Teen Therapists in Lafayette, CA

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Erica Fawn Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
I provide Teen Therapy, Family Therapy, or Individual Therapy for Teens and families struggling with Anxiety and/or depression.
Parenting can be the hardest job in the world and I am here to help. Do you have a difficult teenager ? Is your child having trouble in High School? Has your family experienced divorce, remarriage, or difficulties with co-parenting? These types of issues have become very common and it is normal to need some help coping with them. I have many years experience working with children and their families and as a parent I can relate to the difficulties that arise each day. The decision to start therapy can be difficult because you may feel that you have already tried everything or you wonder if this will really help.
(925) 281-3551
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Sarene Russum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH TEEN GIRLS AND ADULT WOMEN. I am a warm and compassionate therapist. I work with clients to promote understanding and awareness to be able to move beyond obstacles and find a level of acceptance and healing. It takes courage to come to therapy, to feel difficult feelings, to talk about them and to figure out how to cope with them. Therapy is a process, change/healing take time and commitment. I feel passionate about helping people know themselves and feel worthy. I continue to be in awe of people's bravery in the therapeutic process and feel privileged to be a witness.
(925) 357-9631
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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TheraThrive Counseling & Assessment
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
All services are online via secure video call! If you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, high sensitivity, loneliness or relationship problems, or if your child or teen struggles with excessive worry, moodiness or sadness, you don't need to manage alone. We are a group of authentic and interactive therapists who are strengths-based in our approach. Let us help you (or your child, teen , family member) gain insight and understanding, learn emotional regulation, improve your relationships, alleviate stress and anxiety, improve satisfaction at work/school, and experience well-being, exuberance for life, and empowerment. www.TheraThrive.com
(925) 350-8130
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Johanna Helen Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Adolescent -Parent struggles, Recovery, Separation and Divorce.
New Beginnings! New Awakenings! New Perspectives and Growth! These are just a few of the benefits of therapy you will gain. I pride myself on developing compassionate, non-judgmental therapeutic relationships with the couples and families and individuals I serve. Some unique things about me: I worked internationally as a therapist in both Hong Kong and Switzerland over the course of 6 years. I gained a significant amount of cultural competency through this amazing experience. Further, I have expertise in the field of Addiction and Recovery. Additionally, I value the competency I demonstrate with High Conflict Couples and Divorce.
(925) 403-4653
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Charlene Bianchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Extensive training treating depression, anxiety, PTSD & other general adolescent , women's & men's issues.
Are you dealing with high stress, grief, loss, trauma? Have you been experiencing anxiety, trouble sleeping, feeling depressed or overwhelmed? Would you like to gain control over the fear, anxiety, stress, or trauma? Would you like to develop strong coping skills to empower yourself & build confidence & self-esteem? Depression and PTSD don't always look the way described in media. If something feels off, you just don't feel like yourself, your mood has changed, energy is low, or you feel hopeless please reach out for a free consultation. We can create a customized treatment plan to address your specific areas of concern.
(925) 403-4780
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Lydia Wang Koerner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am an empathetic neurodiversity-affirming therapist. Many neurodivergent people feel misunderstood and overwhelmed. Studies have shown that mental health conditions like anxiety and depression have a higher prevalence among neurodivergent people. I work to make you feel understood and supported. Whether you are coping with challenges that affect your school, work, or relationships, or whether you are supporting a child or teen who faces developmental, behavioral, or emotional challenges, I am here for you. 文化背景匹配的心理疗师,同理移民家庭青少年成长,陪伴你走过疗愈探索之路,着眼强项为本和优质沟通, 倡导温和接纳与良性改变, 共融东西文化中英文咨询, 特别支持神经多样性人群 (自闭症谱系,ADHD, 资优和学习差异生,以及高敏感人士).
(925) 684-6926 x3
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Katie Byram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you a teen or young adult working through depression, anxiety or trauma? Are you a college student wanting to manage school-related stress and develop independence and life skills? Katie is passionate about helping adolescents and young adults develop healthy emotional-regulation strategies. Katie creates a warm, nonjudgemental safe-space where her clients feel comfortable expressing themselves. She is experienced working with clients who are struggling with self-harm behaviors. Katie meets clients where they are at with understanding, compassion, and respect in order to support the growth and healing process.
(925) 248-4693
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Krystal J Alderete
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in child and adolescent development with over 15 years of experience working with children, teens and families. I have extensive training in child development and have been employed in outpatient and inpatient facilities, have served as the lead mental health clinician in multidisciplinary teams working with children struggling with feeding issues, and have run social skills groups in addition to providing individual and family treatment. I have a substantial amount of experience with teens suffering from anxiety and depression.
(415) 969-6011
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Allison Gans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with children, teens and adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a Crisis Counselor at a high school in Lafayette. I work individually to find better ways to cope with the presenting problem at hand. Perhaps your child or teen is having difficulties in school, making friends and/or struggling to get along with family members or peers. I can help with these issues. I help my clients explore ways to make healthier life choices. I collaborate with parents and teachers to help them set up a more successful experience for the child or teen .
(510) 730-2965
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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Stephen Sperber
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialization include but are not limited to: improving problem solving and communication, couples/marriage counseling, premarital counseling, parenting/step-parenting, adolescent issues, anxiety/depression, divorce recovery and addiction/codependency.
