Therapy for Adolescents, Teens, and Young Adults

Click here for information on the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group for teens in high school

Whether you are a teen or a parent of a teen, I am happy you found this site.  The late adolescent and early adult years can prove to be emotionally exhausting.  Friends change, friends change again, school gets harder, expectations get bigger, your relationships with parents and siblings suddenly change... it’s easy to feel like nobody understands you.  Moreover, it can feel like no one could possibly know what it’s like to be you.

 For some of us, anxiety, panic, worry, anger, or overwhelming sadness can get in the way of everything.  If left unchecked, this stress can build upon itself until suddenly you are too overwhelmed by emotion to get through the day the way you once did.  Or maybe it’s just too exhausting to even think of getting through the day at all. 

The good news is that this is not your fault, and the great news is that I may be able to help get you un-stuck from the grip of these negative thoughts and emotions.  I utilize evidence-based treatments to target patterns that keep you feeling stuck.  I was originally trained as cognitive-behavioral therapist, and later added dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to my treatment approach with adolescents and young adults.  My approach has zero judgment (and teaches you how to be less judgmental towards yourself).  My approach additionally comes with an abundance of acceptance.

I am a psychologist in Boulder working with adolescents and teens 15 years and older who stuggle with the following concerns:

Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety (constant worry)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks/Panic Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobias 

Insomnia

Mood Disorders

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

Life Stressors

  • Relationship Problems
  • Family Stress
  • School Stress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Perfectionism