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Decoding Teens

  • 11/22/2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Richie's Diner at 40651 Murrieta Hot Springs Road


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Decoding Teens

Friday November 22nd

Presented by: Jamie R. Nelson, LMFT

Life. Is. Rough. Teens are great at being in the here-and-now. So much so that they tend not imagine life past This. Very. Moment. Being a teenage is like walking a tight rope between childhood and being an adult. They know everything, yet they know nothing. Being able to meet this particular client right where they are means that we are connecting to our own experience as teens, which for many of us was not a pleasant time. In this session we will explore strategies for how to connect with a teen client, engage them in the therapy process and provide understanding during a time when “no one understands.” Additionally, we will discuss insights that will help parents and teens feel more connected.  With a type of stealth therapy, we will explore strategies to help the next generation through an identity-building transition.


  • 1.      You will learn key elements of gaining buy-in from teen clients.
  • 2.      You will learn strategies for maintaining flexible boundaries while working with teens and their parents.
  • 3.      You will learn to increase your awareness of the unique existence that is the iGeneration.
  • 4.      You will learn how to incorporate interactive participation and stealth therapy.


Jamie R. Nelson M.A. LMFT is a strength-based therapist based in Rancho Cucamonga. She has been working with teens since 2012, in a school based program, to a community clinic, in a group practice and just took the leap into private practice by opening Equilibrium Counseling Services.  Jamie has presented to parents at local high schools as well as learning centers for neurodivergent students. She currently facilitates a teen group for high school age and a #Adulting group for young adults.  Her professional motto is “Be the person you needed when you were younger” - Ayesha Siddiqi.

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For a preview of the seminar, watch the Interview with Jamie R. Nelson, LMFT

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