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Promoting the Independence of an Adult Child

“When parents are too focused on motivating their kids to perform, it can actually be demotivating for the young adult, making it harder, rather than easier, for them to ‘get their life together,’” says Richard S. Stern, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology. “If parents learn the tools they need to understand and enjoy (rather than trying to control or worrying about) their adult children, the young adults can gain an emerging understanding of themselves and a greater ability to enjoy themselves.”

Clinical Psychologist Richard S. Stern

Clinical Psychologist Richard S. Stern

With more than 25 years of experience serving children, adolescents, young adults and families, Dr. Stern has extensive experience developing a therapeutic bond and fostering change with even the most resistant, angry or withdrawn individuals. Using clinically proven family and individual therapy modalities, he treats a wide variety of child, young adult and family problems, including depression, anxiety, aggression and defiance.