Neurodiversity Therapy Services for Adolescents and Teens
Therapy to Support Balanced Behaviors and Action-Based Change
If you have landed on this page, your neurodivergent adolescent or teen may be struggling, but we are glad you are here taking some time to learn a bit more about how we can be of support. Our passion is helping individuals get unstuck and moving forward with healthy and balanced behaviors. You might be wondering what are balanced behaviors? Balanced behaviors in our work tend to include: emotional regulation skills, flexibility, impulse control, healthy coping skills, mindfulness, living according to your values, engaging in appropriate life skills, communication skills and self care. These are the sorts of things we will work on and process together in our sessions. Sessions will be positive, fun, action oriented, strengths-based and solutions-focused.
If you have a child that has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, developmental disability, or a learning disability and you are all struggling, you are not alone and we can help. Dr. Gurash has 20 years experience working with a variety of needs and in different settings to support psychological well being. She wholeheartedly believes that with the right support in place, regardless of needs, all children can succeed. Dr. G has seen countless amounts of times how through the therapy process, powerful shifts and learning can occur helping individuals and families begin to thrive again.
We are passionate about partnering with parents to help support your child’s needs so we can work through any obstacles you are facing and help you get unstuck while learning new healthy ways to navigate life’s challenges. As providers with backgrounds in special education, we also enjoy joining with teens and parents to collaborate with other professionals (OT’s, SLP’s, Learning Specialists, School Psychologists) to navigate school needs such as IEP’s, 504’s. and transition plans. It truly does take a village.
We hope you reach out so we can connect for a free 30-minute phone consultation and we can share more about how we can be of support.
Goals for Therapy
- Establish Individual and Family Needs
- Increase Positive Behaviors with the Individualized ABC ACTion Plan
- Learn Coping Skills and Balanced Behaviors Tools
- Strengthen Relationships
- Improve Communication, Social Skills, Life Skills and Daily Functioning
- Collaboration with Other Providers and Professionals
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
Common Therapy Issues for Tweens and Teens
- Emotional Regulation Challenges
- Autism Spectrum (ASD)
- OCD and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) such as skin picking and hair pulling.
- School Refusals
- Academic Concerns
- Disruptive behavior
- Habits and habit disorders
- Learning disorders
- Lying and Stealing
- Mood and Bipolar Disorders
- Property Destruction
- Social Skills
- Life Skills
- LGBTQ+ Affirming Counseling