Therapists for Teens in Tucson, AZ

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Generational Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85743
As a child, teen, young adult, and family therapist I help patients learn emotional regulation, coping skills, cognitive strategies, and behavioral strategies to address life's challenges.
Our lives are the result of the generations that came before us and we have the power to impact the generations to come. Starting as a child, we can learn emotional regulation, life skills, and to process life's challenges throughout development.
As a child, teen, young adult, and family therapist I help patients learn emotional regulation, coping skills, cognitive strategies, and behavioral strategies to address life's challenges.
Our lives are the result of the generations that came before us and we have the power to impact the generations to come. Starting as a child, we can learn emotional regulation, life skills, and to process life's challenges throughout development.
(520) 436-2986 View (520) 436-2986
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Vanessa Egurrola
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85741
If your child or teen is struggling with their emotions, relationships, or behaviors, I can help. I can help your child or teen gain confidence, build self-esteem, change faulty thinking patterns, improve impulse control, and expand their emotional capacity. Children and teens face an incredible amount of stressors in their daily lives - school and social pressures, loneliness, cyber-bullying, the world of social media, substance use pressure, navigating relationships, learning to identify red flags, and trying to figure out what they stand for and how to be themselves in their world.
If your child or teen is struggling with their emotions, relationships, or behaviors, I can help. I can help your child or teen gain confidence, build self-esteem, change faulty thinking patterns, improve impulse control, and expand their emotional capacity. Children and teens face an incredible amount of stressors in their daily lives - school and social pressures, loneliness, cyber-bullying, the world of social media, substance use pressure, navigating relationships, learning to identify red flags, and trying to figure out what they stand for and how to be themselves in their world.
(520) 492-7997 View (520) 492-7997
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Olive Branch Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
You may be coming here as an adult looking for support to manage everything going on even though it looks like you have it all together from an outsider’s perspective. People tell you “you’re killing it” but you feel burnt out and lost. Maybe you’re a stressed out parent trying to help your child or teen manage their emotional well being and they will talk to anyone besides you as their parent. Perhaps, you’re at an earlier stage of parenting and are pregnant, in the adoption process or navigating postpartum, needing space to figure out what this new role means. You may have tried therapy before and had difficulty clicking with a therapist or have been looking for weeks, even months, to find someone who’s bio you connect with.
You may be coming here as an adult looking for support to manage everything going on even though it looks like you have it all together from an outsider’s perspective. People tell you “you’re killing it” but you feel burnt out and lost. Maybe you’re a stressed out parent trying to help your child or teen manage their emotional well being and they will talk to anyone besides you as their parent. Perhaps, you’re at an earlier stage of parenting and are pregnant, in the adoption process or navigating postpartum, needing space to figure out what this new role means. You may have tried therapy before and had difficulty clicking with a therapist or have been looking for weeks, even months, to find someone who’s bio you connect with.
(520) 317-7895 View (520) 317-7895
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Rachel Sommerfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC-S, ADHD-CP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
Waitlist for new clients
Life can get messy and overwhelming, even when we think we've got our shit together! You may be coming here as a parent feeling exhausted by how to help your child, wanting to find the right therapist for your child or teen that they connect with, or searching as an adult needing a space to process all the stressors of life. I am excited to help you get started with identifying your needs and working together to come up with goals that you feel motivated to tackle.
Life can get messy and overwhelming, even when we think we've got our shit together! You may be coming here as a parent feeling exhausted by how to help your child, wanting to find the right therapist for your child or teen that they connect with, or searching as an adult needing a space to process all the stressors of life. I am excited to help you get started with identifying your needs and working together to come up with goals that you feel motivated to tackle.
(520) 231-7386 View (520) 231-7386
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Nadene C Nappi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705
The mind can be a beautiful yet intricately tangled realm. It is my passion to help clients unravel their core thoughts and emotions impacting their day to day lives. Whether it is delving into the stressors of work and school, strengthening relationships with loved ones and peers, or simply finding one's strengths and goals for their own happiness. I also co-facilitate two therapy groups. Saturdays at 10am we host a teenage girls group and biweekly at 6pm a women's art therapy group, I also supervise a teen LGBTQ+ peer support group on Thursday at 6pm.
