“When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.”
– William Shakespeare
(1564 - 1616)

Treating Adolescents

In the case of adolescent treatment, our clinicians prefer to work as closely as possible with the family unit in order to determine and resolve or prevent issues that might contribute to mood and behavioral issues. By treating the entire family unit using cognitive-behavioral and systemic interventions, we increase the likelihood of making lasting, meaningful change. We are adept at working with resistant teens given our innovative creative arts approaches using art, music, video, and media.

Although some clients choose to enter family therapy as the first choice of treatment, other times family work is incorporated after period of individual, child, or couples therapy. Our therapists can assist families, large or small, in addressing issues that have previously caused conflict between family members. These may include:

  • Divorce & Marital Problems
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression or bipolar disorder
  • Chronic health problems, such as asthma or cancer
  • Grief, loss and trauma
  • Work stress
  • Parenting skills
  • Emotional abuse or violence
  • Financial problems