Helping Substance Using Teens and Their Families
My expertise is helping adolescents and their families develop strong, lasting relationships. I am passionate about this work and have dedicated my career to it. I’ve written three books and numerous scholarly articles about working with adolescents and maintain a consistent blog for professionals helping them better help their teenage clients/students.
I co-created, validated, and published the evidence-based Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment (MBSAT) program for teens struggling with substance use, trauma, anger/emotional dysregulation, behavioral issues and more. The program combines individual and family sessions (and sometimes groups) to help youth learn self-regulation and impulse control via the transformational power of mindfulness, identify their triggers and cravings, develop self-knowledge while transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, and develop, rebuild, or repair authentic relationships with their family. If your child/teen is struggling with any of these issues and you’re interested in getting this evidence-based intervention, please fill out the form below to schedule a parent intake and start the assessment process.
I also work with teens struggling with anxiety, depression, and other issues but have a limited number of slots per week and often prioritize families interested in receiving the MBSAT Intervention.
How It Works
Psychotherapy with Adults
I also have a significant amount of experience and passion for working with adults.
I generally work with adults are dealing with:
- Substance use/addiction
- Looking for more life purpose
- Emotional Regulation
- Stress Management
- Relationship Issues
I do not currently accept insurance but am happy to provide super-bills for your reimbursement. I am on the Lyra Health panel employee assistance program so if you work at a company contracted by Lyra please get in touch via their online portal.
I see a limited amount of clients each week given my speaking schedule and other professional endeavors. I am very passionate about working with people and would love to hear from you to see if we might be a fit.