The mind can be a beautiful yet intricately tangled realm. It is my passion to help clients unravel their core thoughts and emotions impacting their day to day lives. Whether it is delving into the stressors of work and school, strengthening relationships with loved ones and peers, or simply finding one's strengths and goals for their own happiness. I also co-facilitate two therapy groups. Saturdays at 10am we host a teenage girls group and biweekly at 6pm a women's art therapy group, I also supervise a teen LGBTQ+ peer support group on Thursday at 6pm.
(520) 523-2507 View (520) 523-2507
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Jonathan Statt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MC, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85742
I have a passion for working with individuals, families, and couples on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction/substance abuse, life transitions, personal growth, school difficulties, relationship conflict and communication, parent-teen relationships, men's health, sexuality, grief, overcoming trauma/abuse, and spiritual conflicts.
For 15 years, I have successfully worked with people to gain insight and create positive patterns of behavior to repair broken relationships, heal from past abuse/trauma, overcome addiction of all kinds, break free from anxiety and depression, and achieve greater life satisfaction. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment for clients to feel understood and accepted. I often use stories from my life experiences as a youth pastor, Jr. High teacher, and married father of three. The most common positive comment I receive from clients is that they always leave having learned something new.
I have a passion for working with individuals, families, and couples on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction/substance abuse, life transitions, personal growth, school difficulties, relationship conflict and communication, parent-teen relationships, men's health, sexuality, grief, overcoming trauma/abuse, and spiritual conflicts.
For 15 years, I have successfully worked with people to gain insight and create positive patterns of behavior to repair broken relationships, heal from past abuse/trauma, overcome addiction of all kinds, break free from anxiety and depression, and achieve greater life satisfaction. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental environment for clients to feel understood and accepted. I often use stories from my life experiences as a youth pastor, Jr. High teacher, and married father of three. The most common positive comment I receive from clients is that they always leave having learned something new.
(520) 329-2201 x1 View (520) 329-2201 x1
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Betty J Wittels
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705
I specialize working with individual,child, adolescent, marriage, and family dynamics.
Being a psychotherapist for over 4 decades, I recognize the necessity to honor each client as an individual and to help that client to recognize and reveal true thoughts and feelings. Feeling sad, shy, frightened, furious, or any other emotion can be expressed and healed in the individual and within the family. Timing and destiny are vitally important to reveal and recognize, but even more valuable is to know that our reaction to life's events can transform our world. Whether in the mind, emotions, or spirit all things are possible.
I specialize working with individual,child, adolescent, marriage, and family dynamics.
Being a psychotherapist for over 4 decades, I recognize the necessity to honor each client as an individual and to help that client to recognize and reveal true thoughts and feelings. Feeling sad, shy, frightened, furious, or any other emotion can be expressed and healed in the individual and within the family. Timing and destiny are vitally important to reveal and recognize, but even more valuable is to know that our reaction to life's events can transform our world. Whether in the mind, emotions, or spirit all things are possible.
(520) 729-2223 View (520) 729-2223
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Crystal Waites
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
Maybe you're feeling tired or lost and are in need of a safe space to explore your latest challenges. Perhaps you are a parent who is fostering, adopting or struggling with your child's emotions and behaviors or your looking for your own support as an adult to navigate life. I offer a warm and down to earth approach to counseling and hold a nonjudgmental, empathic space to help you navigate whatever stressors you are facing. Whether you're a parent, teen or adult, I am here to offer compassion and hold space for you. I'm an LPC in AZ, NC, and VA and am excited to help you figure out your next steps!
Maybe you're feeling tired or lost and are in need of a safe space to explore your latest challenges. Perhaps you are a parent who is fostering, adopting or struggling with your child's emotions and behaviors or your looking for your own support as an adult to navigate life. I offer a warm and down to earth approach to counseling and hold a nonjudgmental, empathic space to help you navigate whatever stressors you are facing. Whether you're a parent, teen or adult, I am here to offer compassion and hold space for you. I'm an LPC in AZ, NC, and VA and am excited to help you figure out your next steps!
