I have been working directly with adolescents (13yo+) since 2010 and in that time have found a passion for working with youth. My practice focuses on helping both youth and their families navigate challenging times, and learn how to function in healthier ways as a whole. I have found that often, the best way of dealing with an individual youth's issues, is to work with the whole family and address both helpful and challenging patterns of behaviors that will help resolve conflict, and make the family unit stronger. Occasionally, consulting with schools is a necessity. Having a mental health provider on your side to advocate for your child and your family can not only be helpful, but essential for the youth’s success.