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COUNSELING IN EXTON

Forward-thinking, solution-focused, jargon-free therapeutic conversations influencing the lives of kids, adolescents and young adults. … by the author of “Why Teens Hate Therapy” and Adolescent Therapy That Works: Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

  • Not sure if it’s “typical teen behavior” or something to really worry about? Contact me for info on my  Q&A / consultation sessions for parents that can be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
  • Listen to Janet's talk to parents at All Souls Church in NYC about how parents and teenagers can relate to each other with respect and compassion.

RESOURCES FOR THERAPISTS

Training seminars • Private case consultation •  Supervision groups • Articles and handouts

2017 Community Lectures/Conversations with Parents & Professional Workshops

For Parents

March 15, 2017
Raising Boys Who Don’t like Playing Sports
Chester County Library, Exton, PA
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

April 19, 2017
Raising Boys Who Don’t like Playing Sports
Woodlynde School, Strafford, PA
8:30 am

April 25, 2017
“She’ll Grow Out of It, Won’t She?” — Is It Typical Teenage Behavior, or a Red Flag?
Chester County Library, Exton, PA
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

May 4, 2017
Raising Boys Who Don’t like Playing Sports
Chester Springs Library, Chester Springs, PA
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

June 8, 2017
“She’ll Grow Out of It, Won’t She?” — Is It Typical Teenage Behavior, or a Red Flag?
Chester Springs Library, Chester Springs, PA
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

For Mental Health Professionals

March 17, 2017
Why Is This Smart Kid Failing School?
T.W. Ponessa & Associates, Exton, PA
9 am – 11 am

March 24, 2017
How To Talk With Teenagers: Succeeding with our most reluctant clients
Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Wash DC