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Therapy for teenagers who seem to prefer to shut down 

Serving clients in Virginia

You have a teenager and suddenly (or maybe not so suddenly), it feels like there is a gap between you.

Shut down teenager

Your child is smart, capable and talented. They always came to you and you never wondered what they were thinking. Things seemed so easy when they were growing up. 

Recently, though, things have been different - they are closed off, distant and doesn't share as much as they did before. You want them to open up again, but it seems like they don't want to. 

You're tired of answers like "fine," "okay," or "I don't know."  

You want to feel close to them again, but it feels like every effort you make is pushing them away instead. 

Seem familiar? Reach out to me!

That's where I come in. I am here to provide a space for my clients to let it all out. My clients have a space to be themselves. It is a place where they will be challenged to connect. It is a place where opening up to someone is encouraged. I will teach them how to be more open with others in their lives. 


I will educate them, support them and remind them of the importance of openness. This distance between you and your child does not have to be forever. Working with me gives my clients a chance to unload what they feel is burdening them. This makes them a lighter, happier version of themselves for the people in their lives. 

Ready for your child to connect? Let's talk. 


Gillian Scharf 


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