In Consultation

Speak Easy: Keeping It Real with Your Teen Clients

Janet Sasson Edgette • 3/13/2017

How to keep it real with teenage clients.

Magazine Article

VIDEO: Janet Edgette on Getting Real with Kids in Therapy

The Perils of Being Too Empathic

Janet Sasson Edgette • 2/22/2017

We all want to build strong relationships with our clients, but when working with adolescents, don’t overdo the empathy, says therapist Janet Edgette. Edgette says a common pitfall in working with young adults is being too nice and too eager to be liked. Use too much "therapy talk" and ignore obnoxious behavior, and you run the risk of seeming unnatural and alienating them.

Daily Blog

What Works with Teen Clients

Forget Everything You Know About the Therapeutic Alliance

Janet Sasson Edgette • 12/1/2016

By Janet Edgette - It’s probably fair to say that most teens loathe the very idea of therapy. Yet, with confused and troubled adolescents needing our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Engaging Kids who Hate Therapy

How to Talk to Kids in a Way They Understand

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/1/2014

Connecting with today’s youth doesn’t mean being able to recite Justin Bieber’s latest hit. According to Janet Edgette, author of Adolescent Therapy That Really Works, it takes authenticity, perspective, and knowing how to make kids feel like they’re being listened to and respected.

Daily Blog

Why Teens Hate Therapy

Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/11/2012

While confused and troubled adolescents need our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.

Magazine Article

Why Teens Hate Therapy

Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/1/2012

It’s probably fair to say that most teens loathe the very idea of therapy. Yet, with confused and troubled adolescents needing our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.

Daily Blog

Getting Real

Candor and Connection with Adolescents

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/29/1999

Carl was a 17-year-old client of mine whom I always hoped would stand me up. Ten or twelve minutes into a scheduled therapy session, when it seemed clear that he had given me the slip, I could actually feel the knot in my stomach begin to uncoil, my shoulders soften, my jaw unclench. Ahhhh, I'd sigh inwardly. Safe for another week.

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VIDEO: Janet Edgette on Getting Real with Kids in Therapy

The Perils of Being Too Empathic

Janet Sasson Edgette • 2/22/2017

We all want to build strong relationships with our clients, but when working with adolescents, don’t overdo the empathy, says therapist Janet Edgette. Edgette says a common pitfall in working with young adults is being too nice and too eager to be liked. Use too much "therapy talk" and ignore obnoxious behavior, and you run the risk of seeming unnatural and alienating them.

Daily Blog

What Works with Teen Clients

Forget Everything You Know About the Therapeutic Alliance

Janet Sasson Edgette • 12/1/2016

By Janet Edgette - It’s probably fair to say that most teens loathe the very idea of therapy. Yet, with confused and troubled adolescents needing our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Engaging Kids who Hate Therapy

How to Talk to Kids in a Way They Understand

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/1/2014

Connecting with today’s youth doesn’t mean being able to recite Justin Bieber’s latest hit. According to Janet Edgette, author of Adolescent Therapy That Really Works, it takes authenticity, perspective, and knowing how to make kids feel like they’re being listened to and respected.

Daily Blog

Why Teens Hate Therapy

Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/1/2012

It’s probably fair to say that most teens loathe the very idea of therapy. Yet, with confused and troubled adolescents needing our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.

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In Consultation

Speak Easy: Keeping It Real with Your Teen Clients

Janet Sasson Edgette • 3/13/2017

How to keep it real with teenage clients.

Magazine Article

Why Teens Hate Therapy

Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/11/2012

While confused and troubled adolescents need our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.

Magazine Article

Getting Real

Candor and Connection with Adolescents

Janet Sasson Edgette • 9/29/1999

Carl was a 17-year-old client of mine whom I always hoped would stand me up. Ten or twelve minutes into a scheduled therapy session, when it seemed clear that he had given me the slip, I could actually feel the knot in my stomach begin to uncoil, my shoulders soften, my jaw unclench. Ahhhh, I'd sigh inwardly. Safe for another week.

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Janet Sasson Edgette, Psy.D., is the author of Adolescent Therapy That Really Works and Stop Negotiating with Your Teen. Her latest book is The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don't Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood.