Individual Counseling & Mentorship

for Teens & Young Adults

I provide a unique form of counseling and mentorship for teens and young adults who are navigating the challenges and complexities that come with this developmental life stage. 

I use evidence-based research approaches combined with relational, mindfulness-based interventions in my clinical style. By utilizing various settings from my private practice counseling room to parks, hiking trails, places in the community, and even the client's home, I bring a unique method to my relationship with my clients that integrates the role of counselor, coach, and mentor. 

ADOLESCENCE & YOUNG ADULTHOOD

Adolescence and young adulthood is a stage of life that serves as the bridge between the safety of childhood and the uncertainty of adulthood. As young individuals slowly make their way towards becoming mature adults, they are confronted with an array of challenges:

  • Biological Changes: Puberty, Changes in Hormonal Systems, Overhaul of Neural Pathways in the Brain, Intense Emotions

  • Sense of Identity: Fundamental shift in identity. Who am I?

  • Meaning & Purpose: What is the meaning of existence? What is my place in it?

  • Life Transitions: Going to High School or College, Leaving Home & Finding Independence / Autonomy, Entering Adulthood

  • Social Relationships: Navigating the Complex Network of Family, Friends, Peers, Teachers, Bosses, etc.

  • Social Media & Technology: How do I find a healthy relationship with all my gadgets?

  • Drugs & Alcohol: Peer pressure, susceptibility to substance abuse, exploration

  • Sex: What is sexuality? What does sex mean to me?

Counseling & Mentorship can be Effective for Young People 

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The adaptability and plasticity in the growing brain of teens and young adults is what makes counseling & mentoring so impactful for them. Working with a caring, responsible, and skillful mentor figure during this developmental stage can help lay the foundation for psychological well-being, healthy coping skills, life disciplines, and a secure sense of self that can last a lifetime. The proper counseling & mentoring can help guide young people through this delicate stage of life and aid in their development into happy and successful adults.

Are you concerned about the well-being and development of your child? Sometimes the most difficult step is reaching out for the first time. Be encouraged. Seeking for support is an empowering place to be with the potential for lasting change a real possibility. I offer a risk-free 50 minute consultation for you and your child. Please contact me if you think I might be able to support you. 

While I work with a wide range of issues, I specialize in:

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Career Counseling

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Family Conflict

  • School-Related Problems

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self-Esteem

  • Substance Abuse

  • Life Coaching

  • Adolescent Development

  • Coping Skills

  • Distress Tolerance

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Mindfulness

  • Anger Management

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief

  • ADHD