(520) 636-8418 View (520) 636-8418
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Vanessa De La Cruz
Counselor, MA , LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85711
For the past 5 years I have worked with populations of all ages, such as children, pre teen, teen and adults.
I am a graduate of the University of Arizona where I earned both my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. My number one goal as a therapist is to provide my clients with a safe space to heal. Since beginning my journey as a therapist I have specialized in helping individuals of all ages navigate their mental health needs. I am here to help by providing the necessary coping skills to aid clients in moving past obstacles that may be holding them back.
For the past 5 years I have worked with populations of all ages, such as children, pre teen, teen and adults.
I am a graduate of the University of Arizona where I earned both my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. My number one goal as a therapist is to provide my clients with a safe space to heal. Since beginning my journey as a therapist I have specialized in helping individuals of all ages navigate their mental health needs. I am here to help by providing the necessary coping skills to aid clients in moving past obstacles that may be holding them back.
(520) 214-1213 View (520) 214-1213
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Debra Urken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
Is your child or teen feeling stressed, anxious, and/or depressed? Does he/she need ways to cope with difficult thoughts, strong emotions, a life transition, and/or stressful social situations? Does he/she want to learn not only how to cope, but how to thrive? Or are you a young adult (18-25 years old) struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you need support as you work toward building a rich, meaningful life? Would you like help processing traumatic experiences? Expressive arts therapy and body-oriented therapy are especially useful when "words are not enough".
Is your child or teen feeling stressed, anxious, and/or depressed? Does he/she need ways to cope with difficult thoughts, strong emotions, a life transition, and/or stressful social situations? Does he/she want to learn not only how to cope, but how to thrive? Or are you a young adult (18-25 years old) struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you need support as you work toward building a rich, meaningful life? Would you like help processing traumatic experiences? Expressive arts therapy and body-oriented therapy are especially useful when "words are not enough".
(520) 447-1335 View (520) 447-1335
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Mary McGuire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85741
Has anxiety or depression changed the way you interact with others or the world around you? Do you need to process emotions, explore problematic thinking, learn practical coping strategies, communication skills, and healthy boundaries. Are you worried about your teen? Has life changed recently and you find yourself navigating a new life circumstance or relationship? Have you experienced a loss and feel like you need help through the grief process? People seek counseling for a variety of different reasons - whatever your facing, let's see if we can work it out together. My favorite populations to work with are women and teens.
Has anxiety or depression changed the way you interact with others or the world around you? Do you need to process emotions, explore problematic thinking, learn practical coping strategies, communication skills, and healthy boundaries. Are you worried about your teen? Has life changed recently and you find yourself navigating a new life circumstance or relationship? Have you experienced a loss and feel like you need help through the grief process? People seek counseling for a variety of different reasons - whatever your facing, let's see if we can work it out together. My favorite populations to work with are women and teens.
(520) 231-8426 View (520) 231-8426
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Evelyn Tovar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, M, S, W
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712
I am a Latina with a master’s degree from Arizona State University, licensed through the BBHE in Arizona. I am the owner/ founder of Perspectives Therapy located in Tucson. I started in this field 23 years ago & my areas of expertise are vast. I treat patients of all ages & empower the latino community by providing a safe place to heal emotionally & talk openly. I treat men, women of all ages and adolescent girls who are having difficulties with confidence, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, emotional control & communication issues. I am also certified through state of Arizona to provide Domestic Violence offender treatment.
I am a Latina with a master’s degree from Arizona State University, licensed through the BBHE in Arizona. I am the owner/ founder of Perspectives Therapy located in Tucson. I started in this field 23 years ago & my areas of expertise are vast. I treat patients of all ages & empower the latino community by providing a safe place to heal emotionally & talk openly. I treat men, women of all ages and adolescent girls who are having difficulties with confidence, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, emotional control & communication issues. I am also certified through state of Arizona to provide Domestic Violence offender treatment.
