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Children and Teens

To grow up is to be in a constant state of change.  My goal in working with children and teens is to help the process of growing up be as painless as possible.  Sometimes this means providing children and teens a therapeutic space of their own as they conquer life's difficulties and other times this means working with families to create an environment that better fosters the mental health needs of all of its members.Family conflict, depression, self-harm and risk taking behavior, anxiety, self-image and insecurity, grief and loss, divorce and separation, lack of motivation, individuation and behavioral issues are all common concerns I work with.Being a teenager is hard but it can be even harder when you’re dealing with depression, anxiety or trauma. I help teens who are struggling learn to cope better and feel happier with their lives. I’ve worked with teens since 1988 and know what it takes to connect with them. I enjoy getting to know them, seeing them grow and change and feel better about their lives.

Everyone has a role to play

Everyone in a family is important and has a special role to play in the day to day function of the family unit.  Sometimes those roles put family members at odds or create situations that are difficult to manage. Sometimes those roles need to change or don't quite fit.

At Equilibrium Counseling Center we recognize that people define their family in many different ways and that family structures can change over time.  Whether you are a traditional family, single parent family, blended family, same-sex parent family, adoptive family, foster family, extended family, or any other special kind of family; we want to support you in making your family whole, strong and awesome. We can help you navigate the challenges you face each day and identify strategies to work through them as a family.  

We know that children of all ages respond well to clear expectations, consistency and follow through for consequences, but implementing this can be easier said than done. 

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