Work With Me

My philosophy and purpose.

I hope to help my clients uncover that only they have the power to define themselves, and their actions and interactions with others, are paramount to achieving that identity.

Ultimately, I believe that it is the connection we make with another human being that creates comfort and trust. I have a good understanding of the most relevant issues facing youth today, and my background in education, child/adolescent development, and psychology has deepened it. I am not a therapist, therefore I am not qualified to treat children and adolescents for a mental health disorder.

It would not be fair to say most adolescents have a mental health disorder. However, most tweens and teens will experience stress. Whether it be hardships with peers, pressure to achieve academically, or confusion over which choices are best.

My goal is to motivate and support my clients to “focus inward” and find their “positive lens” to achieve greater self-confidence, peace, happiness, and independence.

Ways to work with me…

30 MINUTE COMPLEMENTARY SESSION

Prior to working with your child, I will invite him/her to my office, or if it’s more convenient, we can chat on the phone or Skype. This will provide an opportunity for us to get to know one another, and hopefully determine that we are a great fit. It is important that my clients feel comfortable working with me as I believe it is the foundation to a successful partnership in supporting them.

If we decide to move ahead, there are several options from which to choose. Sessions are purchased in packages of six, twelve, or twenty and pricing varies. Please see below for package details.

SIX SESSION PACKAGE 

A six session package must be used within three months. During this time, clients will have access to my email and if an issue arises in which they need to chat on the phone, I will allot an hour of time during the span of their package. This equates to 10 minutes of phone time per session. If your child texts or leaves a message, I will get back to him/her with options for a phone chat if I am unable to answer.

Includes: 30 minute complimentary meet and greet, 6 x 50 minute sessions, email accessibility and one hour of phone time (when the need for support arises).

12 SESSION PACKAGE 

A twelve session package must be used within six months. During this time, clients will have access to my email, and if an issue arises in which they need to chat on the phone, I will allot two hours of time to do so during the span of their package. This equates to 10 minutes of phone time per session. If your child texts or leaves a message, I will get back to him/her with options for a phone chat if I am unable to answer.

Includes: a thirty- minute complimentary meet and greet, 12 x 50 minute sessions, email accessibility, and two hours of phone time (when the need for support arises).

20 SESSION PACKAGE 

A twenty session package must be used within nine months. During this time, clients will have access to my email, and if an issue arises in which they need to chat on the phone, I will allot three hours and 20 minutes of time during the span of their package. This equates to 10 minutes of phone time per session. If your child texts or leaves a message, I will get back to him/her with options for a phone chat if I am unable to answer.

Includes: a thirty-minute complimentary meet and greet, Twenty, 50 minute sessions—email accessibility, and three hours of phone time (when the need for support arises).

GROUP SESSIONS

Group Sessions are also available and offer discussion benefits. If you are interested in forming a group of 4 to 6 to address a mutually agreeable focus or joining an upcoming group, please inquire at sharalyn@makingadolesense.com. Sessions delivered in this format are weekly and determined based on the participant’s schedules.

*All group sessions are 60-90 minutes in length.

Depending on the goals set during one-on-one sessions, parents may be included periodically OR meet with me individually (not included in group session packages). This can be determined soon after the initial meeting with your child.

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