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Online Therapy for Tweens & Teens
(Age 11+)

Here for Your Teen

Teen years are an awkward and trying time for kids. Teenagers are figuring out how to fit in and belong in this world, and everything seems 100% more dramatic at this age.

I love working with teens and I can relate to those intense middle and high school years. I support teenagers as they are blossoming, learning how to thrive and discovering what it means to be themselves. Teens need to feel empowered, secure, accepted and emotionally resilient, and I'm passionate about helping them get there. 

I specialize in helping tweens and teens manage stress, anxiety and everyday difficulties so they can function well in the home, school and other important areas of their life. 

I provide a safe and judgement-free zone for your teenager to unload all of the frustrations of being a teen and managing life expectations. I have 10+ years of experience working with youth, so I've seen and heard it all, and I still think teens are pretty great! 

Get in touch to learn more. I'd love to help you or your teen get started! 

I most commonly help with:

  • Depression or Sadness

  • Loneliness or Isolation

  • Anxiety, Stress or Worry

  • Panic Attacks

  • Perfectionism

  • Procrastination 

  • Time Management

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Tendencies 

  • Low Self-Esteem or Self-Doubt

  • Anger / Irritability

  • Communication

  • Boundaries

  • Parent-Child Discord / Conflict

  • Sleep Difficulties

  • School-Related Difficulties or Concerns (low grades, attendance issues, skipping class, friends, school pressure and stress, time management issues, etc)

  • Peer/Friendship Difficulties or Concerns (drama, bullying, difficulties making or keeping friends, etc)

How I Can Help:

Anxiety, Worry & Stress Reduction

Is your teen an overwhelmed and anxious overthinker with terrible stress keeping them up at night?

Therapy that supports teens in gaining skills and tools to manage their stress, challenge their tendency to jump to negative conclusions, and bring calm into their life.

Setting Boundaries & Assertive Communication

If it seems like your teen is not communicating, they may not be. Many teenagers are having a difficult time expressing themselves with their peers, teachers and family members. 

Therapy that empowers teenagers to speak up for themselves and ask for their wants and needs in appropriate ways. Teens can use these skills at home and school, and with friends. 

Increased Self-Esteem & Self-Acceptance

Teenagers have many social pressures and this can weigh on their self-esteem, and limit their feelings of belonging and acceptance.

Therapy that encourages teens to recognize their strengths, express themselves with their peers, and be more comfortable with who they are. 

Exploring Friendships & Social Connections

Does it seem like your teen is always putting their friend's needs before their own? Are you worried about your teen's current friendships or lack of? 

Therapy that guides teenagers as they explore their current friendships and peer relationships, identify their friendship wants and needs, and work towards obtaining them. 

Establishing Balance & Self-Care

Your teen may be stuck in unhealthy patterns of coping - binge watching Netflix, scrolling through TikTok for hours or taking 3 hour long naps after school - and this may be interfering with their school work, home expectations or other obligations. 

Therapy that inspires adolescents to explore their self-care needs and establish a routine that feels best for them. 

How I Support Your Teen:

  • Build a relationship and bond with your teen;

  • Alleviate the pressure to be perfect; 

  • Provide nonjudgmental support;

  • Normalize fear about your teen's life and future;

  • Spark self-awareness; 

  • Affirm the value of your teenager's experience; and 

  • Help your adolescent feel seen, heard, and understood.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm happy to help!

Online Therapy | Virtual Therapy | Praus

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Convenience for Your Teen's Lifestyle

Today's teens are incredibly tech savvy and they live their lives online, so it makes sense that they would also love to see their therapist online. 

You're busy and so is your teen, and you can definitely benefit from saving the couple of hours you would spend running your teen to and from therapy, and waiting in the lobby, to do other important things. If your teen would rather be comfortable at home and could use some increased flexibility with time, online counseling is the perfect option! 

Get in touch to schedule a complimentary 15-minute video session to see if virtual therapy is a good fit for your teen. 

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