Teens can benefit from therapy just as much or more than adults. Therapy for adolescents and teens can help teens improve their overall functioning at home, school, within the family and with peers and their social environment. There are several types of psychotherapy that involve different approaches, techniques and interventions. Teenagers struggle with issues unique to their age. These may include identity problems, extreme peer pressure and fitting in. They are often stuck between wanting independence and still needing guidance. Therapists can help by using their understanding of the developmental challenges of teens in order to provide the most effective methods of counseling.

Local Experts in Adolescence

Cadence Chiasson

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Adolescent females 15+ are my jam! This has been my specialty throughout my career and I have only grown to love the work more as time has passed. Please see my website for additional information.

Lauren Lottino

Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

Teens are in one of the most developmentally rich times of their lives. They are discovering more about who they are as people and who they desire to be as young adults. External factors like friendships, school, extracurricular activities, and family life can impact the way teens respond to challenges in their lives. Adolescent therapy is a dynamic process, aiming to encourage self-exploration.

Sabrina Merz

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Family Therapy

Being a teenager is hard! I work with teens who are dealing with with anxiety, poor school performance, trauma, friend and relationship issues, low self esteem, and other struggles. Teens work to process their experiences, thought and feelings, while building confidence, coping and life skills, and healthy relationships. Parenting a teen is hard! I also work with and support parents of teens.

Candice Dow

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

Therapy for teens can be as flexible as the needs of the teen. I tend to focus on getting to know my adolescent clients before deciding on a way to work with them. As someone who has years of experience working with adolescents, I know the most important aspect of any relationship is gaining their trust first.

Jessica Oshier

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Two years of experience counseling teens in the school system.

Carly Boeselt

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

I have worked in educational settings in both K-12 and at the collegiate level. I have a strong understanding of the challenges teens face throughout the different developmental milestones in their school and social lives. I have also provided school-based therapy which provides a helpful lens into the daily lives of teens, and have successfully helped my teen clients get back on track.

Lena McCain

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

Being a teen is both a confusing and invigorating time in life. Teens are searching for their purpose - trying to balance the thrill of living passionately alongside taking different risks and experiencing pressures from peers. I help teens identify big feelings, foster independence, build healthier relationships, and improve coping skills.

Lauren Borkowski

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

I help adolescents with many concerns including relationships, family concerns, academics, social struggles, body image, and feelings of anxiety or depression.

Courtneyrose Chung

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

I've had extensive experience working with adolescents in a wide range of settings, from high-risk residential treatment, to individuals in private practice navigating the stressors of adolescent life transitions. I am trained in Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) and am passionate about helping young people develop their sense of self and find their unique voice.

Brittney Grammer

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy

I have received a Child and Adolescent Certificate.

Kathy Temple

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Family Therapy

I work with youth up to age 14, and find that nature based and synergetic play therapy approaches work well. Many young teens enjoy talking, or playing games, and both of these approaches can still be used in this context.

Nadine Ryser

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy

This is an area of speciality for Nadine, and she has worked extensively with this generation. Stage of life, relationships, and thought patterns are thoroughly assessed and improvements are made through the course of therapy.

Jennifer Yeater

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

I have been working with teens for the past 12 years as a high school psychology. I understand teens may have a hard time expressing how they feel and navigating the difficulties of school, friends, family. Whether it be feelings of anxiety, depression, bullying, or communication I am dedicated to helping.

Jamie Gandolph

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy

Working with youth has always been a passion of mine. Children and teens are growing up in an ever changing world with stress and triggers that many adults simply did not have to deal with when they were growing up. My work as a Youth Pastor and substitute teacher has provided the experience to work with youth in a way that provides a safe environment for them to process and explore emotions.

Jessica Ham

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy

Teens and tweens are my favorite age to work with because they have such unique perspectives and ideas and once you are able to build trust with them they have immense ability to look at their lives and make the changes that will make them feel more confident in who they are.

Allie Evans

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

My initial training as a clinician came from working at a high school in Los Angeles County. High school is a difficult time as teenagers start to learn more about themselves. Becoming comfortable with one's sense of self is not easy but can be incredibly rewarding. It is important to have support in coping with the pressure that school, friends, relationships, and growing up brings.

Faith Holloway

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy

As a mental health counselor at Children's hospital and in my private practice, I have worked with teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts, bullying, grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders, divorce and changing family dynamics, relational problems, and mood disorders.

Gretchen Seefried

Child Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy

Teens go through rapid periods of physical growth at the same time as they experience intense emotional, intellectual, social, and moral development. It’s a time when parents can feel confused and rejected. Teens needs to explore the world knowing that there is a secure base at home. They don’t want chains, but do want boundaries and the knowledge that parents love and support them.

Angela Dotzenrod

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy

Adolescents regularly struggle with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and self worth, all of which are Angie's specialties. Angie supports teens in strengthening a positive identity that is self-constructed, independent of the many conflicting messages that bombard them daily. She also supports teens as they evaluate their decisions and learn what strategies work best to meet their needs.

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