Therapists for Teens in Los Angeles, CA

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Thomas Beechel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
Find the keys to having a lasting relationship. Become a more engaged and compassionate listener. Effectively communicate and negotiate for what you want and need. Couples and individuals have been coming to me for over 35 years to overcome childhood abuse, family alcoholism, and inadequate parenting. Together we resolve marital distress, adolescent behavior problems, job stress, inappropriate anger, depression and anxiety. I have a direct, highly interactive approach that quickly gets to the heart of the matter. Call me. Let's discuss how we, together, can get you back on track to a happier balanced life.
Find the keys to having a lasting relationship. Become a more engaged and compassionate listener. Effectively communicate and negotiate for what you want and need. Couples and individuals have been coming to me for over 35 years to overcome childhood abuse, family alcoholism, and inadequate parenting. Together we resolve marital distress, adolescent behavior problems, job stress, inappropriate anger, depression and anxiety. I have a direct, highly interactive approach that quickly gets to the heart of the matter. Call me. Let's discuss how we, together, can get you back on track to a happier balanced life.
(951) 643-3911 View (951) 643-3911
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Fredrick Edo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Currently in training to become a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst.
The nature of my work as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist is to strive for a safe and trusting environment during the time that is shared. Together we build the relationship as patient and clinician aim to maintain a valuable and private space for us to discuss any challenging issues they are experiencing, decreasing limits and without judgment. My orientation of choice is psychodynamic. I mainly focus from the psychoanalytic relational space.
Currently in training to become a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst.
The nature of my work as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist is to strive for a safe and trusting environment during the time that is shared. Together we build the relationship as patient and clinician aim to maintain a valuable and private space for us to discuss any challenging issues they are experiencing, decreasing limits and without judgment. My orientation of choice is psychodynamic. I mainly focus from the psychoanalytic relational space.
(424) 543-3077 View (424) 543-3077
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Laura Beann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
Know a teen that needs support? Reach out to me for a referral.
I approach psychotherapy from a whole-person perspective and I believe therapy, along with other practices, can help us awaken to a life of meaning. In therapy I will help you identify the source of your longing to be whole, and together, we will move closer to that source, so you become re-sourced. Together we will explore your innate natural cycles and help you align to your own rhythm, so that you might meet depletion with rest and energy with creativity.
Know a teen that needs support? Reach out to me for a referral.
I approach psychotherapy from a whole-person perspective and I believe therapy, along with other practices, can help us awaken to a life of meaning. In therapy I will help you identify the source of your longing to be whole, and together, we will move closer to that source, so you become re-sourced. Together we will explore your innate natural cycles and help you align to your own rhythm, so that you might meet depletion with rest and energy with creativity.
(424) 799-1686 View (424) 799-1686
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Veronica Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 98809
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90019  (Online Only)
Whether you are a parent, teen, or adult, it takes courage and vulnerability to take a look inside yourself and make changes.
I am a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and young children and their parents. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them understand the root of their symptoms and suffering so they can move forward in building the life and relationships they envision for themselves. Incorporating mindfulness and acceptance, I work to help individuals change relationships with painful thoughts and difficult emotions so they can fully engage in what is meaningful to them.
Whether you are a parent, teen, or adult, it takes courage and vulnerability to take a look inside yourself and make changes.
I am a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and young children and their parents. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them understand the root of their symptoms and suffering so they can move forward in building the life and relationships they envision for themselves. Incorporating mindfulness and acceptance, I work to help individuals change relationships with painful thoughts and difficult emotions so they can fully engage in what is meaningful to them.
(213) 267-6024 View (213) 267-6024
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Dr. Sari Kosdon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90035  (Online Only)
I hold a speciality in adolescent medicine and incorporate a variety of clinical approaches including relational, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment-focused techniques.
Hello! As a psychologist, I offer individual therapy and educational assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I come from a trauma informed care background and utilize a transparent and holistic strengths-based approach to foster hope, resiliency, and growth. I find it extremely important to tailor each session to the client, to meet them where they are at, and empower clients as experts in their own journey. I find my work with children, adolescents, and young adults incredibly rewarding and it brings me joy to support them as they navigate various challenges in their formative years.
I hold a speciality in adolescent medicine and incorporate a variety of clinical approaches including relational, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment-focused techniques.
Hello! As a psychologist, I offer individual therapy and educational assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I come from a trauma informed care background and utilize a transparent and holistic strengths-based approach to foster hope, resiliency, and growth. I find it extremely important to tailor each session to the client, to meet them where they are at, and empower clients as experts in their own journey. I find my work with children, adolescents, and young adults incredibly rewarding and it brings me joy to support them as they navigate various challenges in their formative years.
