Areas of expertise include:
grief / loss
low self-esteem / feelings of unworthiness
counseling performers and creative individuals
Adolescence is an exciting period of growth and maturation. It lays a foundation for the adults we will become. Adolescence can also be an extremely frustrating, isolating, awkward, and confusing part of life. Adolescents exist between two worlds: no longer a dependent child, but not a fully independent adult.
At the Panzica Therapy Group, we find the way young people think, and the way they feel, endlessly surprising and exciting. In particular, we know how hard it is to navigate the world as a young LGBTQIA+ person.
Young people deal with the daily experience of life (friendships, identity, sexuality, gender) at a level of intensity that would be intolerable to most adults. And paradoxically, a frequent approach to meeting the enormous challenges of young people is to tell them "it gets better" or "you don't know how good you have it" or any other number of pat comments that manage to be dismissive and tone deaf.
We do not believe the purpose of adolescent therapy is to fix grades, or make sure they are cleaning their room. A young person's experience with a therapist may be the only space where they encounter an adult who greets them with curiosity and care, not just expectation. This role is different than that of a parent, teacher, coach, spiritual leader, or any other relationship with an adult that has an inherent power imbalance.
Adolescents are not imperfect adults. They do not need us to dumb down our thinking or speak to them from a point of authority. They need and deserve to be listened to. They deserve our care and our curiosity. Young people are literally the future of our world, and it is through their insight, challenges, and fluid thinking that we continue to make progress in building a better society.
Fees and Billing
Services Provided by the Panzica Therapy Group are out-of-network. If you have out-of-network benefits, we can help you get reimbursed. Benefits often occur after you reach a deductible, which varies from plan to plan. You may find the following questions helpful when speaking with your insurance provider.
Questions to ask your Insurance Company
Does my plan include “out-of-network” coverage for mental health?
What is my annual deductible for mental health benefits?
What is my co-insurance?
Is there a limit on the number of sessions my plan will cover per year?
Is there a limit on out-of-pocket expenses per year?
Does my plan require pre-authorization for psychotherapy?
What is the policy year (i.e. Jan 1 – Dec 31)?