Janet Sasson Edgette, Psy.D.
|Professions: Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist|
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I'm very sensitive to the fact that many children and adolescents aren't interested in counseling and will try to avoid going, even when they themselves know they need help. (Please take a look at my article, "Why Teens Hate Therapy," in Psychotherapy Networker magazine, Sept/Oct 2012, to read more about this.) I believe, however, that by approaching kids with an updated model of therapy offering lively, thought-provoking conversation, genuine contact with a credible adult, and a ton of respect, we can get their attention, their engagement, and their willingness to examine things with a fresh eye. Also important is that the child or adolescent feel that what we?re talking about is relevant to him or her?not just something that someone else (a parent or teacher) said we should be talking about. This is how I like to work with my young clients and their parents, and I?ve found it to be an especially effective way of helping kids who never really came out and asked for help in the first place.
Examples of the problems I treat: academic decline, moody or manipulative behavior, depression, withdrawal from family, anxiety, problems making or keeping friends, poor self-image or self-esteem, unexplained sadness, self-destructive choices, disrespect toward parents, avoiding responsibility, chronic conflict or tension or disagreements at home, emotional distancing from parents, poor conduct (aggressive, evasive, intimidating), among many other types of issues or conditions.
Call or write me. Let's see if I'm the right person to work with you and your family.
Email or Call Janet Sasson Edgette, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06829
More Info About My Practice
My practice is located in a lovely, retreat-like setting that is relaxing and assures privacy. I offer a variety of session lengths, for example, 30 minutes (great for younger kids and follow ups), 45 minutes (typical session length), and 90 minutes (good for clients coming from out of town and complex family situations). In addition to meeting with clients, I teach other mental health professionals about working effectively with adolescents and providing practical support to their parents. I also enjoy writing very much and have written six books. My newest one is called The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don't Play Sports Survive Bullying and Boyhood (Parents magazine called it a 'must read'!). Another one is Stop Negotiating with Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody or Depressed Adolescent. On a more personal note, I am the mother of three boys, love dogs (especially Bullmastiffs), and have been training and showing horses (hunters and jumpers) for as long as I can remember.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love about it: the possibility of relieving another personâ€™s distress; helping kids and their parents talk to one another about the things that matter; demonstrating the power of language and authentic relating to heal, console, and inspire.
What makes me passionate about mental health and therapy: knowing that when people feel unburdened, they are often capable of doing and feeling things that are simply extraordinary.
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Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Children, pre-teens, teenagers, parent (consultation and coaching), student athletes, college students.
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