Therapists for Teens in 94925

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Laura Petracek
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Dr. Laura Petracek is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in anger dyscontrol issues and recovery from alcohol and substance-use issues. Her other areas of expertise are working with children and adolescents with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, in addition to evaluating school-age children for learning disabilities. She is certified in CBT, DBT, and her approach is designed to identify, access, and build upon each person's capacity for internal resourcing and resilience, encouraging them to grow emotionally and spiritually.
Black and African American
Jewish
(415) 630-4498 
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Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in 94925 and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.