Adolescence has never been easy. For a teenager life is extra poignant – filled with ups and downs, social and academic pressures, big decisions, exploration, all the while connected to social media. I love working with teenagers and specialize specifically in adolescent substance abuse and acting out. I find it especially important to meet teenagers where they are, respect their individuality and wisdom, utilize lots of humor and flexibility, and to be up front. When I work with a teenager, I also work with their family to help them negotiate healthy autonomy. Parents, if you are considering therapy for your teenager but are uncertain how to address it with him or her, please call me for a consultation.