(310) 361-1281 View (310) 361-1281
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Lyndsay Mclaren Therapy- lyndsaymclarentherapy.com
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Are you an adult, young adult, or teen struggling with low self-worth, anxiety, indecisiveness, or just feeling disconnected from the things that you used to find meaningful? Furthermore, are you longing for support from others but aren’t really sure what you need or how to even ask for it? If any of these things resonate with you, I’d like to help. Life can feel overwhelming at times, especially when you are faced with challenges and pressure in multiple areas of life. Whether these challenges are with work, school, home, family, relationships, or how to cope more effectively; we will create a space for hope, insight, and relief.
Are you an adult, young adult, or teen struggling with low self-worth, anxiety, indecisiveness, or just feeling disconnected from the things that you used to find meaningful? Furthermore, are you longing for support from others but aren’t really sure what you need or how to even ask for it? If any of these things resonate with you, I’d like to help. Life can feel overwhelming at times, especially when you are faced with challenges and pressure in multiple areas of life. Whether these challenges are with work, school, home, family, relationships, or how to cope more effectively; we will create a space for hope, insight, and relief.
(424) 373-7411 View (424) 373-7411
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Mia Weiler
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, APCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Are you struggling with overwhelming emotions? Have you experienced loss, trauma, or other challenges? I am here for you, to help you overcome the emotional pain of past experiences. As a teen, I myself personally experienced the devastating losses of multiple loved ones. Through my own heartbreak, emotional pain, and grief, I was even more inspired to comfort and sit with others during their most challenging times. Funny thing is: I knew I wanted to become a psychotherapist before I even know what a therapist was! I feel so lucky today to counsel clients with such diverse and different stories, backgrounds, and experiences.
Are you struggling with overwhelming emotions? Have you experienced loss, trauma, or other challenges? I am here for you, to help you overcome the emotional pain of past experiences. As a teen, I myself personally experienced the devastating losses of multiple loved ones. Through my own heartbreak, emotional pain, and grief, I was even more inspired to comfort and sit with others during their most challenging times. Funny thing is: I knew I wanted to become a psychotherapist before I even know what a therapist was! I feel so lucky today to counsel clients with such diverse and different stories, backgrounds, and experiences.
(310) 691-1163 View (310) 691-1163
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ClearMind Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I am a licensed psychologist and my focus has centered around toddler and teen diagnosis and intervention, parent counseling/skills training, and family group psychotherapy. I utilize my background and training in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment-based approaches to therapy, but also appreciate when cognitive and behavioral approaches are needed. Utilizing my skills in psychodiagnostic testing and therapy, I provide individualized treatment and support to children and their families. (Virtual therapy (age 12+), parent training, and testing/evaluations are available. Currently, no availability for in-person therapy cases.)
I am a licensed psychologist and my focus has centered around toddler and teen diagnosis and intervention, parent counseling/skills training, and family group psychotherapy. I utilize my background and training in psychodynamic, relational, and attachment-based approaches to therapy, but also appreciate when cognitive and behavioral approaches are needed. Utilizing my skills in psychodiagnostic testing and therapy, I provide individualized treatment and support to children and their families. (Virtual therapy (age 12+), parent training, and testing/evaluations are available. Currently, no availability for in-person therapy cases.)
(310) 944-7478 View (310) 944-7478
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Mescal Wasilewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90067  (Online Only)
I am fully licensed in both California and New York. I’ve worked in the field of addiction and mental health for over 20 years, helping to treat clients with a range of diagnosis and difficulties. Much of my work has been with those suffering from addiction and various mental health issues, as well as extensive work with adolescent clients.
I am fully licensed in both California and New York. I’ve worked in the field of addiction and mental health for over 20 years, helping to treat clients with a range of diagnosis and difficulties. Much of my work has been with those suffering from addiction and various mental health issues, as well as extensive work with adolescent clients.
(844) 271-7282 View (844) 271-7282
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Rebecca Briggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Life is complicated and presents so many daily challenges. Maybe you’re grappling with things that leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or stressed. Our emotions and experiences can be powerful and sometimes pull us in directions that seem to take us away from where we want to be. Perhaps it seems like you’re in a cycle of just trying to survive. Maybe you’re a teen battling insecurity while striving for independence and individuality. Or a parent who feels lost in how to help their child deal with strong emotions. Let’s shift the focus to help you do more of what nourishes you and your relationships and less of what drains them.
