A New Theory of Teenagers Community is a space where you can be empowered to grow in the midst of the chaos with a multidimensional approach to parenting that builds trust, resolves conflict and helps you and your teen become your best selves.

"Dr. Christa Santangelo expertly weaves her vast experience working with adolescents and their parents, her knowledge of research and understanding of human emotions, to present us with this profound, easy to read and enjoyable book on how best to deal with the teenage years."

Rhonda S. Adessky, PhD, Clinical Director, the Training Center for Mind Body Skills

“Remarkably intelligent…No doubt this will help parents understand not only what is at stake, but how they can make the highest and greatest purpose of their role as parents.”

-Michael B. Finkelstein, MD, FACP, ABIHM

“Inspirational and enlightening…new ways of looking at age-old interpersonal challenges with teens and the important others in our lives.”

-Thomas Monaco, Executive Director, Experienced Professionals Career Management, Columbia Business School, Career Management Center

“Dr. Santangelo wisely guides parents and others who work with teens in developing their own strengths for this challenging time. A New Theory of Teenagers is both an innovative and supportive guide for this journey.”

-Lynn Ponton, MD, author of The Romance of Risk and The Sex Lives of Teenagers

Christa Santangelo, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and faculty at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Santangelo was trained at Yale and brings overs twenty-five years of experience in attachment-based, analytic,somatic, cognitive and mind-body healing practices.

Dr. Santangelo has seen many families devastated from emotional challenges. Yet she shows through vivid example and exercises how conflicts can be resolved and a new path can be forged—and she gives you the tips and insights to transform the teen years into opportunities for growth.

Her topics include:
  • Maintaining connection
  • Resolving Power Struggles
  • Finding your purpose in the relationship with your teen
  • Healing your teen by healing yourself