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    ADHD

    Symptoms of ADHD in children and teens may Include sensitivity to rejection, impulsivity and poor decision making, difficulty completing tasks, forgetting, poor concentration, intense emotions, interpersonal challenges, and risky behavior. Often, symptoms intensify during puberty, necessitating the right support. Our team uses evidenced-based interventions to teach adolescents with ADHD emotional regulation skills, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and executive functioning skills. We use a strengths-based approach to help our children and teens with ADHD channel their inherent strengths, build and maintain their self-esteem and self-efficacy, while creating a values-driven life. 

    Take this test to see if your child or adolescent may have ADHD:

    ADHD Test for Adolescents

    Did you know that symptoms of ADHD present differently in girls than boys? Take this quiz to see if your adolescent girl may be struggling with ADHD: 

    ADHD Test for Girls

    OCD

    Oftentimes, behaviors of overcontrol and perfectionism begin to significantly impact a child or teen’s life. Intrusive thoughts and compulsive behavior leads to a vicious cycle of increased anxiety/stress and a sense of feeling stuck. We use evidence-based practices to treat symptoms of OCD and help your child live an engaged, flexible, and balanced life. 

    Do you worry if your child has OCD? Take this OCD test to find out:

    OCD Test for Adolescents

    Depression

    When children and teens begin withdrawing from life, experience problems at school, display increased irritability and negative behavior, and show changes in their sleep and eating patterns, depression may be the cause. Anxiety is often present in those with depression too, which requires a comprehensive approach to treatment. We help your adolescent clarify what matters most (e.g. values), co-create a roadmap of actionable steps to move towards the life they want, develop self-compassion, learn coping skills, and increase awareness and understanding of how their mind works. 

    Anxiety

    Symptoms of anxiety often cause teens to feel stuck inside their minds, which prevents them from fully experiencing the present moment. We work with teens dealing with social anxiety, general stress, panic attacks, school stress and refusal, body image issues, and overthinking (e.g. rumination and worry). Our ACT and CBT-based approaches help adolescents learn about the cycle of avoidance with anxiety, acquire critical coping skills for reducing the impact of anxiety on their life, and practice techniques for shifting from living in their mind to stepping actively into their lives. 

    Gender and Sexual Identity Exploration

    We work with teens exploring gender identity, such as non-binary teens, and teens exploring their sexuality. We are LGBTQ+ allied and welcome teens of all gender identities, expression, and sexual orientation into our practice. Research shows that gender nonconforming teens face higher risk of mental distress. Providing your teen with therapy gives your teen access to critical support and a safe place to explore and process.

    Emotional Dysregulation

    Hormonal changes in adolescence can impact your child’s ability to regulate emotions, which might appear as explosive outbursts, self-harming behaviors, conflicts in interpersonal relationships, and risky behaviors. Using DBT-based interventions and mindfulness, we help your adolescent obtain the skills needed to cope during emotional storms, increase effectiveness in their lives, improve relationships, and experience more peace. 

    Groups for Teens

    Teen girl group for anxiety using an ACT approach: starting September 2022, limited space available. Reach out now to have your child added to the waitlist.

    Additional groups will be announced in early Summer 2022!

    Adolescent & Teen Therapy

    We offer in-person therapy for children and teens in Marin County. We know that virtual therapy for this age group is too challenging and requires a different approach. 


    Adolescence is a time of extraordinary change, transformation, and exploration. With growth can also come challenges, strife, angst, and existential quandary. Each child and teen is unique in their own development and journey to adulthood and therefore requires a personalized approach to therapy. Our team provides individualized, compassionate care to help our child and teen clients harness sources of internal strength and resilience to navigate through this complex stage of life. In therapy, we offer practical, evidenced-based strategies to help our adolescent clients better handle difficult emotions and improve coping. 



    Our therapeutic approaches include:

    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Strengths-based and Resiliency-based therapy 
    • Solution-Focused Therapy
    • In-person individual therapy and group therapy 

    Click to the right to see what we commonly treat.

    Adolescent & Teen Therapy