Adolescent Services

Young Woman Being BulliedAdolescence can be such a difficult time in one’s life with adjustments to past and current traumas, school, friends, and family life. Tweens and Teens often become preoccupied by their internal world and may not be able to see different ways of coping with the issues or problems that come up in their life. They often believe that what they are experiencing is unique to them and that “no one will understand.”  In addition many tweens and teens feel that everyone is judging them. When they feel self-critical, he/ she believes that everyone is highly critical and judgmental of them.


“As the Adverse Childhood Experiences, (ACE) study has shown, child abuse and neglect is the single most preventable cause of mental illness, the single most common cause of drug and alcohol abuse, and a significant contributor to leading causes of death such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and suicide.”  ~ Bessel A. Vander Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body, in the Healing of Trauma

Treatment specialization includes:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse: Sexual, Physical, Emotional
  • Medical Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anger outbursts
  • Learning difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief Processing
  • Bullying

Teen Counseling can help:

  • Regulate his/her emotions
  • Work through current or past traumas
  • Develop new coping skills
  • Increase problem solving skills
  • Reduce stress
  • Build mastery and trust
  • Deal with traumatic events
  • Process their experiences and offer new ways to discuss and communicate their emotions
  • Change harmful behaviors

Services Provided for Adolescents

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling

I believe that it is important for you and you’re adolescent to feel that working together will be a good fit and meet your needs for counseling. To set up a free 30 minute No-Obligation Consultation/Visit call me at 952-215-5208.

Most adolescent services are provided in the office, however, in-home services are available based on the needs and goals of your child.

Stacy’s Favorite Books for Parents:

Brainstorm, The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel.  In this ground breaking book, Dr. Siegel explains the development of the “teenage” brain and the effects of brain development on behavior, emotion, and relationships.

BrainStorm, the Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russel A Barkley.  Dr. Russell Barkley eloquently explains ADHD and how to help your children.

Russel Barkely






smart but scattered teensSmart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential by by Richard Guare, PhD, Peg Dawson, PhD, and Colin Guare.