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Ariella Goodwine, MFT provides therapy and counseling services on the Peninsula including San Mateo, Belmont & Burlingame

Raising teens, and being a teen, can be rewarding, terrifying, lots of fun, challenging and heartwarming all at the same time. I work with adolescents in conjunction with their families to help navigate this rich developmental stage. Typically I work primarily with the adolescent on a weekly basis with collateral sessions every 4-6 weeks with the primary caregiver(s). The unique needs of the family are assessed to determine on what level the treatment plan may include work with all of the family members together.

Because I work with adolescents in the context of their family system, the initial consultation is with the parent(s) or guardian(s). In this session, relevant background and developmental information will be collected. This is also a session for therapist and parents to collaborate on goals for treatment and an initial treatment plan before introducing the teen into his or her psychotherapy experience.

Recommended Reading
- Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy, by Michael J. Bradey, Ed.
- Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher, PhD
- Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, by Foster W. Cline, MD and Jim Fay