When you feel no one could possibly understand, support is here!
EMPOWERED Therapy is a practice dedicated to working with teens as they discover ways to not only survive, but to THRIVE.
From the moment you walk in the door, you will be met with respect, acceptance, and understanding. Without the fear of judgment, you will be empowered to build skills, find new perspectives, develop confidence and a positive sense of self.
Build self-awareness, self-compassion, self-esteem, confidence, and a positive identity - learn how to deal with that inner critic (which we all have!) that can feel so overpowering!
Reconnect to your true Self, and rediscover ways to truly trust in yourSelf - allowing this to be what grounds you through life
Develop new skills to thrive in the face of pressures and expectations that come with being a teen - you are not alone in this, these years are challenging for all of us
Develop your strengths while building healthy relationships with Self and others - we will spend just as much time talking about your strengths, your talents, and your past successes since these strengths are what help you overcome whatever you are currently dealing with.
You set your goals for therapy, our time together is about what you need.
Specializing in anxiety, depression, overcoming trauma, and navigating this complex time in life
The teen years are some of the hardest years in life for everyone! And being a teen today is harder than it has ever been. It comes with overwhelming expectations and responsibilities. Whether it is surviving school and social pressures, understanding intense and confusing emotions, managing relationships, overcoming trauma or struggling with finding healthy ways to cope - there is a lot to balance. It can leave you feeling embarrassed, out of control, self-conscious, isolated, unworthy - like no one else could possibly understand what you are going through. AND these years can also be filled with joy, growth, creativity, exploration, and discovery. Having someone to talk to can make all the difference.
Supporting you through this complicated time in life is what I do best. We will work together as you learn to build self-awareness, identify the obstacles that are standing in your way, and develop concrete skills to create the life you wish for yourself.
You are not here because there is something "wrong" with you, nor because there is something about you that needs "to be fixed". Being here is does not mean that you are in trouble, nor is it a sign of weakness.
To reach out for support, to begin to explore ways to feel your best and to live your best life is a huge sign of STRENGTH and COURAGE. I see this strength and courage in you and will help you to reconnect with it every step of the way.
Take the First Step
Being able to both trust and feel comfortable with your therapist is the most important part of the therapeutic process. Call today to have your questions answered, to learn more about available services, and to decide if EMPOWERED Therapy is a good fit for you. In addition to giving me the opportunity to learn about you, I see your first appointment with me as a way for you to "interview me". Put me on the "hot seat", ask me your questions, find out what you can expect from me, make me work for and prove my trustworthiness to you... and if it feels like a good fit we will talk about ways to move forward, and if not, (don't worry, I never take it personally!) I can share with you other referrals for phenomenal therapists in our community.
This process is about you, and you finding the place that is right for you. I look forward to supporting you in any way that I can on your journey!
Please feel free to contact me with your questions or to schedule an appointment. I look forward to connecting with you!