Therapists for Teens in Sacramento, CA

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Christina Villanueva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Many times while on our journey through life we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help you process difficulties that you might be facing and help you focus on what matters most to you. I treat many issues and areas of concern such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, separation, loss, self-esteem, codependency, anger, co-parenting, childhood trauma, teen issues and concerns, sexuality, and marital concerns. Availability: Monday - Wednesday early evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
Many times while on our journey through life we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help you process difficulties that you might be facing and help you focus on what matters most to you. I treat many issues and areas of concern such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, separation, loss, self-esteem, codependency, anger, co-parenting, childhood trauma, teen issues and concerns, sexuality, and marital concerns. Availability: Monday - Wednesday early evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
(916) 621-5507 View (916) 621-5507
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Maria Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95864  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience with adult and adolescent clients and their families dealing with eating disorders, anxiety, stress management, self hatred, trauma, life transitions, depression, addictions, and identity issues.
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or out of control? I offer effective and compassionate psychotherapy services to adults and couples. I specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. You'll find me to be a compassionate listener, working with you to help you achieve the changes you would like to see in your life. Together we will identify and develop your strengths and interests so you can achieve your goals. I offer a safe place for you to talk about your fears and worries, body image and self-esteem struggles, relationship challenges, career and life transitions.
I have extensive experience with adult and adolescent clients and their families dealing with eating disorders, anxiety, stress management, self hatred, trauma, life transitions, depression, addictions, and identity issues.
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or out of control? I offer effective and compassionate psychotherapy services to adults and couples. I specialize in treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. You'll find me to be a compassionate listener, working with you to help you achieve the changes you would like to see in your life. Together we will identify and develop your strengths and interests so you can achieve your goals. I offer a safe place for you to talk about your fears and worries, body image and self-esteem struggles, relationship challenges, career and life transitions.
(925) 259-3365 View (925) 259-3365
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Haley Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841
If you are a child/teen, tell a parent you're ready to start therapy.
You are worried about your child. They have started to show signs of anxiety or depression which is starting to make you concerned. You try to lighten the mood when you can, but it is getting harder everyday. You never know what might make them upset and feel completely lost on what to do. You feel bad about the tension in the home and hate arguing with them, but sometimes its's the only thing you can do to get them to listen. You feel worried about what they may be thinking or doing like self-harm or suicidal thoughts and that terrifies you.
If you are a child/teen, tell a parent you're ready to start therapy.
You are worried about your child. They have started to show signs of anxiety or depression which is starting to make you concerned. You try to lighten the mood when you can, but it is getting harder everyday. You never know what might make them upset and feel completely lost on what to do. You feel bad about the tension in the home and hate arguing with them, but sometimes its's the only thing you can do to get them to listen. You feel worried about what they may be thinking or doing like self-harm or suicidal thoughts and that terrifies you.
(916) 516-1499 View (916) 516-1499
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Brieana Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
I offer therapy for children, teens, adults, couples, families, individuals, and parents-child/teen.
Hello! My theoretical orientation draws from integrative and humanistic-existential psychology, meaning I believe in providing well rounded care that emphasizes the inherent value of being human. With my education in Catholic theology, I seek to provide quality care that empowers my clients to develop the confidence to manage their mental health and gain greater fulfillment in their lives by integrating their mental health and Catholic faith. Whether this means addressing childhood trauma or current and brief stressors, my goal is to assist a client in cultivating a greater self-understanding and acceptance of who they are in God.
I offer therapy for children, teens, adults, couples, families, individuals, and parents-child/teen.
Hello! My theoretical orientation draws from integrative and humanistic-existential psychology, meaning I believe in providing well rounded care that emphasizes the inherent value of being human. With my education in Catholic theology, I seek to provide quality care that empowers my clients to develop the confidence to manage their mental health and gain greater fulfillment in their lives by integrating their mental health and Catholic faith. Whether this means addressing childhood trauma or current and brief stressors, my goal is to assist a client in cultivating a greater self-understanding and acceptance of who they are in God.
