Parenting Teens

As a mother, Dr. Geary has both the wisdom and the empathy needed to support and guide parents in the ongoing and ever-changing challenges of raising adolescents. Adolescence is a time when young people must establish and nurture intimate relationships and develop their sense of  identity, independence, self-confidence, self-control, and social skills. There is an opportunity during this time to make a huge difference in the life of a young person because their brains are in a unique state of imbalance, when the prospect of an immediate reward and the social approval of peers far outweighs the desire to avoid or even consider any risk. Dr. Geary coaches and advises parents at every step in their communication, understanding, regulating and celebrating the adolescent on their journey.

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Adolescent Identity

 

It is important to understand adolescent identity development and be able to provide your child with a caring and accepting adult influence to ensure a seamless transition to adulthood.

Topics include:

  • Substance misuse and Precious Behaviors

  • Rebellion and School issues

  • Cliques and bullying

  • Gender and Sexual Identity counseling

  • Rebellion and School issues

  • Cliques and bullying

Self-Esteem Issues

  • Social Media and self-esteem 

  • Seeking Status Symbols:

  • Body Image and Eating Disorder Counseling