During the teenage years, the pressure to conform with their peers can be incredibly strong.
Parents are understandably distressed when they observe their teen in emotional pain. A decreased in interest in their friends and activities often clues parents into the fact that something is amiss.
Social Media, advertising and television are all influencing adolescents about how they are supposed to look and feel, and what is important in life. Their unique personal expression, talents, achievements, and character strengths are often made to look inadequate next to the cultural trends being sold. Adolescents who may express differently than the main stream may find themselves spiraling downward into self-judgement, and loathing.
Depression in teens is on the rise, as both changes in our society, and technology, are disrupt a teen’s connection to others, and life-meaning. Teens need to learn that their value is not dependent upon material possessions and how they compare to others.
I help teens develop a sense of peace and contentment through learning to accept themselves, and discover effective ways to respond to challenges they are encountering. I help parents to ask the right questions, and connect with their teens in a way that models problem-solving skills, allows exploration and mistakes, and facilitates hope.
Menu of Services Offered:
- Free Initial Consultation >
- Effective Parenting Classes >
- Adolescent Counseling 11-18 >
- Social Skills Assessment & Coaching >
- Young Adult Life Skills Coaching 19-24 >
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.