Amanda Vaske, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
6230 10th St N #210, Oakdale, MN
It’s probably fair to say that most teens loathe the thought of therapy. Most teens are in therapy only because their parents and/or some adult in authority somewhere has told them they must see a therapist. Consequently, teens often find most standard, attempts to 'engage' them infuriating. In therapy, my goal is to help facilitate healthy maturation, to help develop a concept of an independent self, and to help the teen to develop/utilize positive coping strategies that will help reduce distress in everyday life and development.