Teen Counseling

McKinney Teen CounselingTeen Counseling

Jennifer approaches counseling with teens by utilizing cognitive behavioral strategies, expressive therapy strategies (art, music, games, and play), mindfulness strategies and psychotherapy (talk therapy). Other therapies may also be used such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for teens who have experienced a trauma. EMDR, backed by research, is considered one of the most effective forms of therapy when working with individuals who have suffered a trauma.

Imagine Counseling Services promotes an open, non-judgmental and down-to-earth environment where teens and their families are encouraged to share their conflicts, resentments, and negative behaviors or feelings. Teens are encouraged to be open to new possibilities through the therapy process which may help enhance their lives by boosting their confidence, create more fulfilling relationships with family and friends, and strengthen positive thinking.

Jennifer is experienced in treating teens who struggle with:

  • Anxiety and/or OCD
  • Depression
  • Anger issues
  • Aspergers Syndrome or PDD
  • ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorders)
  • Bullying Issues
  • Relational or other social disconnects
  • Grief and other loss
  • Divorce 
  • Trauma
  • Low self esteem or lack of confidence