Specialty Area: Services for Adolescents
While children are often engaged in therapy through their play, adolescents have often left this behind. Adolescents need to be engaged personally for the therapy to work. This requires a non-blaming position by the therapist especially at the beginning of treatment. The therapist also needs to develop a working team effort with the parents. The parents need to know they are supported in their efforts to help their struggling teen. Teens often struggle with blaming issues on others, withdrawing, acting out aggressively, avoiding and resisting help, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. A skillful counselor can enter the teen’s world and support their desire for growth, relationship and fulfillment in the therapeutic process. Our therapists are also very sensitive to issues of diversity and inclusion in our work.
At Sollars we work with teens and understand how to reach them and work with their resistances to treatment. Our therapists use empathy to enter the world of the teen client, and are able to enlist their internal values in the growth process. This helps to move the teen along in a healthy engagement with life in spite of difficulties.
If your teen is in need of expert, compassionate help, please contact us at Sollars and Associates. We are very happy to be of help.
Sollars and Associates Staff
Your Local and Caring Psychologists and Psychotherapists
We are a group of psychologists and licensed psychotherapists who share a passion for helping others in their journey toward personal growth and change. Some journeys are brief, others take more time. Regardless, our therapists, under the clinical direction of Franklin Sollars, PhD, LP, offer confidential and caring treatment for a variety of issues and concerns. We believe that understanding and insight are the keys to change and growth, and work together with clients to bring about healing, change in behavior, and new perspectives.
Services for Adolescents:
We offer individual, couple, family and group therapy. Our therapists possess a great deal of experience in evaluating and working with children, adolescents and families dealing with a variety of problems and issues. More information on the some of the services we provide are linked above.