Life is complicated and presents so many daily challenges. Maybe you’re grappling with things that leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or stressed. Our emotions and experiences can be powerful and sometimes pull us in directions that seem to take us away from where we want to be. Perhaps it seems like you’re in a cycle of just trying to survive. Maybe you’re a teen battling insecurity while striving for independence and individuality. Or a parent who feels lost in how to help their child deal with strong emotions. Let’s shift the focus to help you do more of what nourishes you and your relationships and less of what drains them.
(512) 399-8007 View (512) 399-8007
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Anthony Chambers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90044  (Online Only)
I have a strong expertise in working with older adolescent, college aged, and adult populations.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 12 years of experience treating children, adolescents, young adults and families. My approach to therapy centers on my desire to help clients discover, learn, grow and heal. In order to facilitate meaningful change, I use various evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy. I believe that clients are resourceful and possess a unique set of strengths that will aid them in the therapeutic process.
I have a strong expertise in working with older adolescent, college aged, and adult populations.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 12 years of experience treating children, adolescents, young adults and families. My approach to therapy centers on my desire to help clients discover, learn, grow and heal. In order to facilitate meaningful change, I use various evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy. I believe that clients are resourceful and possess a unique set of strengths that will aid them in the therapeutic process.
(213) 306-5625 View (213) 306-5625
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Douglas Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I help kids, grownups, and everyone in between find their own True Voice, so they can live the lives they deserve. Maybe your child is misbehaving at school, or your teenager is sullen and distanced, or you're in love and know you'd like to stay with this person, if you could only change a few things that really scare you. Or maybe there's an aggressive part of you that your parents didn't know how to handle, or a hurt and vulnerable side that you've always felt too ashamed to feel.
I help kids, grownups, and everyone in between find their own True Voice, so they can live the lives they deserve. Maybe your child is misbehaving at school, or your teenager is sullen and distanced, or you're in love and know you'd like to stay with this person, if you could only change a few things that really scare you. Or maybe there's an aggressive part of you that your parents didn't know how to handle, or a hurt and vulnerable side that you've always felt too ashamed to feel.
(818) 293-5708 View (818) 293-5708
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Cassidy Manning
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I love working with teens and pre-teens. If you have tried everything you can think of to help your teen and they are still struggling, it’s not your fault. It doesn't mean defeat when you ask for help, it means you are smart and you know your child deserves better. Being a teenager is hard. There’s so much pressure from parents, coaches, friends, romantic interests, teachers, and an enormous amount of pressure they put on themselves. They want someone to talk to as they figure out who they are and who they want to be. It can be difficult to be vulnerable and friends often have well-meaning, but misguided advice.
I love working with teens and pre-teens. If you have tried everything you can think of to help your teen and they are still struggling, it’s not your fault. It doesn't mean defeat when you ask for help, it means you are smart and you know your child deserves better. Being a teenager is hard. There’s so much pressure from parents, coaches, friends, romantic interests, teachers, and an enormous amount of pressure they put on themselves. They want someone to talk to as they figure out who they are and who they want to be. It can be difficult to be vulnerable and friends often have well-meaning, but misguided advice.
(424) 622-6661 View (424) 622-6661
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Christine Perry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Hello! My name is Christine Perry, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe treatment should be as unique as each individual, therefor my approach is very client/person centered and strength based. This gives us the opportunity to utilize your needs to create a space in which you can heal and grow. I have experience working with young children, adolescent, adults, families, and caregivers with a variety of concerns ranging from stage of life to severe impairment of daily life.
Hello! My name is Christine Perry, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe treatment should be as unique as each individual, therefor my approach is very client/person centered and strength based. This gives us the opportunity to utilize your needs to create a space in which you can heal and grow. I have experience working with young children, adolescent, adults, families, and caregivers with a variety of concerns ranging from stage of life to severe impairment of daily life.
(323) 529-0506 View (323) 529-0506
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Dr. Cristal Lopez
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Welcome! I'm Dr. Cristal Lopez, a licensed psychologist dedicated to guiding you, your child, or family towards healing and well-being. With a background in child and adolescent psychology, I've trained at top US children's hospitals, including Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Welcome! I'm Dr. Cristal Lopez, a licensed psychologist dedicated to guiding you, your child, or family towards healing and well-being. With a background in child and adolescent psychology, I've trained at top US children's hospitals, including Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
(818) 423-5426 View (818) 423-5426
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The Maple Counseling Center
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Children, adolescent and family therapy including parent consultations, parenting support group, preschool mental health, and school-based services.
