Therapy & Counseling: Children, Teenagers, & Young Adults

Clinical Services

  • Individual, private sessions with children, teens, or young adults.
  • Joint parent/child sessions or joint parent/teen sessions.
  • Family sessions ( with parent(s), child/teen, and siblings).
  • Parent coaching/consultation
  • Evaluation/assessment of ADHD, risk of self-harm, depression, anxiety, excessive anger.

There is no one schedule or frequency of visits that suits all clients. Some come every week, and others come every other or every three weeks. Some clients follow up a series of weekly visits with monthly or periodic visits. I will make recommendations, and clients are free to modify them based upon any numbers of factors—family or business travel, finances, or busy after-school activity schedules.

 

Consultation/Educational Services

  • Consultant to schools, mental health organizations, agencies involved in child, adolescent, and/or family development and mental health.
  • Speaker for non-profit and private organizations on matters related to parenting children, parenting teenagers, 21st century family life, parent/teen relationships surrounding respect and communication, teens who are bullies at home, raising and supporting boys who don’t play sports, among other topics.
  • Workshop leader for mental health professionals and educators on matters related to raising, counseling, and educating youth. Specific topics include working with kids who never asked for help in the first place; working with emotionally reactive, volatile youth; helping parents to hold their kids accountable for their choices and behaviors; how to interact with teens so that they want to talk with you as much as you want to talk with them; infusing therapy with respect and credibility.
  • Seminar leader and speaker for parent groups/organizations. Specific topics include parenting children, parenting teenagers, 21st century family life, parent/teen relationships surrounding respect and communication, teens who are bullies at home, raising and supporting boys who don’t play sports, and many more topics.

Click to watch a video introduction to Janet and her practice.

 

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Edgette is savvy about teens’ reluctance to participate in therapy. She recognizes that they don’t trust the therapist and that they find the entire process hopelessly contrived, potentially pointless, yet vaguely threatening. She knows too that therapists frequently make this bad situation worse by trying too hard to make teen clients like them, or taking on too much of the responsibility for making therapy work.”
 -Jim Naughton, senior editor Psychotherapy Networker
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Find out one of the ways in which therapists quickly lose credibility with their young clients by watching this video.