in New York, NY.
How Adolescent Psychotherapy Works in New York, NY.
An Understanding Psychologist for Teens
I will go out on a limb here and say that a frequently unspoken truth is that many people (including too many psychotherapists) are sort of afraid of teenagers. Their feelings and behaviors can be confusing and unpredictable to parents and other family members. They often fluctuate between acting more mature than their years and acting like younger children again.
Listen to my excerpts from a Columbia University radio interview on the pressures and challenges that teenagers experience today.
Understanding the actions of teenagers can be difficult, and I see it as my job to make sense of those actions and to figure out how to address their behaviors and emotions in a constructive manner. I can help your teen get on a better course.
Helping Your Teen Better Understand Himself / Herself
Teenagers can present with a variety of problems, including low self-esteem, withdrawal from others, moodiness, temper outbursts, anxiety, ADHD, and depressed mood. Behavioral problems can include poor school performance, truancy, aggressiveness, sexual promiscuity, and drug and alcohol use, among other difficulties.
I have helped many, many teenagers with these kinds of problems and can offer a strong skill set to help your teenager with these types of problems using proven adolescent counseling techniques.