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Yellow Flower

Therapy for Teens & Preteens in South Pasadena

Is your teen or preteen facing challenges with self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy? Maybe they are having trouble getting things done, worry a lot, or are more withdrawn than usual. Whether your teen is struggling with challenges related to school, family, friends, or daily life, I am here to help. I provide a friendly, safe, and supportive environment where teens and preteens can be heard and make sense of their struggles. Through a combination of age appropriate art, play, and talk therapy techniques, I help teens and preteens feel validated and engaged in their treatment so that they develop authentic, positive change.

Along with warmth and compassion, I bring years of experience and training to my work as a teen therapist. I am trained in specialized modalities for children and adolescents, including: EMDR for Children and Adolescents, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP). In teen therapy, I provide a safe space for your child to: 

Explore and process difficult emotions

Develop coping skills to manage stress

Learn effective communication skills

Improve self-esteem

Develop healthy relationships

Rediscover joy 

As a parent and former school-based therapist, I bring a unique understanding and perspective that can make therapy a meaningful and uplifting experience for your teen. I am dedicated to helping your teen build resilience, restore emotional well-being, and regain their natural sense of joy and wonder.


 For guidance through these crucial formative years, please don't hesitate to connect.

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