From the perspective of an adult, teen problems may appear insignificant since our kids do not need to generate a steady income, pay mortgage or rent, or make decisions about the future of the family. However, our teens struggle with a variety of issues that appear to them to be overwhelming and too hard to resolve.
In working with teens, I have learned that they often struggle with various forms of anxiety related to: performing in public, being put into unfamiliar situations, making important decisions about their education, disappointing their loved ones, to mention just a few situations. Often, these fears take the form of permanent worries and, at times, they manifest as panic attacks. Other issues that our teens often struggle with include: depression, low self-esteem, excessive anger, poor concentration skills, loneliness, addictions and feelings of irrelevancy in today's world.
Together we can establish a WORKING ALLIANCE in order put your child on a new path in life and re-establish a better relationship with you, the parent. During the therapy process, the teen (along with you) will collect tools and coping skills that he or she will use going through life. In the arena of teen counseling, my long-standing areas of expertise include: ADHD (testing, diagnosis, coaching), teenage anxiety and depression, conflicts with parents, improving communication, self-harm, marijuana addiction, and addiction to social media.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC-18116 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
SHE IS A LIFESAVER! Izabella stands for our marriage. She truly cares for us as individuals and shares so many incredible tools to bring compassion, love and connection into our partnership. She has a huge heart. My husband and i have had our sh*t and laundry on the table and she relays and communicates what's underneath beautifully. She is sad when we are unhappy. She gets lit up when we grow. She doesn't take sides and has even seen us once on her vacation. She is a selfless beautiful soul who researches, reads and always brushes up on techniques and offers the best resources. My husband and I have been seeing her for 37 sessions now and we cannot picture our life without her support.
My child has responded well to Izabela’s style of counseling. She is supportive and able to facilitate conversation between me and my child by the topics she covers in session. I think my child has more hope now and is a little less overwhelmed and doom thinking because she has a counselor like her. We have tried many face to face counselors but this works best due to the appeal it has in technology for millennials. The online flexibility and consistency is great for teens!
Izabela is amazing. I have been through several counselors throughout my life, and I have NEVER made the progress that I have with Izabela. We set firm, yet achievable goals, she holds me to my commitments, listens to my concerns and validates my feelings. I would HIGHlY recommend her to anyone who wants to me progress towards their mental health goals
Izabela is really wonderful. She's incredibly empathetic, warm and a great listener. She provided practical and easy to use tools to help me move forward, and do things differently for the better.
She's incredibly knowledgeable and seems to stay current in the world of therapy/counseling. She provided some really novel insight for me regarding forgiveness, and gave helpful book recommendations.
She's a fantastic therapist and I would highly recommend her!
I absolutely love working with Izabela! A true professional who comes with lots of her own personal experiences.
Izabela had helped me make HUGE steps in my life. I've gone from being depressed, anxious and very stressed person to being a happy person who knows herself much better and who has tools to manage her stress. I'm very appreciative
After just a few sessions with Izabela, I have learned so much! Her expertise and compassion are exactly what my partner and I needed so that we can communicate more effectively and without arguing. I felt heard, understood and supported right away and the tools she is teaching us are so practical and useful. I have worked with many counselors and therapists over the years; Izabela is one of the most skilled and intuitive counselors I have ever had the privilege to work with. In addition to being very fair and neutral (not taking sides) she has a way of getting right to the heart of the matter and offering suggestions that diffuse the emotional charge around disputes. We are so grateful to have found her!
She has and continues to help me change my life.
I've only been working with Izabela for a short time but she has already proved to be a very supportive counselor for me. I feel better knowing I have her on my side and she gives really great advice. I always feel better after reading her messages.
She's wonderful to talk to and knowledgeable
Isabela is extremely understanding and gentle. She explains everything to me and puts it into a perspective that I have never received in therapy before. She also gives me tools. I love her as my therapist and look forward to my continued healing and growth.
I think Izabela is an amazing therapist. She listens to you and all your concerns. She also
Suggest many things to help you along your way.
Izabel develops her consideration, at least of me, of meeting me where I am at. She is wonderful. While I engage my personal challenges, she develops my balance. What a wonderful person to engage with. What a wonderful person to grow with, Thank you, genuinely and sincerely.
- Cory Shields
Isabela works really well to adapt to her client's needs. She has adjusted in conversation many times on the fly.
After a bad experience with a different counselor, I found Izabela and everything started to make sense. She understood my problems immediately and has since been giving me a variety of tools to help me tackle my issue. I never want to have therapy with a different counselor ever again!
I appreciate Izabela's help in understanding how to navigate the recent changes in my life. As confused and emotional as I was, she helped me get a clear picture of how to move forward.
Izabela is a fantastic goals oriented counselor. In our first session, we set a list of goals and discussed my primary reason for coming to therapy. In each session, she makes time to address anything that is bothering you or that you need to discuss, and she also always had a list of helpful tools and exercises available.
She's really helped me to be more self confident, more aware, be a better communicator, and to also put myself first sometimes. She has helped me recover from and address trauma and toxic habits I often used to fall back on.
I'm so grateful for my time spent working with Izabela. She's fantastic at what she does and is incredibly kind.
Izabela is a fantastic counselor. She is able to understand my concerns and work with me to provide concrete tools to deal with my anxiety. We have regular phone sessions and she is always able to listen and respond in ways that make me feel heard and appreciate, while injecting a little bit of humor as well. She has given me a plethora of strategies to manage my anxiety and seems to understand that it's more about finding the tools that work best for you.
Throughout my counseling experience, Izabela has been very kind, supportive, and comforting. She helped me develop skills for managing my grief and my anxiety. When she realized the way we were approaching one of my issues wasn't quite helping me, she immediately changed tactics and came up with a new plan which was much better for me! She has been wonderful and I am so appreciative for all her help!
She is amazing!