Our philosophy in working with teenagers and adolescents begins and ends with treating them as adults, holding them accountable, and respecting them as equals. We firmly believe that they already have all the resources they need within them. Our job is to help bring out those resources, so they feel empowered and able to handle what has them coming into our office in the first place.
We also have advanced tools to deal with past trauma and abuse if that’s necessary. However, it’s important to note that we see teenagers, just like adults, in that even if they have been victimized in the past, we will do everything in our power to help them release the victim mentality. Step one with any client with a victim mentality is to move them back into an empowered perspective, where they see themselves having the power to create the outcomes they want in their lives.
- Stress & Anxiety
- Low Self Esteem
- School and Social Related Issues
- Blended Families/Step Family Issues
- Eating Related Problems
- Behavioral Problems
- Trauma (Physical, Emotional & Sexual)
- Risky Sexual Behavior (i.e. sexting)
- Stage 1 Autism
- Grief & Loss
- LGBTQ Acceptance and Coming Out
- Substance Abuse Issues (Drugs and Alcohol)
- Cutting and Self-Harm
- Legal Problems
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Father -> Son Issues
- Mother -> Daughter Issues
- Hanging out with the wrong crowd
- Anxiety over college search and grades
Our Teen Therapist
Coral Gutierrez is our graduate intern completing her Masters in Counseling in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience in psychotherapy working with teens and young adults in the last two years, as well as life experience from working at summer camps, tutoring, and teaching dance classes. She has an ability to connect and understand teen challenges. She truly enjoys working with them. The age range she works with is from 14 years old to 25 years old. She has experience working with clients with high anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship challenges, grief and more.
The therapy process will include a mindful approach focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. She can help teens and young adults create change in their behavioral patterns, create new stories for themselves, and reach their confidence goals while improving their communication and gaining new life skills. Coral is training in art therapy and can incorporate this form of communication as part of the therapeutic process. Text Coral @ (512) 810-7056 to schedule a consult.