Teen Therapists in Chula Vista, CA

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New Horizon Counseling Center Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPCC, LCSW, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Here at New Horizon Counseling Center, we offer individual, couples, family and teen group therapy. Our therapists have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences.
(619) 378-4228
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Dr Gonzales Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Doctor of Social Work in California with over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings. I have both personal and professional experience dealing with military life stressors and am especially passionate about working with adolescents and young adults experiencing difficult life transitions, learning to navigate complex relationships, and establishing their own personal identities. I have experience treating individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, oppositional behavior and trauma and enjoy supporting individuals navigate the transition between teen and young adult.
(619) 489-6806
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Chula Vista, CA 91915
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Rachael Fitz @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you concerned about your child or teen ? I have worked with children in the mental health field for several years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I utilize a person-centered approach when working with children in order to meet them developmentally where they are at. I am passionate about working with youth and their parents to help families thrive. I have several areas of clinical interest including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and reactions to traumatic stress.
(619) 632-5824
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Chula Vista, CA 91914
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Amy Lew
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Have you been looking for someone who understands that your culture is a key component to your healing? Has depression, anxiety, relational issues, or traumatic stress been hindering you from being present and engaged in life? If you are looking for someone to support you and/or your loved ones in finding ways to reengage life and relationships, I can help. If you are a teen or college student looking for help in readjusting to school, sustaining friendships, or in handling the stress of the pandemic, I can be a support for you. Are you a parent seeking out support in this particularly isolating time? I am here for you as well.
(619) 432-4768
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Chula Vista, CA 91915
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Harriet Esquivel @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you noticing changes in your child or teen ? Are they battling with anxiety or depression? If so, I am here to support you and your family. I aim to help children and teens to overcome obstacles and support them in their journey towards personal growth. Art is a bridge that can help people communicate when words have failed. It can be a reflection of whom they are and whom they strive to be. I look forward to meeting you and assist you in reaching your goals. I am trained in Art Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Mindfulness.
(619) 314-6013
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Chula Vista, CA 91914
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Momilana Aikens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Those changes can be difficult to navigate, not only for the tween or teen , but also for the parents.
Hi There! Thanks for visiting my profile. I don't need to tell you that I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist because I am sure you have already read that in the heading of my profile. What that heading doesn't say is that I am a wife and a mom and I completely understand the rewards and challenges we face daily in both those roles. While I do work with various populations, it is my role as a wife and a mom that have lead me to specialize in working with children and families in various capacities. .
(619) 432-6651
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Rafael M. Reyes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dr. Reyes has years of experience in the field of psychology and has had extensive training in the treatment of child and adolescent issues. His practice currently focuses on helping children and families overcome issues related to behavior problems, depression, anxiety and anger. He also sees adults for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Dr. Reyes has practiced in San Diego for the past ten years and is also affiliated with Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. He speaks fluent Spanish and can provide all services in both English and Spanish.
(858) 376-7963
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Vanessa Villasenor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Currently accepting new clients at A Place of Growth. Welcome, my name is Vanessa Villasenor and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who has experience providing child, teen and adult therapy in San Diego. The first goal will be to create a safe and comfortable counseling environment to and it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members as well as their family members.
(858) 519-8002
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Michelle Van Aken
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with making sense of a past trauma or current painful experience or event? Are you the parent of an adolescent or child who has experienced trauma? Do you have anxiety or depression symptoms? Would you like a safe place to process your feelings and to learn to recover from painful life events or support to help your family or child/children overcome stress, anxiety, trauma? Is there a phase of life you need help navigating or a burden that is difficult to carry?
(619) 536-1534
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Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Ward Learning Solutions
Licensed Educational Psychologist, EdD, ABSNP, NCSP
Verified
Verified
Renate Ward specializes in the identification, assessment, and diagnosis of Learning Disabilities, Autism, ADHD, and other child/ adolescent disabilities including social-emotional and behavioral factors that impact how children learn.
Is your child struggling in school with learning or behavior? Are you concerned they may have a learning disability, emotional disability, or neurological disorder such as ADHD or Autism? Are you an adult in college or a career where you have/suspect a learning disability impacting your performance? Dr. Ward's goal is to assist parents in being the best advocate for their children by providing knowledge, guidance, and confidence that they are doing everything possible to maximize their child’s learning potential. Dr. Ward also specializes in DHH assessments with 13 years of teaching and 10 years of assessing this population in ASL.
(619) 975-3273
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Chula Vista, CA 91909
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Verenice Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello/Hola! My name is Verenice Rivera. i am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with children, teen , adults, and families utilizing an integrative approach, tailoring my session based on the needs of mu clients. I work with strengths based approaches to address emotional and mental health needs.
