Making New Friends In High School

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

It can be difficult getting started at a new school. The key to making new friends is to be courageous and take steps every day towards your goal. – Sandra

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Finding Solutions To “Best Friend” Troubles

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A Note From The L.A. Teen Therapist

Friendships are one place where we practice relationship skills that allow us to create authentic and lasting bonds with others. – Sandra

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Teens Coping With Death

A Note From The L.A. Teen Therapist

When a beloved family member dies, it can feel like the world is so unfair, and that you will never smile again. Saying goodbye to someone you love, and who has loved you, is a bittersweet process.  – Sandra

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Get Teen Boys To Treat You With Respect

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Teen girls need to decide what types of behavior they are willing to tolerate from teen boys.  – Sandra

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Puberty: Embarking Into The Unknown

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Puberty is a journey into the unknown, filled with many new experiences and feelings.- Sandra

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Do Your Parents Support Your Dreams?

A Note From The L.A. Teen Therapist

It can be really frustrating when parents have expectations that do not fit their teen’s dreams or plans. – Sandra

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Teens Making A Difference in the World

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A Note From The L.A. Teen Therapist

What changes would your teen like to see in the world? What are their plans to to contribute to those changes. – Sandra

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Help Your Teen Find Their Tribe

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

There is a group of people out there who will accept and appreciate your teen for exactly who you are, and with whom they can fully be themselves.  –  Sandra

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Teen’s Definition Of True Friends

A Note From The L.A. Teen Therapist

There are many people that you may know, but there is a significant difference between acquaintances and true friends. – Sandra

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Can Being Popular Cause Problems?

A Note From the L.A. Teen Therapist

Some people prefer to have just a few very close friends, while others like to experience a variety. – Sandra

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