Navigating constant transition is difficult for the most emotionally savvy adults, so imagine what the last two years have been like for our kiddos, teens and young adults. We understand the unprecedented natured of change young people are experiencing and work with families to provide support and safety for youth and young adults to sort through these changes.
Offering support for youth clients while supporting families in attuning to their needs inform the outcomes and treatment strategies we adopt in our work. Our approach is client centered, and with young people at the helm, we establish the safety they need, while also offering tools for families to facilitate the necessary change for our young clients to thrive.
Youth Centered Therapy Goals
Developmental Focus on Change
Enhanced Communication & Coping Skills
Autonomy, Independence and Resilience
Cultural Identity Awareness
Integrative Person Centered Approach
Our Approach to Youth Services
We understand the complexities of working with young people. Therapy is most effective when a trusting relationship exists between the therapist and client, and young people need to feel free to discuss and drive their work without fear that their thoughts and feelings will be immediately communicated to their parents. Our approach offers both a rich opportunity for young clients to establish autonomy in their work and healing, but also integrates support for parents and families to be informed about our progress.
Challenges for Young People
School Problems: disciplinary issues, absence and truancy
Behavioral Challenges: anger management, emotional regulation
Cultural identity and acculturation
Peer relationship & social skills
Mental Health: depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict