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Bring Hope Into Your Teen's Life, Despite Stress
You are better than you imagine and more than you hope. Be inspired to live the life you want.
Overcoming teen stress, anxiety and fear
Let's Move Toward Your Teen's Best Hopes.
Anxiety is worrying about the future. Teens have more anxiety than just about anyone, for good reason. They are just growing into their bodies, lack confidence, and see a scary and turbulent world.
Fear is worrying about what’s happening in your teen's present.
Stress is physical or emotional strain your teen feels from a demanding situation.
Up to a point, experiencing anxiety, fear and stress is normal and, even, necessary. But too much of these things can make life very, very difficult.
By focusing on their best hopes and how to get there, your teen may be able to break their cycle of anxiety, fear and stress. And they may do that surprisingly quickly.
Long Live Online Therapy!
For now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, my practice is entirely online. You know what?
I think online therapy (also known as teletherapy) is great.
We can do teletherapy together from anywhere in California.
I have been offering online therapy for 3 1/2 years. Before COVID, about one quarter of my clients were out of my area and seeing me online. Now, my entire practice is online. Teletherapy makes therapy more accessible. There are so many benefits for my clients and I.
For instance, I can work with you from anywhere in California. Teletherapy promotes your independence and saves you time, money, and your precious personal energy.
As a parent of a teen, you'll love online therapy. Online therapy doesn’t require a sitter for your other kids, or keeping them settled in a waiting room. Teletherapy is a serious time-saver -- you don't have to travel to and from your teen's appointment.
Teens really resonate with online therapy. Teens are extremely comfortable with technology.
Online therapy meets them in their element, instead of expecting them to enter an unfamiliar office environment.
Being online gives them anonymity, if they want it. Online therapy is empowering for teens. They don’t need to make appointments around their parent’s schedule for transportation. They get to choose where their appointment takes place. I have met with teens while they walk in nature, in their room, in a car in their driveway, and at a friend’s house, so there’s no chance they will be heard or interrupted. Teens have the power to end a session at any moment with just the click of a button if they desire. Knowing they have that freedom is very empowering.
a different kind of therapy.
a different kind of therapist.
Therapy with Me is About Your Teen Living the Life They Want.
You probably think therapy for teens is getting advice from your teen's therapist about how your teen can live a better life. And you probably think the process is going to be lengthy and emotionally painful.
I don't practice that kind of therapy.
It would be terribly arrogant for me to think that I know how to live your teen's life better than your teen does. No one knows that better than them.
In our sessions, we will explore your teen's best hopes for our work together and how they can reach their hopes. We will focus on building the future your teen wants, not spend time re-traumatizing them with difficult things from their past.
I believe that your teen knows how to build their brightest future. By very carefully listening to them, I will be able to ask your teen the right questions that will lead them to their own answers for their life.
If all of this sounds good to you, then I might be the therapist for your teen.
Single Session Therapy
Therapy does not need to take a long time. One shift in your teen's thinking can lead to a significant insight. That insight can change their life.
One new way of seeing something can change your teen's thinking in other ways. In turn, that new thinking can lead them to other changes.
This virtuous cycle can begin to run on its own. It's almost as though your teen set up dominoes to be knocked down.
In very little time, your teen can replace their old problem-creating thinking patterns for new solution-focused thinking.