Brian S. Sedgeley, PsyD
|Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychological - PSY27612|
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Fees: Sliding scale is available for those that qualify. If money is an issue please let me know.
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Adolescence is a difficult period of life. Thinking back to my own teenage years, I am struck by how much emotion and confusion I felt, and how bewildering life could be. If you have a teen yourself, you might remember similar feelings but be confounded by your own son or daughter. At times it may seem impossible to get through to him or her or even understand him or her. In the best of times this causes simple miscommunication and frustration, but for some it can feel much more serious.
Teens who are seemly beyond reach, who are engaging in worrying behavior, are getting in trouble in school, or showing signs of serious mental illness push most parents to the limits. If this is you, and you're worried about your teen, I can help.
I work almost exclusively with teens and have for the last 8 years. I offer a safe space for you to share your concerns and for your son or daughter to open up and make changes.
Depression and anxiety are common issues that I can help your son or daughter with, that can show up in surprising ways. As most teens lack the ability to really reflect on what they are feeling, difficult emotions often become expressed in behavior, which in turn can lead to trouble. Sound like your teen?
If you're worried about any of this, or have concerns about your teen in general feel free to call me. We'll find a time to speak and see if I can be of help.
Email or Call Brian S. Sedgeley, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14013
More Info About My Practice
In addition to working with teens, I specialize in immigration, anxiety and depression. I work with adults and couples as well.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
It is important to find a therapist that you fits you. It's a good idea to 'shop' around and try several different therapists before committing to one. The relationship that you create with your therapist can become significant and you'll want somebody that you feel can understand you and that you trust.
As I work with teens, some of the qualities that consistently help me be a good fit are my age and gender. I'm younger (for a psychologist) and as a male, a minority in my field, teen boys really feel they can open up to me.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Therapy can be relatively short or a life-long process. It will depend on the time, effort, and resources you are able to invest, and the type of the issues you are wanting to work on.
If you choose to start therapy with me, I will ask that you agree to a 3-6 month trial in which we will get to know each other, develop trust, and establish and work towards your goals. Some therapists will work at any frequency you ask for but, I have found that therapy at less than one-session per week is a waste of time for most people in that no real progress is made. Sometimes I might also suggest more frequent sessions if you would benefit from it.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
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