Children and Teens

 Are you having a hard time knowing whether your child's irritable mood is developmental or more reason for concern?

Is your child isolating themselves? 

Does your teen no longer want to talk with you? 

Has your child lost interest in past enjoyable activities? 

Does your child resist going to school? 

Is your child having difficulty staying organized and efficient with their time? 

Has your child's teacher expressed concerns? 

Is your child stressed, anxious and frequently worry? 

Do you struggle coping with your special needs child?

Is your family life being affected by your child's behavior? 

Teens go through emotional ups and downs, hormones are changing, and life can seem overwhelming.  Even in the best of parent-child relationships, teens need a space to talk that's outside of their inner circle.

Therapy Services

  • Social anxiety, test anxiety, general anxiety, panic attacks

  • Stress, perfectionism, procrastination, time management

  • Depression, lack of energy or motivation

  • Peer issues and social skills

  • ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching

  • Academic issues 

  • Lack of self esteem, confidence and assertiveness

  • Family transitions

  • Parent education and support

How therapy can help

With more than 15 years of working with children and adolescents, I can help your family improve your relationships and find more even ground.  The most lasting change happens when providing parenting support in addition to treating your child.  Depending on the age and needs of the child and family, I work in many ways.  If I am mostly focused on the child's treatment,  I encourage meeting with parents on a monthly basis to offer parenting support. Other times, the family may need more support and I'll meet with your child for most of the session and then with parents the last 10 minutes.   Additionally, with extensive experience working as a school social worker within public and private school settings, I help parents better understand the school system and support parents who may need Accommodation Plans or need help understanding the special education/IEP process.

Cathy Kreisel, LCSW

 

511 Saxony Place, Suite 101-G, Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 456-9252

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