The teenage years can be challenging - both for teens and the families who love them. Teens living in Los Angeles have a particular set of pressures which can compound problems. I have extensive experience working with L.A. adolescents and teens from all walks of life. I work with several L.A. schools and receive referrals on individual students. Having children myself has opened my eyes even more to the difficulties of the teen years. I work with teens and their parents (if appropriate) to work through problems. Teens struggle with a range of issues - social pressures, school pressures, relationship problems, family problems, divorce, step parents, temptations, self-esteem, and of course, depression and anxiety. I work empathetically to align with the teen experience and help the teen find new ways of coping and being, of being happier in the world.
Christine Gallagher M.A. MFT