Children, teens, young adults, and parents: Life can be a rough road for all of us at times. Dr. Lyvers specializes in a strategic, strengths-based approach to psychotherapy that is informed by neuropsychological functioning, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered (Rogerian) Therapy, and Systems therapies.
Common concerns include anxiety/worries, irritability, depression, adjustment difficulties, perfectionism, low self-esteem, giftedness, substance use, parenting stress, and challenges associated with ADD/ADHD and executive skills issues.
What to expect
For Children, Teens, &
Therapy isn't about 'fixing' you. People are not bad or broken or defective to begin with. You're here because something isn't working in your life, because there is some hitch. Maybe it's a habit, or a feeling you can't seem to shake, or an idea that keeps bugging you. The point of therapy isn't to have another adult telling you what you should or shouldn't do. The point is to listen and support you in creating your own solutions and sticking with them. You set the agenda.
First, see above. Now, brace yourself. Your child's therapy requires your own change and growth. Life is a continuous learning process; mistakes are inevitable and necessary for growth and progress to occur. Be graceful with yourself; be patient with your child. You aren't in this alone and aren't expected to have all the answers.