(520) 523-8091 View (520) 523-8091
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Lauren Marks
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85741
Are you ready to stop going around in circles & move forward towards emotional health & well-being? Maybe you need someone available on nights and weekends, I got you! Maybe anxiety or depression is limiting your growth potential. Perhaps your relationship is in distress. Or do you have a teen who needs to process emotions, learn to cope, or heal? Are you navigating the complexities of divorce, parenting or co-parenting? Are you feeling the weight of things you've never told anyone? Is faith your greatest resource or something that has wounded you? If you're ready to move forward, find solutions, and heal, I'm in...let's do this!
Are you ready to stop going around in circles & move forward towards emotional health & well-being? Maybe you need someone available on nights and weekends, I got you! Maybe anxiety or depression is limiting your growth potential. Perhaps your relationship is in distress. Or do you have a teen who needs to process emotions, learn to cope, or heal? Are you navigating the complexities of divorce, parenting or co-parenting? Are you feeling the weight of things you've never told anyone? Is faith your greatest resource or something that has wounded you? If you're ready to move forward, find solutions, and heal, I'm in...let's do this!
(520) 341-6534 View (520) 341-6534
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Kristen A Przewlocki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719
I have years of experience working with addictions, depression, and teen issues. I am passionate about recovery and helping those in need find their own recovery. I work to help individuals let go of the old messages that are mean and belittling to themselves, and help replace them with compassion and kindness. Because, it's when we feel good about ourselves that we are able to treat ourselves well. Battling mental health issues is hard and having someone you feel safe with to explore the deep, dark parts of your soul is where the healing begins.
I have years of experience working with addictions, depression, and teen issues. I am passionate about recovery and helping those in need find their own recovery. I work to help individuals let go of the old messages that are mean and belittling to themselves, and help replace them with compassion and kindness. Because, it's when we feel good about ourselves that we are able to treat ourselves well. Battling mental health issues is hard and having someone you feel safe with to explore the deep, dark parts of your soul is where the healing begins.
(520) 389-6494 View (520) 389-6494
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Margie Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, NCC-BC, CADCIII, LISAC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
Waitlist for new clients
It's hard to be happy when your life is out of balance: You feel down or sad. The activities you used to enjoy are no longer fun. You have no energy. Everything stresses you out. You feel like crying. You want to crawl into a hole and pull the hole in with you. Maybe you're hurt and angry over a relationship. Maybe you're a teenager whose parents don't understand you or you're the parent of a kid who's making dangerous choices. Maybe you're a young adult who has discovered that "adulting" is a lot harder than you thought.
It's hard to be happy when your life is out of balance: You feel down or sad. The activities you used to enjoy are no longer fun. You have no energy. Everything stresses you out. You feel like crying. You want to crawl into a hole and pull the hole in with you. Maybe you're hurt and angry over a relationship. Maybe you're a teenager whose parents don't understand you or you're the parent of a kid who's making dangerous choices. Maybe you're a young adult who has discovered that "adulting" is a lot harder than you thought.
(520) 955-5111 View (520) 955-5111
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Jerimya Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
Fox works with Children & Adults using Evidenced Based Behavior Counseling for Depression, Anxiety, Marriage/Relationship Family Therapy and Parenting Issues Child and Adolescent Issues Peer Pressure Counseling for Medical Issues (BP, Diabetes, ED).
Dr. Jerimya Fox is a Doctor of Behavioral Health, meaning his focus is on helping you identify and change behaviors that are causing problems in your life. He is focused on providing evidenced based brief-behavioral treatment. He is an expert on brief- behavioral treatment for ADHD. Once you identify the root of the problem, and stop just treating symptoms, you will achieve control over the choices in your life. Once you have achieved that control, these choices will create healthy changes and outcomes.