(279) 888-9693 View (279) 888-9693
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Avery DiMario (Norsby)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
Do you feel controlled by your mind and unable to reach your full potential due to past trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, etc? Do you have a teenager struggling to navigate the challenges of adolescents such as, self-esteem, social media, social/academic pressures, future planning, anxiety or depression? Do you and your spouse feel stuck; although desperate for reconnection, peace and a path forward? I want to help! I partner with my clients to process trauma, unpack patterns of thinking and behavior, promote self-awareness and achieve balance in their daily lives and relationships.
Do you feel controlled by your mind and unable to reach your full potential due to past trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, etc? Do you have a teenager struggling to navigate the challenges of adolescents such as, self-esteem, social media, social/academic pressures, future planning, anxiety or depression? Do you and your spouse feel stuck; although desperate for reconnection, peace and a path forward? I want to help! I partner with my clients to process trauma, unpack patterns of thinking and behavior, promote self-awareness and achieve balance in their daily lives and relationships.
(279) 400-1690 View (279) 400-1690
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Kristin (Laurenty) Eskro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95826
Not accepting new clients
Being an adult, parent, or a teen has its own challenges which can have impact on your mental health. You may have been thinking to reach out to a therapist to understand current struggles and how to navigate through life stressors. You may be struggling in regards to an upsetting personal event that occurred, family/peer/intimate relationship struggles, or communication barriers that have been impacting your personal life. I work to provide my clients with an individualized approach as every clients story is unique. I support clients by providing comfort, compassion, and empowerment to be able to move forward in their life.
Being an adult, parent, or a teen has its own challenges which can have impact on your mental health. You may have been thinking to reach out to a therapist to understand current struggles and how to navigate through life stressors. You may be struggling in regards to an upsetting personal event that occurred, family/peer/intimate relationship struggles, or communication barriers that have been impacting your personal life. I work to provide my clients with an individualized approach as every clients story is unique. I support clients by providing comfort, compassion, and empowerment to be able to move forward in their life.
(916) 623-1148 View (916) 623-1148
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I Do Services, LLC
MA, MS, PPS, Author
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95828
Our Workshops include: *** Teen Anger Management & Addiction.
I Do Services is a Woman Minority Owned, Small Business providing Trauma-informed care to our community a Behavior Change specialist, Author & Chaplain. I actively work as a School Psychologist in a local school district. I serve Veterans, 1st Responders, Law Enforcers, & their families that experience trauma and suffer from PTSD through Psycho-educational Workshops. During this Health Pandemic, economic despair, racial disparities, & educational variances, we have experienced negative influences which have exacerbated any & all social emotional functioning systems of communication & interpersonal relationships.
Our Workshops include: *** Teen Anger Management & Addiction.
I Do Services is a Woman Minority Owned, Small Business providing Trauma-informed care to our community a Behavior Change specialist, Author & Chaplain. I actively work as a School Psychologist in a local school district. I serve Veterans, 1st Responders, Law Enforcers, & their families that experience trauma and suffer from PTSD through Psycho-educational Workshops. During this Health Pandemic, economic despair, racial disparities, & educational variances, we have experienced negative influences which have exacerbated any & all social emotional functioning systems of communication & interpersonal relationships.
(916) 252-1236 View (916) 252-1236
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Katie Houston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95817
Waitlist for new clients
As an adolescent therapist, my goal is to help my clients identify their own growth opportunities, values, and needs. Living a life with purpose and connection to self can be challenging and fulfilling. I encourage my clients to learn tools, language, and thinking that will help them navigate their lives in a meaningful way. I have experience in working with children and adolescents who face challenges with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, sexuality, identity, executive functioning, relationships, and life transitions. Let's be honest, being a teenager is difficult at times. It can make a difference to have someone to talk to.
