Services include treatment for children, adolescents and adults
Is your child struggling with issues such as low self-esteem, difficulty making or keeping friends, bullying, anger, sibling rivalry, behavioral issues, anxiety or depression? If so, he or she may benefit from psychotherapy. Our work with children often incorporates play therapy in which we use toys and imaginative play as a means of communication and expression. Your child will be introduced to age appropriate mindfulness skills to help them practice identifying, tolerating and managing uncomfortable feelings. Sometimes working with parents also serves as a helpful tool in improving the quality of life for a child.
It can be difficult to discern when it is time to seek help for your teenager as it is often thought of as normal development for teens to struggle during this stage of life. Although being in adolescence typically brings about challenges, it is important to recognize when it's time to intervene. Therapy can help teenagers with a wide variety of issues including gender identity issues, interpersonal and communication skills, self-regulating emotions, self-esteem, depression, connection with parents, anxiety, OCD, body image issues and perfectionism. Our approach to working with teens is that our clinicians truly meet the teen wherever they are at and then help them move closer to their goals by taking one step at a time. Teens often appreciate the confidentiality included in treatment and tend to make gradual gains over time.
Many individuals in their 20s and 30s find therapy helpful in terms of exploring career choices, adjusting to the demands of adulthood, raising a family, navigating friendships and romantic relationships as well as healing the wounds of their childhood. We work with many college-aged students who are battling issues such as homesickness, culture shock, peer conflicts, family management, and academic issues. During early adulthood, it is not uncommon for more serious mental health issues to begin to bud. Anxiety, depression, OCD, anger management issues, gender identity, body image problems and identity crises are common themes that we work on with clients in therapy.
In later adulthood, our clinician's help clients adjust to life's transitions, grief, managing mental health problems such as depression, parenting hardships, anxiety and interpersonal problems. Therapy can especially be helpful when an adult client feels held back by their past or unsure where to start when it's time to adjust to life's many challenges.