everybody. I try to work with my favorite people!
WHO I WORK WITH
I love working with teens and young adults! That’s because those years have been the most formative and memorable years of my life. I went through a lot of changes, aka challenges and came out on the other side. Now, I want to help teens, young adults, and their families get out of the rut.
IF YOU'RE THE PARENT, IS THIS YOUR EXPERIENCE?
Perhaps you’re a helicopter parent and you feel out of control. You feel like you’re losing connection with your kid and you don’t understand what the hell is going on. Who is this kid you no longer recognize? Why is he acting out all of a sudden?! You seem angry and anxious all the time, when really, you’re freaked out about what’s going on.
IF YOU'RE THE KID, IS THIS YOUR EXPERIENCE?
You feel like you’re going crazy! Your mood is crappy and your anxiety is through the roof! Whatever your mom or dad thinks is the problem, you’re fighting them tooth and nail. You think they have no clue and sometimes, you’re not even sure if you know what's going on. You keep things to yourself and if they try to help, it doesn't work either.
The thing is, when you’re all fighting, it’s not like you’re having the time of your life. That’s when I can help.
THE THERAPY I PROVIDE
If you’re the parent, I help you feel better about whether your kid is going off into the deep end. I can facilitate difficult conversations so both sides feel heard. That’s often half the battle. If it is a problem with no quick solutions, I help you learn to deal with it without making it worse. If there are actions to be taken, they will be planned and well thought out.
If you’re the kid, I help you understand the changes you’re going through. I teach you tools to use so you’re neither reacting or hiding in your room. I help you have a better relationship with your parents so they'll get off your back.
POSSIBLE OUTCOMES OF THERAPY
You know you’re done with treatment when your “problem” is resolved. Whether it be pushing curfews, lashing out, or “I can’t get five words outta him,” those issues will be taken care of. Both sides will be happier.
Wouldn’t you want that?
ISSUES I WORK WITH
I'm very good at helping people with depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, parenting challenges, and drugs and alcohol use. I should probably stop there.
HOURS I WORK
Knowing how hectic life can be juggling extracurricular activities and home and work life, I provide the following afternoon, eve and weekend hours:
Tues - 2:30 to 9pm
Fri - 2:30 to 9pm
Sat - 2:30 to 9pm
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY ABOUT ME
My clients will notice there’s a kid side to me. They find me very relatable and they appreciate the connection we have that helps move therapy forward.
Wanna stop being miserable?