Teen Counseling

Adolescence ~ The Gift of the Shiftless Wanderers

The prominent psychologist Erik Erikson in 1968 described adolescents as "shiftless Wanderschaft"—shiftless wanderers, implying that adolescents are best served by helping them focus on the future and getting down to the work of becoming adults. In my therapeutic work with adolescents and their families, my aim is not only to support these important tasks of adolescence but to also highlight and give space to what it means to be an adolescent—child no longer but not an adult.