(951) 904-3373
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Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Christy Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You feel overwhelmed by your anxiety at times; sometimes even to the point of having a panic attack. It can come out of nowhere and you don’t understand what brought it on or how to make yourself feel better. You feel helpless. Sometimes you can’t stop the tears from streaming down your face. You feel like no one cares about you or understands what you’re going through. There’s this unspoken pressure to just “get over it" and "move on" because "it's in the past." You say to yourself, “why can’t I just feel better already? What’s wrong with me?”
(619) 637-3822
Chula Vista, CA 91914
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Radomir Avila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Radomir is a therapist for San Diego based mental healthcare provider Fusion Care Group. Fusion Care Group is changing the way people think about and receive mental health service and support. We offer a welcoming and accepting environment where you can feel calm and comfortable while in our care. Our relaxed, modern atmosphere and our amazing, highly trained Psychologists, Psychiatrists and therapists are here for you. Our hope is to provide a place to help our clients achieve their life goals, explore life-circumstances, move through difficult life transitions.
(619) 941-0585
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Chula Vista, CA 91914
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Karina Valdez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a vision of people being embraced and receiving the guidance of truth. Truth can be perceived as a relative concept evaded by so many and held in the eye of the beholder. But after working as a clinician and social worker for over 20 years and through my international travels, I have had the honor to witness the power of Truth in a transformative nature. Wisdom is not far by telling us that the Truth shall set you free. Truth baring requires courage, and courage requires vulnerability. I want to invite you to take the wildest journey you can imagine. A journey into yourself with open arms to embrace who you were meant to be.
(619) 374-0189
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Eunice M. Jeremiah
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life can be challenging, especially if we do not have the right skill set to deal with the issues life throws at us. My goal is to meet you where you are at and walk alongside you, while providing you with the safe space and support you need to work through your specific need. My clinical experience includes helping individuals learn to manage and overcome fear and anxiety, cope with bereavement, learn healthy emotional regulation strategies, resolve relationship problems, and more. I use prepare and enrich to help couples work through different issues in their relationship, and EMDR to help individuals process trauma.
(619) 775-2905
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Chantal Marie Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP, IFS 1
Verified
Verified
Are you tired of feeling alone while caring for others in your life? Are you ready to increase feelings of connections with those around you, and increase feeling connected to yourself? Many of the people that I work with are use to taking care of other people while pushing down their own feelings and challenging experiences. Many of the people I work with struggle to share their own challenge, often reporting feeling like a "burden" or that they "have to be the strong one." The people that I work with often have had to be stronger than they should have had to be. Having a space to talk about and focus on you is what I provide.
(619) 345-6954
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Chula Vista, CA 91915
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Maegan K A Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing narrative therapy. My primary focus is to be respectful to each person I meet with, and to help each person discover and remember the abilities they have which can help them move through life despite the obstacles which sometimes get in the way. I am passionate about standing alongside the people I collaborate with against the problems that show up in their lives, sometimes these problems are systemic and oppressive, and require activism and courageous determination. I am happy to meet with individuals, couples, and families.
(619) 486-9710
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Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Paula Zamudio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My work ethic and devotion to mental health enables me to provide a nurturing environment for clients to self-explore. My goal is to do excellent work and demonstrate great sensitivity in working with culturally diverse clients, as well as, with a broad range of mental health populations. My therapeutic experience includes individuals, couples, families, children, and groups. My pursuit of personal and vocational goals always has at its center, an appreciation for family, community, clients, and colleagues.
(619) 324-3821
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Elvira Martin Del Campo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm dedicated to enhancing your emotional health and want to offer you a safe and warm environment to talk about your pain, anger, sadness, depression or confusion. I feel that my strengths as a therapist is my ability to be present in whatever is happening in your life right now , non- judgmentally. I've been a therapist for 25 years, my experience is in working with multiple mental health issues, LGBT and substance abuse. I'm confident by providing this safe environment I will be able to support your emotional needs and personal growth.
(619) 627-0440
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Brian Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Something troubling you in your relationships? Are you feeling something is missing and want a better sense of fulfillment in your life? I can help! My hope would be to partner with you to help you feel happier and be healthier. My belief is that we can learn and develop more effective interpersonal tools in ways we show love and feel love in our important relationships as well as to ourselves. You can learn to make your relationships more cooperative, build back trust, you can get rid of self-defeating patterns! I have been a licensed counselor for 34 years working with individuals, couples and families in multiple settings.
(619) 404-6185
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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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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.