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In my 30+ years of working with tweens and teens, I have seen it all: from general anxiety disorders to self-harm, from eating disorders to drug and alcohol abuse, breakups-- both romantic and friendships and those who have experienced traumatic events such as losing friends and loved ones to suicide.


The years following the pandemic, these issues have gotten worse and more intensified. It is already so tough being a teen dealing with hormones and puberty; trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be in a world that is saturated with societal pressures, both online and offline; understanding friends and romantic relationships and dealing with the pressures of sex, dating, body image and self-esteem; school pressures and having a vision of their future and being able to make good, wise decisions. The list is endless! Our tweens and teens need us, and I am here to guide and be of service.

What is the difference between Therapy and Coaching?



Therapist is in charge. The "mental health professional" diagnoses and sets the agenda

"Fix what is broken"

Focuses on feelings and past events

Heal dysfunction and pathology Improve the "Being"

Core Beliefs

Explores the root of problems

The Client needs healing

Work to bring the unconscious into consciousness

Works for internal resolution of pain and to let go of old patterns

Therapists deal primarily with

answering the question

"Why do I...?

The client is in charge. Coach works for the client and client determines the agenda

Develops Strengths

Focuses on actions and the future

Focuses on actions and the future


Focuses on solving problems

The client is whole

Works with the conscious mind

Works for external solutions to overcome barriers, learn new skills and implement them

A coach ask the questions "Who are you? Where do you want to go? and What do you want your future to look like?

Sources: Hayden and Whitworth (1995), The Relationship Coaching Institute, Sharon House

I know my areas of expertise and what I have to offer. I know when it is necessary to refer clients to therapists, counselors, and medical professionals, to name a few. You can rest assured that I have compiled a strong list of resources if needed to help your teen get the support they need.

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