YOUTH ( 13 – 18 years )


Youth have so many influences in their lives as they navigate hormones, brain growth, and social pressures. 

Therapy can help youth to make sense of the world through developmentally appropriate techniques that can include talking and other creative means.

Some issues youth may bring to therapy are:

  • relationships (family, friends, dating, romantic, peer pressure)
  • academic and career choices
  • substance use
  • grief and loss
  • domestic violence and/or abuse
  • spiritual struggles
  • personal boundaries
  • trust
  • sexuality 
  • emotional challenges (anxiety, fear, sadness, anger)
  • cultural differences
  • suicidal thoughts and/or attempts
  • stress (home, school, relationships)
  • identity 

By encouraging and enabling youth to discover their inner and outer resources, they will become empowered to grow. Parental support includes developing the capacity to nurture and raise healthy teens.  


See FAQ’s/Privacy Confidentiality regarding exceptions.

See About Allyson/How I do what I do regarding possible therapeutic interventions.