Much of my professional mental health counseling background includes working with teen girls aged 13-18 years and their parents and women aged 18-55. The different age groups experience different developmental stages, life experiences, social skills, challenges and relationships; therefore they experience the following symptoms differently. I believe it's important for a professional counselor to be well versed in several different therapy techniques; therefore, I am trained in several different psychotherapeutic interventions and techniques. However, being trained in several therapy techniques alone doesn't make an excellent and effective professional counselor. Mental health therapy is about more than a therapeutic technique; your ideal professional counselor will also help you feel comfortable in their office, listen, empathize, meet you where YOU are and not try to fit you into a particular therapy technique. I believe the best therapy is achieved by following a person's own unique individual physiology, meeting at their starting point and following their lead while making use of my knowledge and expertise to achieve their goals.
Counseling services are provided in my office or online. Call or Text 920.944.8118 to make an appointment OR you can register online, click the link above 'set appointment now'. **Most major insurance accepted**
Regarding Tweens & Teens:
I believe in the power of adolescence and the brilliance of an adolescents resilience. I believe adolescent's are capable of whatever they believe they want to be and do. Therefore, I have designed a counseling method intended to meet the needs of teenagers. My counseling technique is unique, based on over 15 years of experience working with teens. I utilize several different counseling modalities focusing on the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual nature of teens and their family. I adore teenagers and their glorious rebel nature because I understand it; I understand the biological changes occurring inside of their brain, I understand the desire for autonomy and independence, I understand the painful and often confusing need to create a self-identity. I believe teen brains are as unique and creative as well as tumultuous and impulsive. Being a teenager in the world today is not easy; and parenting a teenager in this world is also not easy.
I believe ALL parents are doing the best they can with the tools and understanding they possess. I believe it is important to include the parents and siblings as a whole in psychotherapy services. I believe ALL parents love their children and want the best for them. Although I meet with teens one on one to work on individual treatment goals, my psychotherapy practice style designs treatment plans that from time to time include the parents and siblings of teen clients. It is always abundantly clear to me how much parents love and adore their teenager; I know this because of how frustrated they appear. Through empathy, compassion and understanding while working WITH parents and teens I believe I can make an even bigger positive impact.
Whether it's the first or sixth time a parent is parenting through the teenage years, it's that particular teens first go at being a teenager. And since everyone is different, everyone requires a different response and plan. Often, a shift in perspective is all it takes: I believe teens are 'adults in training'. When one sees and behaves towards teens as 'adults in training' it often allows for a much more empathetic and compassionate perspective. I believe you WILL benefit from my counseling services if you are a teen girl, or a parent/guardian of a teen. I can assist you with:
Building identity and self confidence
Exercise and fitness
Bullying, peer pressure and other social relationship issues
Time management and organization
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