We can all use help dealing with life's challenges. I have more than thirty years of experience helping adolescents, adults, couples and families through tough times. My goal is to help you deal with problems, become more aware of your feelings, face sensitive issues and achieve personal growth. Our work together will enable you to develop the strengths and skills that allow you to deal effectively with life's challenges. Clients have reported that I am a good listener and create a warm and friendly environment in which they feel supported in the pursuit of solutions to their problems. I use a variety of theoretical approaches,
(925) 403-4147
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Deidre Doyle
PhD, LEP, NCSP, PPSC
Verified
Verified
If your child, teen , or young adult is struggling academically, emotionally, or socially, I am here to help. As an Educational Psychologist with years of experience, I am uniquely qualified to evaluate your child's learning style and create a plan that helps them succeed in school. I specialize in the intervention and assessment of individuals with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional Disorders. An evaluation can uncover the causes of your child's difficulties with learning, behavior, or social functioning. The focus is on attention, memory, reasoning, and emotional functioning. Results provide parents with diagnoses and intervention recommendations.
(925) 406-3894
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Brooke Rawdin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When your child, teenager , or family is struggling or even suffering, finding a therapist who is authentic, engaged, and a direct communicator is vital. As a clinician who is experienced addressing mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in both individual and group therapy settings, I strive to offer deep listening and effective strategies that lead to significant changes and greater well-being.
(925) 660-7971
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The Lucas Rubino Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
We know when you call us that you, your family or child/ teen are experiencing difficult emotional times. We at The Lucas Rubino Center are here to help you & support you through these times. We want to make sure you receive the therapy you need in a caring environment & at an affordable price. Dr Rubino started the Rubino Center, 18 yrs ago, so people could be treated as people not as a number. We are all dedicated therapists & we look forward to helping you & working with you. We also encourage your comments & any questions you may have about your therapy.
(925) 526-4724
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Lafayette, CA 94549
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bay area child counseling Parisa Rahimian, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
By offering a 30 minutes free consultation I want to help you find out if your child/ teen /family can benefit from therapy.
It is heartbreaking to see your child struggle and not know how to help them. Most parents who call me have tried every tool they have to help their children with little or no result. you might feel alone in your experience, feel guilt and shame for not being able to help your child or even for losing your own temper if you have an intense high need child. Perhaps your child is struggling in school, and you are dreading the next phone call to address the latest issues, or feel exhausted trying to go through the daily function without meltdowns, or worrying about your teen ’s emotional state, lack of communication,or defiant behavior
(925) 403-4375
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Jamie Edwards
MS, LEP
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Is your child, teen , or young adult struggling with emotional issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, mood disorder, ADHD, grief, neurodiversity, etc.) and/or school/educational issues (e.g. learning differences, poor academic performance, behavior issues, school avoidance, etc.)? I specialize in providing counseling/therapy and evaluations to youth experiencing learning, social or emotional difficulties. I partner with families in developing goals so your child can succeed and develop a positive self-concept.
(925) 291-5293
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Dr. Shoshana Taubman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! Has life presented your child, teen , or family with a particularly difficult challenge? Life's more difficult challenges can interfere with important personal and family goals. I can help your child or family prevent these obstacles, by turning life's challenges into invaluable opportunities to acquire important life skills and resources. I'm Dr. Shoshana Taubman, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For more than 15 years I've specialized in helping children, teens, and families, just like you and yours, navigate challenges such as AD/HD, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, and school, peer, and family stressors.
(925) 667-3672
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Karen Chow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep your family together, your relationships, job demands and daily responsibilities? Are your children struggling with peer relationships and/or school functioning? Reaching out to get support takes courage. This is an unimaginable time. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety and depression or feeling isolated, you deserve to take care of your mental health and emotional well being. Your adolescent or teen can benefit from getting support with a trusted ally who will listen and help improve functioning.
(925) 306-1483
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Alexa Boffoli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your teen , your family or you yourself are struggling. The struggle could be overall life changes, an increase in conflict/parenting issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, or an eating disorder. Through individual, parent and/or family counseling we will deepen emotional awareness, create coping skills to handle stressors, build connection and generate hope for you and your families future.
(925) 369-5484
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Karlene Alves
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reaching out for support from a therapist can be a vulnerable experience, whether you are an adult, parent, or need support for your child/ teen , I welcome you to reach out and I can collaborate with you to help clarify and define your goals for treatment.
In my practice of helping others strive for mental wellness, I believe in taking a holistic approach. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression and life transitions. I also work with parents in ways to effectively support their children and manage their own mental well-being throughout the parenting journey. In addition I have previously served hundreds of parents and their children in speciality areas such as teen anxiety, teen DBT, and pre-adolescence emotional regulation skill building. I also have specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.
(925) 248-3421
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Arwin Cotas-Girard, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent therapy and comprehensive psychological assessment services for all ages. I also specialize in the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder, particularly for girls and women. I am trained in Therapeutic Assessments and consider my evaluations to be brief therapeutic interventions that may allow healing and change to occur through the process of self-discovery and reworking of narratives. I work collaboratively with my clients, their caregivers, and other important people and systems in their lives to gain a comprehensive understanding of their needs.
(925) 212-4757
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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.