Fox works with Children & Adults using Evidenced Based Behavior Counseling for Depression, Anxiety, Marriage/Relationship Family Therapy and Parenting Issues Child and Adolescent Issues Peer Pressure Counseling for Medical Issues (BP, Diabetes, ED).
Dr. Jerimya Fox is a Doctor of Behavioral Health, meaning his focus is on helping you identify and change behaviors that are causing problems in your life. He is focused on providing evidenced based brief-behavioral treatment. He is an expert on brief- behavioral treatment for ADHD. Once you identify the root of the problem, and stop just treating symptoms, you will achieve control over the choices in your life. Once you have achieved that control, these choices will create healthy changes and outcomes.
(520) 447-4953 View (520) 447-4953
Susan Santa Cruz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719
I believe change is difficult for most people. We often get stuck in certain patterns of behavior and find it difficult to move forward and heal. Every individual has the ability to change within themselves and it is my role to help guide people along the path of change. It is my goal as a Psychologist to help people capitalize on their strengths and teach them new ways of thinking, behaving, and coping with certain issues. I believe every child, teenager, adult, and family unit are unique and require an special/individualized approach to help them achieve their full potential.
I believe change is difficult for most people. We often get stuck in certain patterns of behavior and find it difficult to move forward and heal. Every individual has the ability to change within themselves and it is my role to help guide people along the path of change. It is my goal as a Psychologist to help people capitalize on their strengths and teach them new ways of thinking, behaving, and coping with certain issues. I believe every child, teenager, adult, and family unit are unique and require an special/individualized approach to help them achieve their full potential.
(520) 433-4474 View (520) 433-4474
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Tamara Zoch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Dr. Tamara Zoch is a licensed psychologist in Arizona and Texas. She currently only provides neuropsychological assessment services (no therapy / counseling). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP). Dr. Zoch’s passion and specialty lie in pediatric psychology, evaluating children and adolescents with suspected neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder).
Dr. Tamara Zoch is a licensed psychologist in Arizona and Texas. She currently only provides neuropsychological assessment services (no therapy / counseling). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP). Dr. Zoch’s passion and specialty lie in pediatric psychology, evaluating children and adolescents with suspected neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder).
(520) 253-7257 View (520) 253-7257
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Joel Ackley
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85718
Are you concerned for your child being angry, sad or anxious? Has your teen been isolating, depressed or stressed out? Perhaps you are having conflict with your spouse/partner or your relationship is on the brink? Are you overwhelmed with due to a loss in your life? If you are feeling stuck, we can help. You are not alone. We provide a listening ear to your story, sound counsel and a place for you to improve, cope, grow and thrive in the here and now. Our therapy is private, compassionate, supportive, & professional. Check out our website for more information.
Are you concerned for your child being angry, sad or anxious? Has your teen been isolating, depressed or stressed out? Perhaps you are having conflict with your spouse/partner or your relationship is on the brink? Are you overwhelmed with due to a loss in your life? If you are feeling stuck, we can help. You are not alone. We provide a listening ear to your story, sound counsel and a place for you to improve, cope, grow and thrive in the here and now. Our therapy is private, compassionate, supportive, & professional. Check out our website for more information.
(520) 441-3102 View (520) 441-3102
Zamora Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85745
Am I the right therapist for You? While you are here researching the best therapist for you, please consider the following five benefits of my practice: 1. Counseling for a wide range of issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting, Relationships. 2. Individual, Couples, and Teen/Adolescent Therapy. 3. 14 Years Experience in Tucson, AZ. 4. Bilingual: I am fluent in English and Spanish 5. Convenient Location: My practice is just minutes from I-10/Downtown Tucson.
Am I the right therapist for You? While you are here researching the best therapist for you, please consider the following five benefits of my practice: 1. Counseling for a wide range of issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting, Relationships. 2. Individual, Couples, and Teen/Adolescent Therapy. 3. 14 Years Experience in Tucson, AZ. 4. Bilingual: I am fluent in English and Spanish 5. Convenient Location: My practice is just minutes from I-10/Downtown Tucson.
(520) 366-8089 View (520) 366-8089
Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.