How my approach to working with children, teenagers, and young adults is different
Let’s face it – many children and teenagers don’t like therapy or counseling.
It’s boring. It’s uncomfortable. They’re not sure how it’s supposed to work. They are asked questions about feelings they don’t recognize having, and asked about their progress on goals they never signed on for. No wonder they don’t feel listened to.
I approach kids differently. I don’t bombard them with a lot of questions and I don’t try to “get” them to talk with me—an undertaking I find as insulting to us both as it is unproductive. Instead, I introduce a variety of topics and see which ones evolve into conversations that can heal, animate, encourage, stimulate, or inspire. I’m happy to answer questions, offer opinions, and say what I think is going on without ever trying to muscle any points across. I work quickly, but never rush.
I have spent my career thinking about how to provide services to kids and teenagers and young adults that they actually value and respect, and therefore want to participate in. This eliminates the miserable and undignified tug-of-war and other power struggles that a lot of therapists endure when working with this population. It really doesn’t have to be that way.
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In Office Services
- Individual, private therapy for children, teenagers, young adults, and adults
- Family therapy
- Parent/child or parent/teen therapy
- Parent(s) only consultation/coaching
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.
30 minutes $120
45 minutes $170
60 minutes $230
90 minutes $340
Daytime, afternoon, and evening appointments are available.
Longer sessions are available for individuals and families that travel from a distance or prefer a more in-depth or accelerated counseling experience. These two and a half hour appointments are scheduled on weekdays before 3 pm for a fee of $600.
Please note that I do not accept insurance, but can always provide receipts that can be independently submitted by you for reimbursement, depending upon your health insurance policy regarding about out-of-network providers.
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