As an adolescent therapist, my goal is to help my clients identify their own growth opportunities, values, and needs. Living a life with purpose and connection to self can be challenging and fulfilling. I encourage my clients to learn tools, language, and thinking that will help them navigate their lives in a meaningful way. I have experience in working with children and adolescents who face challenges with anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, sexuality, identity, executive functioning, relationships, and life transitions. Let's be honest, being a teenager is difficult at times. It can make a difference to have someone to talk to.
(916) 526-3843 View (916) 526-3843
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Ivy Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Whether you're a teen, young adult, working professional, or are retired, it's never too late to compassionately embrace who you are.
Do you worry that you're "too sensitive," too easily overwhelmed, or that you need to "toughen up"? You often feel like there's something wrong with you that needs to be fixed. You may be struggling to come to terms with past wounds or traumas and then get angry and irritated with yourself for not "getting over it" already. You wonder why other people are able to brush things off so easily, but you still feel depressed, anxious, and stuck. Dealing with all these feelings means you're not your best self at work, in school, or with your loved ones, which really bothers you because you care so much about not letting anyone down.
Whether you're a teen, young adult, working professional, or are retired, it's never too late to compassionately embrace who you are.
Do you worry that you're "too sensitive," too easily overwhelmed, or that you need to "toughen up"? You often feel like there's something wrong with you that needs to be fixed. You may be struggling to come to terms with past wounds or traumas and then get angry and irritated with yourself for not "getting over it" already. You wonder why other people are able to brush things off so easily, but you still feel depressed, anxious, and stuck. Dealing with all these feelings means you're not your best self at work, in school, or with your loved ones, which really bothers you because you care so much about not letting anyone down.
(916) 436-7484 View (916) 436-7484
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Tiffany Wetzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Not accepting new clients
My specialties include trauma and PTSD, adolescent and teen issues, including parenting teens, and domestic violence and sexual assault.
Creating therapeutic trust and emotional safety are two of my greatest strengths as a therapist. I will work with you to create an environment in which you can discover your own truth and authentic self, and increase your capacity to make healthy life choices and find fulfilling relationships. I work to help my clients better understand the motivations for their actions and decisions in their lives.
My specialties include trauma and PTSD, adolescent and teen issues, including parenting teens, and domestic violence and sexual assault.
Creating therapeutic trust and emotional safety are two of my greatest strengths as a therapist. I will work with you to create an environment in which you can discover your own truth and authentic self, and increase your capacity to make healthy life choices and find fulfilling relationships. I work to help my clients better understand the motivations for their actions and decisions in their lives.
(916) 378-5041 View (916) 378-5041
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Alisa A Pfanner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Experienced in adjustment phase of life events, conflictual relationships, divorce, grief/loss, anxiety/depression, communication problems, & teen issues.
Therapy is a journey, and my role is to help guide and encourage individuals, couples, and families to work through their challenges and bring calmness and joy into their lives through insight and resolution. A supportive direct communication style is used to allow clients to explore, discover and heal themselves.
Experienced in adjustment phase of life events, conflictual relationships, divorce, grief/loss, anxiety/depression, communication problems, & teen issues.
Therapy is a journey, and my role is to help guide and encourage individuals, couples, and families to work through their challenges and bring calmness and joy into their lives through insight and resolution. A supportive direct communication style is used to allow clients to explore, discover and heal themselves.
(916) 534-5855 View (916) 534-5855
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Courtney Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
Not accepting new clients
I work with both adolescent and adult individual clients, couples and families utilizing an integration of complimentary approaches.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or paralyzed by anxiety? Perhaps you're experiencing increasing levels of stress and are beginning to doubt your ability to make decisions or figure out what to do next? Sometimes life circumstances, and our human brains, can lead us to a place where we simply want to “give up”. I can help you regain your footing, perspective and focus by providing you with effective coping strategies that will help you get back on track and support you in establishing sustainable long term self-care.
