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
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.
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.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
Two years of experience counseling teens in the school system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Child Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Individual Therapy
I have received a Child and Adolescent Certificate.
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.
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.
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.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
As someone who has years of experience working with adolescents, I know the most important aspect of any relationship is gaining their trust first. My favorite thing about working with teens is that they do question authority and the way I see it, this is a major developmental stage for them. That being said, everything must happen with a level of trust, safety and respect.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy
You want to fit in, but struggle to feel accepted. Sometimes your emotions feel like they are too much to handle. You find it hard to get along with your parents, because their expectations feel too high. You want to succeed in school, but you struggle and feel don't feel good enough. You want to balance school, life, friends, sports, and family and sometimes it just feels like too much.
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.