Teens/Tweens (11 and up)
Hello, I'm a therapist. We can meet if you want to--or not--the choice is up to you. In Washington, with a few exceptions, everyone over 13 gets to decide whether they do therapy, and how their therapy goes. So, you're in the driver's seat--if there's something bad/painful/uncomfortable/confusing going on that you want help with, we can work together. Or not--it's your choice.
For Parents & Caregivers
I really like working with teenagers. I'm very hard to surprise, very hard to offend, and I laugh a lot. I really enjoy working with:
-Teens with Autism & ADHD--I like their sense of humor, view of the world, and we seem to get along well. We can work on issues around self-esteem, relationships, school. And as always, social skills.
-Teens who use defiance, surliness, outrageous grumpiness, and ignoring to communicate their needs. They make my day, and we tend to get along.
-Teens who are sensitive, intelligent, perceptive, wise, or high-achieving: these strengths lend themselves to therapy beautifully, and therapy is an ideal place for those strengths to be affirmed and understood.