Becoming an adult is a process of individuation, identity formation, and an exploration of values. I have worked extensively with young adults as they explore who they are and how they chose to interact with and be a part of the world around them. Often stress reduction, well-being, career exploration, self-esteem, and relationships are central issues. Together, we explore and make sense of the confusion, hope, and loneliness. Together, we explore new ways of coping and relating to the world around us.
Appleyard Counseling Treats Teen Issues Like Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and More:
Stress management and overwhelm (academic and extracurricular)
Athletic pressures and performance issues
Anxiety (e.g. Social Anxiety)
Body image issues
Coping with social pressure and party culture
Figuring out what it is you want post-graduation
Peer pressure and social anxiety
Residential Learning and Summer Camp Consultation
Katharine has a wealth of experience working with administrators, faculty, and students in responding to the needs of students and the larger community in academic, community-based, and experiential learning environments. Katharine has sat on boards of local health organizations striving to provide the best care to youth and adults who experience difficulty stemming from their intersecting identities including gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Katharine is skilled in facilitating conversations that help uncover underlying needs and experiences that once brought into the light and cared for often lead to greater understanding and improved quality of relating to self and one another.
Katharine works with the aforementioned to assess needs and develop practices that recognize and strengthen social emotional development.