What makes therapy work?
Truly connecting with your therapist. Bottom line. Research has proven the biggest reason change happens in therapy is not based on techniques and specific interventions as much as the therapeutic relationship itself.
This is why I only take a few individuals at a time and keep my groups small. I want to be fully present and take the time to really hold space for what needs to emerge in therapy. Teens often feel pressured in so many other areas of life, so as an art therapist, I want to allow my clients plenty of time to create in session.
It is all about you
I believe therapy is about you and your teen. We will collaborate on goals, frequency, and when therapy should end. Common reasons people seek out individual therapy can include normal developmental challenges such as:
difficulty making friends or social concerns,
challenges transitioning to high school or preparing for after high school,
dealing with stress and worry, and
self-identity and self-esteem issues.
Some parents may seek out individual therapy because they are concerned about whether their teen may meet criteria for depression, mood disorders, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This will all be explored during the initial assessment appointment and during the first few appointments to clarify individual needs.
Lastly, some will seek out specialized services for specific aspects of an existing treatment plan with another provider like a psychologist or psychiatrist. Common examples are EMDR treatment for various types of trauma including medical trauma, traumatic memories and experiences, phobias, and adoption and attachment issues. Art therapy can also be a complimentary treatment to assist teens who may have difficulty with verbal expression, who wish to improve coping skills via creative expression, and to address sensory-based goals through the creative process.
Help is here!
Connect today and get the support you both need! It's as easy as 1-2-3 to start the process:
Schedule a free 15 minute call to see if we're a potential fit and get your questions answered. If we decide to proceed, you'll move to Step 2.
Schedule an interview appointment. You will receive an information packet to review and fill out prior to this appointment. This is required of all new clients whether your are interested in individual or group therapy. If either party decides we are not a good fit, I will do my best to provide referrals based on your needs. If we decide we are a good fit, we'll schedule our first individual or group therapy session!
Therapy begins!! We will fine tune your treatment plan together including specific goals to be achieved, whether individual, group, or some combination is most appropriate, and the ways we will measure and evaluate your progress. We formally review and discuss progress around every 6 weeks.