I work with both adolescent and adult individual clients, couples and families utilizing an integration of complimentary approaches.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or paralyzed by anxiety? Perhaps you're experiencing increasing levels of stress and are beginning to doubt your ability to make decisions or figure out what to do next? Sometimes life circumstances, and our human brains, can lead us to a place where we simply want to “give up”. I can help you regain your footing, perspective and focus by providing you with effective coping strategies that will help you get back on track and support you in establishing sustainable long term self-care.
(916) 943-4852 View (916) 943-4852
Recovery Happens Adolescent Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
Our Adolescent Program at Recovery Happens exists to help families navigate difficult seasons. Balancing life, school and work, relationships, time management- it can be exhausting to feel like you are running on empty with little chance to recharge. Our program offers individual, family, and group therapy (IOP) sessions for adolescents. This can include music, games, art activities, movement- there are times when you just need to throw things at a dart board, paint some song lyrics, or brainstorm a self-care plan for finals week.
Our Adolescent Program at Recovery Happens exists to help families navigate difficult seasons. Balancing life, school and work, relationships, time management- it can be exhausting to feel like you are running on empty with little chance to recharge. Our program offers individual, family, and group therapy (IOP) sessions for adolescents. This can include music, games, art activities, movement- there are times when you just need to throw things at a dart board, paint some song lyrics, or brainstorm a self-care plan for finals week.
(916) 252-4232 View (916) 252-4232
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Messina Basta
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Some of my favorite clinical acomplishments include reconnecting partners after a diagnosis of psychosis and supporting a transgender teen in coming out to his parents.
I’m comfortable working with clients across the lifespan, but I work best with those who have historically felt misunderstood and unheard, and even those that are distrustful of the therapy process. With that in mind, my goal is to make each client feel special and empowered during and after their time with me. I enjoy talking about “hard things” or even “taboo” things, and encourage my clients to use their time with me in whatever way they need. I don’t believe that progress is linear and I am interested in meeting my client where they are with their goals even if the starting point is simply making an appointment and showing up.
Some of my favorite clinical acomplishments include reconnecting partners after a diagnosis of psychosis and supporting a transgender teen in coming out to his parents.
I’m comfortable working with clients across the lifespan, but I work best with those who have historically felt misunderstood and unheard, and even those that are distrustful of the therapy process. With that in mind, my goal is to make each client feel special and empowered during and after their time with me. I enjoy talking about “hard things” or even “taboo” things, and encourage my clients to use their time with me in whatever way they need. I don’t believe that progress is linear and I am interested in meeting my client where they are with their goals even if the starting point is simply making an appointment and showing up.
(530) 212-7735 View (530) 212-7735
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Aires Adalim
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Are you a teen or young adult feeling stuck in life or lost after college? Do you want to build friendships, but don't know where to start, or wish you had a community to share your interests with? Whether you're facing challenges with relationships, career choices, or the uncertainties of post-grad life, I've got your back. My natural optimism and genuine love for connecting with people will help you discover the untapped possibilities in every situation. I can be the person you trust with the fragmented and uncertain parts of yourself, helping you weave together a coherent narrative of healing, self-discovery, and growth.
Are you a teen or young adult feeling stuck in life or lost after college? Do you want to build friendships, but don't know where to start, or wish you had a community to share your interests with? Whether you're facing challenges with relationships, career choices, or the uncertainties of post-grad life, I've got your back. My natural optimism and genuine love for connecting with people will help you discover the untapped possibilities in every situation. I can be the person you trust with the fragmented and uncertain parts of yourself, helping you weave together a coherent narrative of healing, self-discovery, and growth.
(530) 451-0899 View (530) 451-0899
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Sue Goetz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
Now accepting new referrals (as of 07/01/2024) for Teens, Adults, & EMDR (a trauma therapy technique). Parents: Are you worried about your teenager? Do they seem stressed, anxious, or depressed? Or Are they just driving you crazy?!? Adults: Are you living the life you want to live? Or Is stress, anxiety, or grief getting in the way? Are you, “in your head” a lot, ruminating about your relationships? work or school? the future? I’d like to help. I’m an experienced, licensed psychotherapist whose been in full-time private practice with teens, adults, and families for over 12 years.
