Hadley is taking new teen therapy clients for weekend appointments!
Hadley's colleagues describe her as:
grounded, warm, good-humored
What to expect
During our first few sessions, we'll get to know each other, make sure we're a good fit, and decide on some goals for working together. After that, I check in regularly to make sure you feel heard and that we're working on issues that are important to you in ways that feel productive and safe.
I always believe in meeting teens where they are at. Together we'll work together to understand what's going on and develop tools for managing difficult emotions and experiences.
Adolescence can be a very difficult time filled with competing and conflicting emotions, social demands, and family roles. Often teens are experiencing difficult life events for the first time with few reliable or available coping strategies. I help teens figure our how to cope in a safe and effective way, and come to a greater understanding of themselves in the process.
You might be wondering how confidentiality works with teens in therapy. The short answer is it depends on what's happening, but my general rule of thumb is that what we talk about will be private - even from your parents - unless I'm concerned for your safety. If your parents want to be involved in your therapy, or if YOU want them involved, we will always talk about what will be shared ahead of time. I'm always happy to talk about this with you.
I earned a Masters degree from Dominican University in 2013 and spent the last 10 years serving at-risk youth through various positions with Seneca Family of Agencies, Alternative Family Services, and most recently as the Clinical Program Lead for the Mount Diablo Unified School District, where I supervise other therapists providing direct care to students. I also hold a PPSC credential, which is specific to supporting students in school settings.
Having spent my whole career serving teens and their families, I am passionate about helping teens achieve their full social and emotional potential. I believe big, positive change is possible and that adolescence is a prime time for early implementation of positive coping that lasts a lifetime.