Trauma, Anxiety, and Anger Management for Kids and Teens
Whether your child needs anger management skills, or your teen just needs to talk, I can help!
I'm Kelsey Torgerson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Feedback Informed Treatment, specializing in trauma-informed anxiety and anger management strategies. I work with 4-19 year olds to build coping and self-regulation skills, so that you can see real change at home and at school.
What is working with me like?
Clients tell me that I am calm, compassionate (thank goodness I chose that to go in my business name!), and centered. I always make an effort to understand where you or your child is coming from, and I want to see the whole picture.
Research has proven that the most effective tool in counseling, and the best predictor of change, is feeling heard and understood by your counselor. We want to build that connection in my office, and create a lasting change.
Sometimes, this can take a little bit.
Some parents come to me looking for a quick fix or just one fast and easy tool to use at home. While I'm more than happy to make suggestions, I also know that therapy is an ongoing process. Through counseling, we will build relaxation, emotional regulation, and problem-solving skills. However, time is needed for your child or adolescent to get to a deeper understanding of the why and how of what they're doing, and to actually apply the skills they learn through counseling in their real life.