Jeff is particularly is skilled in understanding adolescent boys struggling with anxiety in its various forms, such as school refusal, social anxiety, and performance anxiety. Jeff also connects well with boys who may seem lost and who are experiencing challenges as they try to find their place in their world. Many of these boys struggle to build healthy and vital connections with others. They are often experiencing a deep sense of shame and a general feeling of inadequacy, which leads them to withdraw and to isolate from their world and its challenges. These are the boys who often struggle quietly and secretly, internalizing their anger, fear and shame. Many are deeply enmeshed with their parents and are struggling to build an authentic sense of self as they transition to young adulthood. Jeff also works well with adolescent boys with sexual identity issues as well as those who have been wounded by sexual trauma. Jeff has extensive experience in treating adoption and attachment issues, grief and loss, substance abuse and processing and learning issues. Jeff is also an expert in treating adolescents with ADHD.