Counseling and Consulting with Kids, Teens and Families
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***During the coronavirus pandemic, all sessions, local and distant are conducted over video. Don't let this cause your hesitation! If someone needs help now, especially with so much uncertainty, get help now! Even one or two sessions can change how this time is experienced. I have been conducting video sessions for many years and they are equally as powerful as in-person sessions, and sometimes more, especially with teenagers! (Younger children sometimes need their parents present to keep them focused!)***
Watching your child suffering is worse than your own suffering.
Counseling with Kids
Children's and teens' anxiety infiltrates their very identity.
Divorce is heavy on all of your souls.
Grief is heartbreaking.
Depression sucks the life out of a family.
When someone in the home is going through difficulties, everyone shares the suffering. Let's get your family back under control by helping your child/teen feel better. Read the About Jodi page to answer questions about how I work!
Kids are learning how to make meaning of their world. This increases their worries, but with gentle guidance, they develop skills to understand and cope with what is happening and anything that comes their way. Kids may be trying to find their power in the wrong place (i.e., yelling) and in our sessions, we find real lasting ways to step into their personal power and live their best selves.
Consulting and Coaching Teens
Teens are trying to figure out the world and deciding how to see themselves. Our conversations make them feel empowered and affirmed about the great skills they have in empathy, loyalty, and kindness. We talk about eating disorders, relationships, self-harm, history of abuse, depression, cancer recovery, anxiety, world tragedies and anything that is on their minds.
Watch my TEDxWilmington talk on why I think anxiety and depression are so rampant among young people.
Letter and Video to show your kids to tell them about me!
I am Jodi and I am a counselor. Did you ever hear of a counselor? Like the ones in school? I am like that except my office is not in a school. Check out this video to see what it looks like!
If you are reading this letter, you, your parents or someone else that cares about you suggested that you come and meet with me. Meeting new people is the best part of my job! I love being a counselor because I am introduced to new people all the time!
Do you wonder what I do and why you are meeting with me?
I totally would! But I am curious about everything!
Well, maybe I can shed some light on it. You see, kids, parents, (sometimes grandparents and friends) come and see me to talk about the things going on in their lives. For example, I meet with kids who may be worried about their parents’ separation or divorce, kids who may feel scared about going to sleep at night, leaving mom or going to school, kids who get teased by other kids, or feel sad sometimes or get angry sometimes and much more.
Kids and parents usually feel much better about things after we get together. This is the best part for me! I get to learn about your special skills in feeling better!
We try to have a little fun in the process.
My office looks like a living room. You can see it in the video. I'm not a doctor so no shots or white coats. Kids call me "Jodi."
You can see what I look like in the video. And, I can’t wait to see what YOU look like in a few days.
If you have any questions, I will do my best to answer them.
Jodi Aman, LCSW
I give people practical tools to break down the negative stories of their lives. Once invited to the big-picture view, they understand what is happening. From here, they can break free from emotional, spiritual, and physical suffering, and find harmony, peace, self-love, and connection.
As a psychotherapist for 23 years, I consult individuals, kids, and families locally in Rochester NY, and all over the world. I speak internationally to conferences, schools, and universities helping Gen Z, their parents, and helpers feel worthy, empowered, and in control. I train therapists, counselors, and psychologists in Spiritual Psychology, Narrative Therapy, and Activating their Intuition.
Because I clawed my way out of my own emotional turmoil, I totally get it. As a mom of teens, I double-dog get it. Through my TEDxWilmington talk, “Calm Anxious Kids” and my best selling book, You 1, Anxiety 0, I am changing the way we understand stress and anxiety. Grab my new book, Anxiety...I'm So Done with You! A Teen's Guide To Ditching Toxic Stress and Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness!
Work with Me
Online Office: Anywhere you are by phone or video
Local Office: 25 Canterbury Road Rochester NY 14607
During the quarantine, I am doing all video sessions even for local clients. Check out my blog on How to Make the Most of Your Tele-therapy Sessions.
I don't take health insurance since my approach is holistic. If my services seem cost-prohibitive for your family, consider:
♥ You can still use your deductible, HSA or out of network benefits. Call your medical insurance for information!
♥ Working with someone with 25 years of experience is worth it. I'm skilled enough to avoid the it-gets-worse-before-it-gets-better paradigm. People come to me when they are ready to do the practice* needed to reclaim their life on their terms. I help the penny drop as everything you have learned from all your experiences gets integrated. Limiting beliefs that kept you stuck for so long are released swiftly and painlessly.
♥ You can get my free Let it Go mp3! Or order my Forgiveness Masterclass or Stop Negative Thinking with Strategic Affirmations.
♥ You can get my books on Amazon for immediate help! You 1, Anxiety 0! Win your life back from fear and panic, or Anxiety...I'm So Done with You! A Teen's Guide to Ditching Toxic Stress and Hardwiring Your Brain for Happiness.
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Jodi always seem to know what to say. I am very thankful to have a nonjudgmental and realistically funny therapist. Anyone needs to talk to someone that will actually help, Jodi is it!
We love seeing Jodi – she is kind, informative and effective. If you have anxiety, depression, abuse issues or anything else. See Jodi!
I have been going to Jody for about 6 years. She has helped me deal with anxiety with major things and small. I will never go to anyone else. Seriously the best out there!