Wisdom Within Counseling, LLC, Integrative East Lyme Marriage and Family Therapy. 8 West Main St. Niantic, CT 06357. 860- 451-9364. KatieZiskindMft@gmail.com.

“My teen is distant, frustrated and won’t talk to me.”


“My teen’s emotions are getting in the way of their academic education.”

Katie Ziskind, LMFT, RYT500 is expert in helping adolescents and young adults through holistic, creative marriage and family therapy in the Niantic, East Lyme, and Southeastern Connecticut area.

Specialized Help For Teens and Young Adults

First, your teen may be crying a lot and even self harming. As a parent, you and your depressed teen fight a lot and I’d love to be the professional to support him/her. You’ve tried everything and it’s not working from prior hospitalizations to multiple past therapists.

Expertise with Anxious, Depressed Teenagers

Every day, all day, I work with frustrated kids and angry young adults. I love it! With a few tweaks and very specialized holistic therapy not offered anywhere else in the area, I can help your frustrated teen stop negative behaviors and learn positive skills to express their feelings in healthy ways. So, my office is different and unique to embrace your teen’s strengths. Further, I help your teen boost self confidence through art, yoga and music. Similarly, traditional talk therapy does not work for self harming teens because your young adults only feels like a problem needing to be fixed. Instead, I use art, yoga, and music that provide a safe place for emotional releases. From that security and trust from weekly therapy sessions with me, your teen will feel secure within themselves, inspired to be unique and different, love themselves for their strengths, and create a life they love. 

All Day, Everyday, I Love Working with Frustrated Teens!

Therefore, I specialize and help frustrated kids, angry teens and young adults. Hence, I am an expert at helping them build positive coping skills, express emotions and get clear on their goals.

In conclusion, I’d love to help your adolescent, teen or young adult feel awesome in their skin. 

First Teen Break Up and Relationships

Your teen is depressed because they just went through their first, major break up. Your depressed teen is feeling the most sad that they’ve ever been. A first break up is devastating. Your depressed teenager is withdrawing, isolating and without professional intervention and therapy, these feeling will only get worse. Loneliness can trigger to  host of others feelings including self-blame, shame, insecurity, and guilt. I would love to help remind your depressed teenager that they are good enough. In therapy, I will give your teenager positive coping skills to get through this tough time, and feel stronger attract healthy future relationships! Call or text to get started 860-451-9364

Your teen can build and learn positive coping skills to handle all of their feelings, even the most difficult ones.

From that security within them self through art and yoga therapies in Niantic, your teen can create a bright future and look forward to tomorrow! Call or text to get started 860-451-9364.

An Integrative, Holistic, and Different Approach – Counseling integrating mind, body, and spirit

 I use mind-body techniques such as art, yoga, and music along with talk counseling. Spirituality is tied into my work. And, I support gentle emotional expression and healing holistically. Further, moving out stuck energy through art, yoga, or walking can create a positive space for a new beginning in your young adult’s life!

Teen Anxiety and Stress Management Skills

Your teen may be a perfectionist and academically getting really good grades. However, you know that your anxious young adult is out of balance and overwhelmed. He/she say “yes” to too many responsibilities. And, feels anxiety as a result of committing to too much. I would love to teach your overwhelmed, anxious young adult scheduling balance, and how to set healthy boundaries. Relaxation through yoga therapy, inner peace via meditation, and downtime are just as important as being motivated.

Your Angry, Distant Teen Will Learn Many Self-Care Skills

With out proper, effective relaxation techniques in their social emotional tool kit, your anxious teen will experience burn out, digestive problems, eating disorders, headaches, and physical symptoms of overcommitting their schedule. Your teen’s physical symptoms of anxiety will only get worse into adult years. It is essential to get help today. I would love to be the holistic therapist that supports your teenager through life long, personalized art, yoga and music therapy in Niantic.

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I Accept Your LGBTQIA+ Teen

To start, I am educated and advocate for LGBTQIA+ 🏳️‍🌈 youth and families! To continue, I love working with transgender children, teenagers, and their families and advocating to create a positive support network with medical professionals. If you’re confused as a parent about your teenagers gender, I am here to educate you and to support your teen. However, you might be confused and uncomfortable as a parent, and have your own fears and questions. Do note, your 100% support is the foundation, safety and security of broader social and community acceptance for your LGBT teen. Without family support and acceptance, your teen will self harm. Essentially, family support is essential to preventing suicide and self harm when it comes to LGBT expression. I would love to help your teenager feel accepted and feel like they belong in the world again.

I Use Holistic Art, Yoga, Music and Outdoor Therapies

Therefore, I use holistic therapies including art, yoga, music and walking sessions to help teens feel confident and love themselves rather than choosing negative coping skills. You’ve tried hospitalizations for self harm and cutting. You tried medication and you tried other types of therapy. And, I know that as a parent, you feel exhausted and frustrated. Your teenager’s depression and self harm has a negative impact on your family, other children, and your marriage. I would love to support your teenager and help your whole family function better through holistic marriage and family therapy in East Lyme.

How Breathing and Mindfulness Helps Frustrated Teenagers

Talk therapy doesn’t work because a teenager only feels like more of a problem and internalizes shame and guilt. Instead, I use creative therapies to help depressed teens including art, yoga, music, and outdoor therapy is to provide connection in mind, body, and spirit. These skills are a foundation for self-care and whole person wellness. In my office, I have a cozy room with couches and art materials and I also have a room specifically for your teen to learn yoga therapy techniques for anti-stress.

Depressed Teens Stop Self-Harming

Further, it is important to nip teen self harm, teen depression and negative skills in the bud otherwise they will only get worse into adult years. And, if your teenager is drinking alcohol now, help today is the only option for them to see their bright future ahead. Additionally, social emotional skills are not taught in school. The positive skills are what will help your teen pick healthy friendships and relationships when dating. From anxiety to anger, I would love to support your teenager and teach them positive skills to handle these feelings in a healthy way for college years and beyond.

Boost Self-Confidence in Your Distant Teen

Every day, all day long, I work with angry kids and frustrated teenagers. It’s important to get help right away or these feelings can lead to resentment and problems at home and later in life. Through holistic therapy in Niantic, I teach essential, lifelong positive coping skills such as breathing techniques, yoga poses, and guided meditations to help your young adult take back their wisdom, harness their personal power, and feel strong within themselves to say no to peer pressure.

I would love to help you’re depressed, self harming teenager love life again.

Talking can be challenging at times, especially for children and teenagers. So, I combine art, yoga, music, outdoor therapies with talking. Online Booking Note: If you are on a hospital internet, online booking will be blocked due to security. Text/call Katie at 860-451-9364 or use another internet connection.

  • Now Enrolling: Teen Girl Group in Niantic! Read more, here.
  • Holistic counseling for individuals, families and couples
  • Young women with negative past experiences such as trauma, neglect, or abuse
  • Teenagers with eating disorders, body image issues, and food issues
  • Couple/marital counseling related to raising angry children and self harming teens
  • Adolescent and teenage life issues including self-harm, alcoholism, vaping, and recklessness
  • Young adult relationships, break ups, anxiety, addiction, loss, and self-discovery
  • Substance abuse, alcoholism, and related legal issues in young adult years
  • LGBTQIA+ including individual counseling, sex counseling, and/or gender transitions
  • TeleTherapy, video sessions, and email support, here.

I love working with frustrated teens and helping them see a brighter side to life.

Simply text me (860) 451-9364 to get your teen started!