It isn't easy being being a teenager, and it isn't easy being the parent of a teenager. Teenagers can be creative and quirky, quick-witted, and often introspective. There are challenges as well - social, emotional, physical (just to name a few of many) that come along with learning how to navigate this time period. Sometimes it's helpful to have a little extra support.
I can work with your teenager around some of the following difficulties:
highly sensitive children
school pressure and performance pressure
eating disorders / body image
divorce / family separation
grief / death
Additionally, I offer the opportunity for "walk and talk" therapy with teenagers who are more comfortable taking a hike with me as a means of connecting. Hikes are offered in the Presidio or Golden Gate Park located in SF or Redwood Regional in Oakland, or can be arranged in other locations.
I have a special interest working with youth who identify on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Whether your child is exploring where they "fit" in the world, understanding their sexuality or gender identity, or already have an understanding of how they identify - I can help your child move through the challenges that come along with this as they navigate adolescence in a heteronormative world.
I deeply understand how difficult it is to navigate these questions as a teen and would be honored to work with your child and family.