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Hi, I'm Dr. Schaer and it's so nice to meet you!

​Treatment areas include:

  • Teens (12+)

  • 20-somethings

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Trauma

  • ADHD

  • Risky and self-harming behaviors

  • Life transitions and stressors

  • Navigating relationships (friendships, romantic, family)

  • Chemical Dependency

My Story

Being a teenager can often feel overwhelming and isolating. Sometimes, it feels as if no one else understands who you are and where you are coming from. Parents, it might feel just as overwhelming for you as you are doing your best to support your teens. No one can prepare you for what it’s like to watch someone you love deal with mental health struggles. I aim to create an understanding and empowering environment by using humor and gentle, yet direct challenges. I most definitely welcome feedback to maintain a collaborative approach. I am also passionate about supporting 20-somethings as I believe this is a pivotal time to look inward, build insight, and creative adaptive coping.

I approach working with individuals in an empathic and nonjudgmental manner. I strongly feel that to help people, you must look at the entirety of a person and integrate all different aspects of their lives. This may look like including family members in session with their teens where everyone can assert their concerns, discuss how they want to be supported, and collaborate on how they want to move forward more positively. The goal of integrating parents in therapy is foster communication and help improve the relationship.

I utilize evidence-based practices, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Functional Family Therapy, mind-body approaches, and Trauma Focused-CBT.

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