Now accepting new referrals (as of 07/01/2024) for Teens, Adults, & EMDR (a trauma therapy technique). Parents: Are you worried about your teenager? Do they seem stressed, anxious, or depressed? Or Are they just driving you crazy?!? Adults: Are you living the life you want to live? Or Is stress, anxiety, or grief getting in the way? Are you, “in your head” a lot, ruminating about your relationships? work or school? the future? I’d like to help. I’m an experienced, licensed psychotherapist whose been in full-time private practice with teens, adults, and families for over 12 years.
(916) 252-5765 View (916) 252-5765
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Dawn DiRaimondo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Feeling connected and comfortable with your therapist is an essential part of treatment and healing. Using a relational approach, I try to create an environment that helps people work on deeply personal and challenging issues. My particular areas of interest and experience include grief and loss, relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent and parenting issues, and identity/sexuality issues. I recently published my first book on sibling loss, "Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death." (Available on Amazon)
Feeling connected and comfortable with your therapist is an essential part of treatment and healing. Using a relational approach, I try to create an environment that helps people work on deeply personal and challenging issues. My particular areas of interest and experience include grief and loss, relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent and parenting issues, and identity/sexuality issues. I recently published my first book on sibling loss, "Surviving Sibling Loss: The Invisible Thread that Connects Us Through Life and Death." (Available on Amazon)
(916) 674-2957 View (916) 674-2957
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Edythe Swidler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
During these stressful times, many of us are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and/or sadness. Are you worried about your child or teen, concerned about your marriage or struggling with family relationships? Do you need new tools to help you feel more confident in parenting your adopted or special needs child/teen? Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is looking for a supportive therapist who understands your unique strengths and challenges. I created American River Family Counseling because I believe that we all deserve happy, healthy and connected relationships.
During these stressful times, many of us are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and/or sadness. Are you worried about your child or teen, concerned about your marriage or struggling with family relationships? Do you need new tools to help you feel more confident in parenting your adopted or special needs child/teen? Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is looking for a supportive therapist who understands your unique strengths and challenges. I created American River Family Counseling because I believe that we all deserve happy, healthy and connected relationships.
(916) 304-8410 View (916) 304-8410
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Jenna Bell (Registered Associate #13251)
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
Hello, and welcome to my page. Are you having a difficult time in your relationships or at work? Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Is the teen or young adult in your life struggling and in need of support? Are you feeling overwhelmed with family or just with everything on your mind? Are you struggling with illness, trauma, or crisis? I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, couples, families, parent/child relationships, coping with illness, relationship challenges, and pre and postpartum difficulties. I also see children, teens, and adults individually.
Hello, and welcome to my page. Are you having a difficult time in your relationships or at work? Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Is the teen or young adult in your life struggling and in need of support? Are you feeling overwhelmed with family or just with everything on your mind? Are you struggling with illness, trauma, or crisis? I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, couples, families, parent/child relationships, coping with illness, relationship challenges, and pre and postpartum difficulties. I also see children, teens, and adults individually.
(916) 249-7237 View (916) 249-7237
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Kamal Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95843  (Online Only)
Hello, I specialize in working with the following: Teen/Young Adult Issues- I help teens/young adults learn valuable skills that help them make sense of their thoughts, feelings, and values; this helps them be better equipped and empowered to make better decisions in their relationships, school, and work. Counseling with me can help teens and young adults build their confidence, bounce back from setbacks, focus on their goals, manage stress, and have healthy relationships.
Hello, I specialize in working with the following: Teen/Young Adult Issues- I help teens/young adults learn valuable skills that help them make sense of their thoughts, feelings, and values; this helps them be better equipped and empowered to make better decisions in their relationships, school, and work. Counseling with me can help teens and young adults build their confidence, bounce back from setbacks, focus on their goals, manage stress, and have healthy relationships.
(510) 674-0481 View (510) 674-0481
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.