The mission of The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is to provide low cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for associates and trainees who are working towards licensure in the mental health field. Since our founding, we have become The Maple Counseling Center, and have expanded programs to people of all ages living in all areas of Los Angeles County. Today, with the help of associates, trainees, psychological assistants, and older adult peer counselors, services are provided at our headquarters clinic, at local schools, and
Children, adolescent and family therapy including parent consultations, parenting support group, preschool mental health, and school-based services.
The mission of The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is to provide low cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for associates and trainees who are working towards licensure in the mental health field. Since our founding, we have become The Maple Counseling Center, and have expanded programs to people of all ages living in all areas of Los Angeles County. Today, with the help of associates, trainees, psychological assistants, and older adult peer counselors, services are provided at our headquarters clinic, at local schools, and
(424) 358-3417 View (424) 358-3417
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Step with Teen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years of clinical experience, & also a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor. I provide parenting groups for parents of teens. STEP/Teen helps parents build close family relationships by helping parents deal with everyday problems such as moods, schoolwork, meals, & confronts today's more complex issues as substance use, sex, bullying, gangs, & depression. 8 sessions address issues •Understanding Yourself & Your Teen •Changing Your Response to Your Teen •Communicating Respect & Encouragement •Encouraging Cooperation and Solving Problems •Using Consequences to Build Responsibility.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years of clinical experience, & also a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor. I provide parenting groups for parents of teens. STEP/Teen helps parents build close family relationships by helping parents deal with everyday problems such as moods, schoolwork, meals, & confronts today's more complex issues as substance use, sex, bullying, gangs, & depression. 8 sessions address issues •Understanding Yourself & Your Teen •Changing Your Response to Your Teen •Communicating Respect & Encouragement •Encouraging Cooperation and Solving Problems •Using Consequences to Build Responsibility.
(424) 577-5399 View (424) 577-5399
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Dave S. Wallace
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MSIO, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I support men, adolescent boys, and women with careers – groups I feel are commonly misunderstood by therapists.
Whether under pressure to perform, hiding feelings of unworthiness, beating yourself up over past failures, ruminating on hurts, or internally conflicted, I can help you find the direction and peace you need to be successful. Together, we will reconcile your past and find meaningful growth to replace fears about the future. I can help you connect to those you love. I can help you find the courage to change and become more present through psychological safety, curiosity, intelligence, excellence, and honest, nonjudgemental feedback.
I support men, adolescent boys, and women with careers – groups I feel are commonly misunderstood by therapists.
Whether under pressure to perform, hiding feelings of unworthiness, beating yourself up over past failures, ruminating on hurts, or internally conflicted, I can help you find the direction and peace you need to be successful. Together, we will reconcile your past and find meaningful growth to replace fears about the future. I can help you connect to those you love. I can help you find the courage to change and become more present through psychological safety, curiosity, intelligence, excellence, and honest, nonjudgemental feedback.
(424) 356-0098 View (424) 356-0098
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Hannah Jane Elins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Reaching out to find a therapist for your child may be an overwhelming experience. It means that your child may need some extra support, and that your efforts to find them that support are based in love and maybe some frustration. Perhaps you’ve noticed some concerning changes in your young child’s demeanor, a lack of confidence or increased temper tantrums. Maybe you've observed your teenager slipping into depression or anxiety as they merge into young adulthood. I’m here to support you and your family.
Reaching out to find a therapist for your child may be an overwhelming experience. It means that your child may need some extra support, and that your efforts to find them that support are based in love and maybe some frustration. Perhaps you’ve noticed some concerning changes in your young child’s demeanor, a lack of confidence or increased temper tantrums. Maybe you've observed your teenager slipping into depression or anxiety as they merge into young adulthood. I’m here to support you and your family.
(323) 615-2913 View (323) 615-2913
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Frederick Stampler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
I have over 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist helping people who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, health concerns, relationship problems, and the stress of everyday life. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Whether you are an adolescent grappling with issues of identity and independence, a young adult struggling to establish yourself in work and relationships, or a mature adult coping with the turns of life, I will use my training and experience as a clinical psychologist to assist you in reaching your goals and developing a greater sense of mastery and well being.
I have over 40 years of experience as a clinical psychologist helping people who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, health concerns, relationship problems, and the stress of everyday life. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Whether you are an adolescent grappling with issues of identity and independence, a young adult struggling to establish yourself in work and relationships, or a mature adult coping with the turns of life, I will use my training and experience as a clinical psychologist to assist you in reaching your goals and developing a greater sense of mastery and well being.
(310) 736-2739 View (310) 736-2739

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.