Adolescence

Believe it or not, there aren't many therapists out there that work with children! Those that do generally virtually have little to no training and experience that is exclusive to kiddos. We currently see adolescents 12 years of age or older. Adam Russo has been trained in the BoysTown Model of Psychoeducation and Yale University's Intensive-In Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service (IICAPS). He was also a junior martial arts instructor for many years and has worked in outpatient, residential, and inpatient programs  that dealt with children and the Department of Children and Families. Whether you are coming to Change Talk LLC because you are a parent needing our help or a adolescent coming to see us because we need a little bit of help or extra coaching; Change Talk has most of the options you are looking for. 

Generally, work with most children is slower than adults. We know, discouraging stuff. Children either don't see the benefit therapists have to offer or they feel like they are in trouble when they initially come to see us. In addition, the human brain doesn't stop developing until 26-28 years old. So a 12-year-old brain operates a heck of a lot differently than a middle-aged client's. However, the hope and our experience has been when children do change it tends to be semi-permanent, following them for an entire lifetime. Especially with kids, be careful of labels, children generally often get mislabeled by family, teachers, and other professionals prior to meeting us for the first time. Children also require more of a family and systemic effort than traditional talk therapy. These institutions include schools, medical providers, Department of Children and Family, family court, guardian ad litem, and the list goes on and on! Intake appointments are under no obligation to continue services, and your child will be in great hands understanding the trust associated with handling perhaps the most valuable thing in your life; your children. 

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  • Art Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Case Management

  • Parenting Training

  • Cinema Therapy

  • Music Therapy

  • Trauma Interventions

  • ...and much more!