Does your teen suffer emotionally for days after a gentle teasing?
Some teens have a highly sensitive nervous system. For them, their emotional experience is at such a constant intensity that it shapes their self-image, school performance, social life, and family relationships. Their extreme responsiveness makes them prone to anxiety and depression in the face of stressful situations.
I specialize in working with shy, sensitive and anxious teens, and can empower your child with the coping skills they need to thrive in the world. I teach them how to to digest their troubling experiences, as well as give them self-soothing techniques they can utilize in the face of rejection.
By guiding them through creative discussions and exercises, I uncover and address the challenges that your teen is struggling with. I help them sift through their past experiences for nuggets of wisdom, that they might reframe unpleasant memories as opportunities for growth. I also support them in setting healthy boundaries, and show them how to prepare for situations that they might deem uncomfortable or overwhelming.
My style is a collaborative effort between myself and your teen, with the intention of creating a fun and uplifting experience for them. I encourage teens to create a vision of the experience of life that they would like to have, and then support them in their journey towards that goal.
Taking the Trouble out of the Teen Years
Providing service for: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Los Angeles, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, and Topanga Canyon.