YOUNG ADULT THERAPY
Using creative therapy interventions to explore self-identity!
Teen years and early adulthood can be a challenging time, especially if you're feeling unsure of yourself. Maybe you have experienced a longing to know who you are, who you want to be, what you stand for, and what you want in life. Whether this is a constant worry on your mind or something new, it can help to talk about it. I know what it's like to feel different and to be worried about what's "wrong" with you or what's making you feel “off.”
Sometimes there can be some embarrassment or shame that has its grip on you and is making you hide or doubt yourself. Other times, it can be that you just haven’t taken the time to get to know yourself to be able to be yourself around others.
It can feel overwhelming to struggle with these thoughts on your own.
I would be honored to walk alongside you as you work toward realizing what it means to be authentically you. Through discussions, activities, and trying new things, we can sort out how you're truly feeling, what you envision your life to look like, and ways to come out of your shell!
My goal is to provide a safe space for you to test out who you want to be, discuss your interests, and share your deepest thoughts. You should leave your time in therapy with me feeling a renewed sense of who you are and a big self-esteem boost to match!
I am supportive and knowledgeable about sexuality, gender, and am open to working with folks who have alternative lifestyles or religions.
If you are 18+ and transgender or gender expansive and looking for a confirmation of gender dysphoria letter (per WPATH standards), please reach out to me, as I also offer letter writing services.
WHAT TECHNIQUES WILL WE USE?
Some folks do a lot of research and decide they want a therapist that uses specific modalities, perspectives, or techniques. I like to blend a lot together so that we can do what makes the most sense for you and your needs.
For young adults and teens, I usually draw from the following:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing,
Existentialism, Gestalt, Adlerian, bibliotherapy, narrative therapy,
and Play Therapy (which includes Sand Tray and Art techniques!)
I’m also learning Internal Family Systems and hope to incorporate that into my practice soon.
There are other styles that I’ve learned but do not often use - if a specific modality is important to you, please let me know during our consult call.