Therapy for Adolescents

Therapy for Adolescents
I have worked with many adolescents and their families in my Los Angeles psychotherapy practice. Adolescence is a difficult time of transition – a time when a person is solidifying their identity. I view my role as helping adolescents keep their focus on what is important, and increase positive relationships with family members. I have conducted group and individual sessions with adolescents, using both talk therapy methods as well as art therapy. Most adolescents respond to the art directives better than talk therapy. Adolescence is a very emotional and confusing time – sometimes a teen just needs a safe place to go for support in getting through the stresses of school and friends. In addition, the social media demands are high now for teens. I help teens and their parents navigate this difficult realm.
If you are in the Los Angeles area and are seeking therapy for yourself or your child, please contact me to schedule a free consultation.

 


Adolescence: Risky Behaviors and Help from Patricia O'laughlin on Vimeo.