High school and adolescence presents a particular set of changes for children and their parents. Jennifer is able to assess teenagers for mental illness such as depression and anxiety, but also to diagnose developmental, learning, and social disorders. School refusal can present at this time and requires a multifaceted approach with the support of allied health clinicians.
Jennifer provides a comprehensive assessment which also addresses relationships within the family and with peers. The Circle of Security Parenting model is used to strengthen parents’ skills in improving their relationship with their teenager.
Jennifer has a particular interest in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy for adolescents to promote self-esteem, social skills and support for adolescents’ emerging identity.