Adolescent Psychotherapist & Psychoanalyst
Adolescents & teens are all about independence, mastery of achievements, and becoming their own person. This developmental stage is often challenging but not usually insurmountable. Patience is the key for parents of a teenager. Therapy can be wonderfully beneficial during this time of change in life from being dependent upon parents to a time of depending upon oneself. Everything from driving oneself to their therapy to figuring out life’s plans, can be aided by talking to a therapist.
Psychoanalytic thinking is of great help when working with teens and helping parents as their teenager is in therapy. Teenagers have to be assured that their participation includes confidentiality.
All sessions are 45-minutes in duration. Because the appointment is reserved for you (or your child), and this commitment on both of our parts is a most important aspect of what makes therapy successful, it is policy to charge for appointments not canceled with 72-hour notice (3 days) in advance. Fees would only be waived, if a cancellation is occasioned by circumstances, which we would both define as an emergency, and then discussed and mutually agreed upon.