Mental health issues often rise to the surface during adolescence. But teenagers today are also facing new challenges. The demands of school, extracurricular activities, friends, and worries about the future can make it hard to keep it all together. 

More and more, teenagers tell us that stress is keeping them from achieving their goals or from enjoying their lives. They describe their fears for their future. They struggle when they face serious disappointments and difficult relationships. 

Meeting with a trusted adult outside of the family provides an extra layer of support.

Working from a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) perspective, I help teens develop new ways to examine their thoughts, to regulate their emotions, and to choose effective actions.