Non-Suicidal Self Injury
Surviving the teenage years can be hard on
parents and even harder on teens. The pressure
and stress of today's world can be overwhelming.
Many kids need help dealing with school stress, relationship and family, problems and their emotions. Tiffany specializes in working with teenagers and helping address their unique needs and problems.
Common Problems that arise in the teenage years include:
* Anxiety * Social Anxiety * Depression * Relationship conflicts * Grief * Suicidal Thoughts
*Sexual Orientation Issues * Low Self Esteem * Acceptance of self * Defiant Behavior
* Moodiness * Trauma & Abuse * Gender Identity Issues * Bullying * Lack of Friends
If your child is experiencing any of the above issues, call my office to set up an appointment.
Anxiety & Social Anxiety
Tiffany facilitates a therapy and support group in our area for adolescents who are members of the LBGTQ community. The group is a place where they can find and get support, advice, and understanding from their peers. Our group includes many members who do not identify with their biological gender. Finding a therapist who accepts you as how you are and understands the struggles with your family, friends, and your community is essential in find acceptance your own acceptance and peace.
Spots are limited and pre-screening is required. To get more information about joining the group please contact me.
Tiffany holds treatment groups for adolescents who have anxiety and social anxiety. The group meets once a week for an hour and a half at my office. They learn to better understand and cope with their anxiety. Teens have an opportunity to meet peers that also struggle with anxiety and learn that they are not alone. The group setting allows them to share their experiences with one another and receive feedback and understanding.
Topics include: Depression, anxiety, management of panic attacks, relationships with peers, improving communication with parents, finding motivation,
Spots are limited and pre-screening is required. To sign up or get more information about this group click on the Contact Me button.
One of the areas of focus of Tiffany's focus is treating teenagers who engage in NSSI. She uses a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) . Both of these treatment methods have been proven effective in treating individuals who self-injure. Clients explore their painful emotions and learn new coping techniques to handle the problems they face in their lives. Tiffany also assists the family in understanding and supporting their child during this difficult time.
Tiffany has been featured in the media talking about the problem of NSSI in our community. She contributed to an article in The Advocate and was interviewed on WWLA 33.
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