Is Therapy Right for my Teen?
Deciding whether or not to seek out therapy for your teen is confusing. Many parents come to me during some of the most difficult times in their parenting journeys. Other parents come to me looking for a place where their teen can feel seen, heard, and understood by another caring adult.
Therapy is a safe space for teens and young adults to gain wisdom, feedback, and direction about how to move forward during times of stress or transition. Some teens come to my office when they are facing significant mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, OCD, trauma, or relationship issues, while others are just looking for safe space to land. Regardless of what initially brings you and your teen to therapy, we will work together to tailor a therapeutic relationship that meets your individual needs.
It doesn’t get much better than summer in Southern California. With long days, warm nights, and trips to the beach, summertime is a fantastic opportunity to reset and relax.
Despite all the perks of a being a So-Cal resident, months without school or regularly scheduled activities can invite a lot of downtime for teens on break from school…
Exciting news! This summer, I am opening a second office in Santa Barbara, California. I will still have my office in Westlake Village, but I’m adding two days a week a bit further north in Santa Barbara. I’m looking forward to serving teens, young adults, and families in Santa Barbara and Westlake Village this! Thank you all for your support in this endeavor.
Most of us have had the experience of jitters before, during, or even after a test. Certainly, a certain amount of nervousness in the face of something that can feel both challenging and critical is reasonable, sometimes even helpful. But for some students, test taking can invite a level of fear that completely paralyzes their ability to perform and can render all that essential studying useless…
If you find yourself interested in meditation, but daunted by the task of meditating itself, classes can be a fun (yes, I have had fun in meditation class before!), informative, and necessary part of developing a rewarding mindfulness practice. Read on for some of the best meditation spots in the Los Angeles and Conejo Valley!
Sometimes teens get lost in the craziness of Valentines Day. Check out these two local resources specifically designed for teens in the Conejo Valley. One is a Teen Paint Night at Art Trek and the other is a Valentines Day Dance at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center.
Letting go of control is difficult. In relationships, we often want to control the way our partners, children, or friends act, think, and feel. Check out my most recent blog post for five tips on how to stay on your side of street.
Check out this post for 5 tips on how to support your teen while they are in therapy.
Hi Friends. Check out this short blog post on my favorite poem about recovery and finding your own voice.
Click here for a free (and funny) printable that will help you stay present!
Sometimes finding time for self care is a challenge. I recently created this self care schedule to help my clients and friends carve out time for themselves.