Teens and Young Adults

Man balancing on one leg, in front of a blue garage doorFor most people, your teens and early twenties are not a smooth ride. You are figuring out who you are, who you are becoming, and how you fit into your family and your world — that’s bound to be a bumpy journey. Everyone struggles during this time, you are definitely not alone! Whatever your struggle is, therapy can help you:

  • Explore your identity
  • Figure out why relationships — romantic, family, friends — aren’t going the way you want
  • Find ways to manage overwhelming emotions
  • Talk about things you can’t talk about with anyone else

I have helped many young people wrestling with self-harm, questions about sexual or gender identity, depression, and anxiety. I specialize in working with smart, high-achieving youth who are really hard on themselves. Therapy with me can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, and better equipped to handle the bumpy road you are traveling.

I use a range of tools, including cognitive behavioral (CBT) techniques and mindfulness-based therapy, to create a unique approach for each young person. I coordinate with doctors and psychiatrists and other health professionals for holistic treatment.

I am the author of The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Reduce Anxiety and Get Things Done (New Harbinger, 2016), available now.


Call  (415) 409-9023 for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more.

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“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden