Recent studies show that, more and more, young people identify anxiety and depression as significant challenges in their lives. The social world for teenage girls has become more stressful and challenging. The rise in peer pressure, conflicts, and unhealthy social media messages go hand in hand with a rise in anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem in teens.
This group will offer a safe space for teenage girls to share experiences that may be challenging and difficult. Additionally, in this group, members will learn a combination of CBT/DBT strategies to help develop the skills to manage relationships with peers and other important people in their lives, and to make healthy and wise choices.
Through an educational and experiential approach, this group will help teens experiencing anxiety and depression learn skills to develop friendships and maintain healthy relationships making wise decisions using new tools.
This group is designed to help members increase their self-esteem by improving decision-making and problem-solving skills, and sharing and learning new ways to cope with stressful situations. The group is small by design in order to assist group members to learn skills and practice those skills in a safe space.
Dr. Dayana Jiménez is a bilingual (English/Spanish) clinical psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan. She provides expert support to a wide-ranging clientele, particularly around major life transitions, when emotions run high, anxious thoughts take over, and loving relationships become contentious. Dr. Jiménez welcomes individuals, families, and couples to her practice, helping each client to reach a greater sense of balance during times of change.
Dr. Jiménez utilizes a skill-based and solution-focused approach, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She enjoys supporting parents to help them gain confidence in their parenting, build on the strength of their partner bond, and equip them with the practical daily skills for a more peaceful home. Dr. Jiménez is also highly skilled at working with children and adolescents, looking at the family system as a whole to problem-solve around separation anxiety, school issues, and behavioral challenges.
Dr. Jiménez has years of experience working in the school settings, as well as at New York City's top hospitals, allowing her to connect readily with clients facing challenging times. She received her doctorate from NYU, and is excited to lend her expertise in skill-based therapies to clients across the lifespan.