At the Doylestown Teen & Parent Therapy Center, we believe that total healing comes when we have worked to support all areas of life. For many adolescents, teens and young adults who struggle with issues of mental health, school (including college) can feel incredibly overwhelming. That's why we have included it into our integrative model of care.
Our work begins with Ellen Cuthrell, M.S., Educational Therapist and Certified Life Coach. Ellen meets with the parents to discuss the problems their child is having with school. Parents are asked to provide copies of grades, teacher comments, and any reports/evaluations that have been conducted through the years.
After careful review, Ellen comes back to the parents with an individual customized program. Ellen and her team will work with parents to decide how often your child needs meetings and how much support via text, virtual meetings and phone calls your child needs in between sessions to get the job done.
Our Executive Functioning Coaches and Tutors will manage your students school portal and put together a calendar for each week and a plan for success.
If the plan is to keep your child home our team will design a plan that includes academics, physical activity, time for hobbies and downtime just doing nothing.
If your child has ADD/ADHD and you are interested in medication Ellen can connect your with a therapist and psychiatrist that she can collaborate with so your child gets the therapy and medication they need to achieve their academic goals.
If your child has a learning disability, Ellen will jump in with the parents meet with the school/teachers and administrators to get the support needed while in school and she will create a plan after school.
If your child has a hard time staying at school during the day because they want to be virtual, Ellen and her team can guide you in setting up the best possible outcome for this goal. Ellen can advise parents how not to collude or enable leaving school.
Ellen works with middle school, high school, and college students who are in need of an Educational Coach to assist them with executive functioning, time management, calendar organization, planning ahead for exams and papers, and tutoring. If a therapist is involved in the case Ellen works along side the therapist, observing HIPPA compliance, to help the student with coping skills during her time with them for anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and lack of motivation in general. Ellen will keep your child on their toes and get the work done. Ellen has vast experience working with schools to help students get the most appropriate support possible.
Ellen works with students who are participating in homeschooling, to help the family organize and choose a stimulating homeschool program whether it be an online program, or an online program combined with college courses even for high school students.
Ellen also works as an emotional coach for adolescents, men and women who are suffering from depression, anxiety, or relationship issues.
Ellen has a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in English and has a Master's in Education.
Chase is a senior at Council Rock High School and is an excellent student. Chase aspired to go to college in 2022 for Psychology. Chase is a teen himself and has a way of engaging kids in their tutoring sessions. He creates a warm and comfortable environment which allows for all of his students to ask questions and talk about how they are feeling in the work. Along with balancing is own academics, time with his family, his girlfriend and his friends, Chase works as a Teen Mentor with kids ages 9-17 at Welsh Therapy in Doylestown and works part- time at Giant Supermarket. Chase works with all academic subjects. Chase has a strong work ethic that he inherited from his parents, from his mother who works tirelessly as a preschool Director Of Education, and his father who is a a highly revered family doctor in Doylestown, PA.
Anita works with high school and college students with executive functioning issues, lack of motivation with their school work, students who have fallen behind as a result of virtual schooling during quarantine, and highly intelligent students who are not meeting their potential. Anita has two teen children of her own and has worked side my side with them through the rigors of virtual schooling in the last year and a half. She has a unique way of connecting with these kids and motivating them to get the work done. Parents can reach out to Anita for updates and encouragement as she works with their children to help their kids become their best selves academically.
Deirdre works with teens and young adults to support them in their academics with tutoring, executive functioning, organization and overall mindset with school. Deirdre has a background as a teacher in the PA school system and has a way of bringing out kids most authentic selves in their studies. Deirdre creates an atmosphere of warmth and engages in a way to help her students relax into the work. She is an animal lover and has two dogs, has a passion for organic gardening and practices yoga, meditation and journaling daily. She is also currently pursuing her yoga teaching training certification. In addition to holding a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, Deirdre is a Nationally Certified Life Coach. Deirdre works virtually and in-person and when requested can bring her dogs along for a walk with clients to discuss an upcoming term paper or to discuss her clients struggles with motivation toward school in general.
Micah is our mathematics tutor. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. His day job is as an Aerospace Engineer. His true passion is working with kids and their families to motivate them and bring out the avid learner in them while tutoring to work at their fullest potential. Outside of tutoring and his full time job Micah spends his time with his wife and son and the family dog Malcolm. He has a warm and engaging approach with his students and his students are known to refer him to their friends because of his relaxed style. Most engineers and mathematicians types are linear in nature. Micah has those linear qualities but also is warm, connected and has a fun demeanor with his students. Parents will often hear their kids and Micah laughing and joking in tutoring sessions. Tutoring can be fun!
Blake tutors teens/young adults in all subjects with the exception of mathematics. Blake has an engaging approach in his work with teens and young adults. He creates a safe and comfortable environment for kids to be motivated to accomplish the academic tasks at hand, and encouraged his clients to ask any questions along the way. If his clients are not motivated, Blake has been known to get them up and moving, stretching, taking a walk together (whether virtually on zoom or in-person), or doing some breathing exercises to calm down and open their minds for the most effective tutoring session. Blake holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and is currently completing his Masters in Inspired Teaching. Blake works in-person and virtually.
Danielle holds a Masters in Education but enjoys teaching one-on-one with students much more than being in a crowded classroom. She is an Executive Functioning Coach and Tutor. If she is hired for your child as an Executive Functioning Coach she can manages their student portal, organize their homework, and make sure the work gets done. This takes parents out of that role which often leads to power struggles between parent and child. We want to free up parents to have a healthier relationship with their kids. Danielle has a passion for art, travel and working out. Her Bachelors in Education was with a focus in Art. If painting, or taking a run or walk with your child, before a tutoring session will help with clarity and focus, she’s game for throwing that in as well.
Doylestown Teen & Parent Therapy Center
199 N Broad Street, Doylestown PA 18901
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