In considering a therapist for your daughter, you want someone that you and your daughter can feel good about and can help navigate the journey towards better well-being.  Girls can greatly benefit and blossom from having a skilled, supportive woman with whom they feel safe to fully explore themselves.  Over the years, I have developed a strong affinity for youth.  From camp counselor, to outdoor educator, to teen rites of passage guide, I have worked with youth since I was a teenager myself.  I have also been a leader for the Stepping Stones Project and have taught the teen meditation class at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 

You don’t have to hold the stress of the challenges your daughter is facing alone and figure it all out yourself.  I am happy to talk with you about your hopes and concerns for your daughter.  I will help you decide whether she would benefit from working with me individually or in my group, or a combination of both.   

 

Individual Therapy for Middle School and High School Girls

Teens greatly benefit from having adults in their lives who they can trust and with whom they can be real.  I take a mentoring and creative approach.  I draw upon Expressive Arts therapy, guided visualization and mindfulness.  I use various exercises to help girls get to know themselves and develop their values.  When I work with girls, I also meet with their parents to gather history, understand hopes and concerns, as well as offer my assessment and recommendations.

 

I am especially skilled helping girls with the following

·        Depression

·        Anxiety

·        Social anxiety

·        Low self esteem

·        Sexuality

·        Self harm

·        Body Image

·        Divorce

·        Support with becoming a young woman

 

Call me today for a free 20 minute phone consultation (415) 419-3557.

or if you prefer to email me, click here.


Group Therapy for High School Girls

 

“Girls Rock!”:  A Place to be Seen, Supported and Celebrated

 

Teen girls are in a transition of becoming more of who they are. They’re becoming more independent, articulating their opinions, discovering their values, making choices, developing relationships and differentiating from their families.  Girls Rock! is a place to do all this and more in a mindful, safe, fun and real way. 

In this group girls will:

  • practice a variety of skills, such as mindfulness, that will ground and guide them

  • build relationships with one another that are respectful and authentic

  • learn the art of Council, an intentional way of speaking and listening to foster communication and relational skills

  • spend time in nature to develop a connection with the natural world and have fun together

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My colleague, Karina Colliat MFT, co-leads Girls Rock with me.  Click here to find out about Karina and her therapy practice.

Together we bring over 25 years of combined experience working with teens.  We are especially versed in Rites of Passage work and therapeutic wilderness work, as well as Expressive Arts, Hakomi and mindfulness practices.  We’re dedicated and skilled in supporting youth and their families in navigating the teen years.   Our group provides conscious and caring mentoring, and a space to witness and guide self- discovery.   

Interested in having your daughter join Girls Rock?  I am happy to speak with you and offer a free 20 minute phone consultation (415) 419-3557.  Or if you prefer to email me, click here.


details

 

When 

Mondays 4:15-5:45pm

 

Where

711 D St. Suite 204, San Rafael, CA  94901

 

Fee

$100 per meeting, some scholarships available

 

Additionally 

Seasonal weekend daylong meetings in nearby natural settings and parent educational and support meetings, separate fee applies.

Interested in having your daughter join Girls Rock?  I am happy to speak with you and offer a free 20 minute phone consultation (415) 419-3557.  OR IF YOU PREFER TO EMAIL ME, CLICK HERE.