I am a parent myself. Teenagers often are reluctant to open up and talk to strangers including counselors. To make them feel more at ease I provide a variety of therapeutic exercises that do not always require them to spend the session talking to me. To give them a break from talking and to support their essential development I will teach them executive functioning skills such as attention regulation, cognitive flexibility and response inhibition. My goal is to show them that they have internal resources and capacities they can use to address their life challenges. I will also teach them some very powerful exercises to help them reduce internal conflict and promote a more positive relationship they have with themselves and parts of themselves. You can read about this model here: www.selfleadership.org
I will also ask to have a session or two with you parents. Teenagers tend to improve as the family system as a whole improves as well. They are not isolated persons whose challenges are completely inside of them. They are a member of a social system and have adapted to it in good and not so good ways. My sessions with them will be strictly confidential.
Using technology: I will encourage your teenager to complete A LOT of writing exercises. Autobiographical writing is very therapeutic. It also relieves some social anxiety some teens have in speaking with an adult, especially counselors. During our sessions they are free to chose to conduct our session via live-chat, voice or video. During the live-chat we each see what the other is typing as they type. It is like real-time texting.
Here is more information about me:
I am a native of the Land of Enchantment, where I grew up nourished by the distinctive cultural, natural and spiritual resources of New Mexico. As a longtime student of spirituality and health with graduate degrees in Theology from Yale University and Psychology from Boston College, I provide my clients with a powerful and unique integration of contemporary health science and traditional spiritual wisdom. I have expertise in supporting Christians who have experienced challenging childhoods, traumatic events, anxiety and relationship challenges. For nearly ten years I co-taught the Frontiers of Trauma Treatment retreat with Bessel van der Kolk, MD. I also specialize in teaching my clients mind-body medicine skills for healing anxiety and trauma. I am the executive editor of the Fr. Jean-Marie Déchanet publishing project and a board member of the New Mexico Counseling Association. When I am not working, I enjoy long, contemplative bike rides along the Santa Fe Trail and enjoying the diverse events and activities in Northern New Mexico. My website is www.journeywell.org. Find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danacarlosmoore/
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
LPCC #0135471 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
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