Therapists for Teens in San Diego, CA

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Merav Segall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I meet the child, adolescent and family where they are and help to build skills and bring joy to their relationships.
Do you and your child struggle to get through the day? Are you frustrated with your child's behavior and just do not know how to get him to listen? Are you and your teenager on different pages and just cannot connect? Has your child experienced a trauma, death or divorce? My approach to helping you and your child is warm and collaborative. I focus on developing a relationship; seeing your child, understanding him and providing space for her to explore and express. My goal in working with families is to bring joy into parenting.
I meet the child, adolescent and family where they are and help to build skills and bring joy to their relationships.
Do you and your child struggle to get through the day? Are you frustrated with your child's behavior and just do not know how to get him to listen? Are you and your teenager on different pages and just cannot connect? Has your child experienced a trauma, death or divorce? My approach to helping you and your child is warm and collaborative. I focus on developing a relationship; seeing your child, understanding him and providing space for her to explore and express. My goal in working with families is to bring joy into parenting.
(619) 340-1019 View (619) 340-1019
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Alfred D Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
I learned a great deal about varied adolescent experiences.
First, I strive to create a safe environment where the client feels heard, understood and supported. The compasionate use of 'unconditional positive regard' guides my work. This is a well proven healing factor in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my clients grow strongest by finding their own path through their unique inner landscape.
I learned a great deal about varied adolescent experiences.
First, I strive to create a safe environment where the client feels heard, understood and supported. The compasionate use of 'unconditional positive regard' guides my work. This is a well proven healing factor in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my clients grow strongest by finding their own path through their unique inner landscape.
(619) 648-4120 View (619) 648-4120
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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Pacific MFT Network is a group of highly skilled, diverse, and well-trained therapists. Our mission is to empower you to live the life you want. We do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to participation. Additional benefits to working with us include a unique concierge billing service and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekdays, weekends, day and evening appointments are available). We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages.
Our wide variety of specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions, LGBTQIA+, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and clinicians who are trained in EMDR, CBT, IFS, ERP, ACT, and Brain Spotting.
Pacific MFT Network is a group of highly skilled, diverse, and well-trained therapists. Our mission is to empower you to live the life you want. We do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to participation. Additional benefits to working with us include a unique concierge billing service and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekdays, weekends, day and evening appointments are available). We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages.
(619) 815-3180 View (619) 815-3180
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Sierra Family Therapy Center San Diego
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
At Sierra Family Therapy, we offer a wide range of treatment to provide deep healing and recovery. We offer Individual, Family, Couples, and Child/Adolescent treatment. We work with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, dealing with grief, loss, loneliness, interpersonal relationships, trauma work using EMDR/Brainspotting, resolving sexual difficulties, healing childhood wounds, eating disorders, learning effective communication and anger release, overcoming money and power struggles, exploring purpose and meaning in life, and freeing creativity, spontaneity and joy.
At Sierra Family Therapy, we offer a wide range of treatment to provide deep healing and recovery. We offer Individual, Family, Couples, and Child/Adolescent treatment. We work with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, dealing with grief, loss, loneliness, interpersonal relationships, trauma work using EMDR/Brainspotting, resolving sexual difficulties, healing childhood wounds, eating disorders, learning effective communication and anger release, overcoming money and power struggles, exploring purpose and meaning in life, and freeing creativity, spontaneity and joy.
(619) 329-9107 View (619) 329-9107
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Georgina Ramirez, MFT (Bilingual)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, English, Spanish
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
"Feeling tired, confused, stressed out, and don't know why? Are you worried about your relationships and your level of satisfaction in life?" Georgina is a professional, caring, and practical BILINGUAL & BI-CULTURAL (Eng/Spanish) THERAPIST WITH 20+ YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. LICENSED AS A MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST AND EFFECTIVELY WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES. CONFIDENTIAL. Georgina specializes in Relationship Issues (premarital, marital problems, affairs, financial stress, divorce); Trauma Recovery (post traumatic stress, victims of crime, grief, death, dying); Teen Issues (op-positional/defiant, peer pressure); Women's Issues (loving too much, dependency, co-dependency); Anxiety or Fears, Career Development, and Depression.
"Feeling tired, confused, stressed out, and don't know why? Are you worried about your relationships and your level of satisfaction in life?" Georgina is a professional, caring, and practical BILINGUAL & BI-CULTURAL (Eng/Spanish) THERAPIST WITH 20+ YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. LICENSED AS A MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST AND EFFECTIVELY WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES. CONFIDENTIAL. Georgina specializes in Relationship Issues (premarital, marital problems, affairs, financial stress, divorce); Trauma Recovery (post traumatic stress, victims of crime, grief, death, dying); Teen Issues (op-positional/defiant, peer pressure); Women's Issues (loving too much, dependency, co-dependency); Anxiety or Fears, Career Development, and Depression.
(858) 779-4953 View (858) 779-4953
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Carolyn Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130  (Online Only)
Parenting can be tough. You wonder if your child will ever grow out of their excessive worries, meltdowns, or tantrums, and you become exhausted and feel guilty for being frustrated with them. The nightly battle with homework and reports from school are wearing you down. The power struggle with your spirited toddler or your strong willed adolescent may leave you overwhelmed and wondering what you can do differently. Communicating and feeling unified with your partner or caregiver may be difficult or your styles may be different, creating a state of uncertainty or chaos in the home.
Parenting can be tough. You wonder if your child will ever grow out of their excessive worries, meltdowns, or tantrums, and you become exhausted and feel guilty for being frustrated with them. The nightly battle with homework and reports from school are wearing you down. The power struggle with your spirited toddler or your strong willed adolescent may leave you overwhelmed and wondering what you can do differently. Communicating and feeling unified with your partner or caregiver may be difficult or your styles may be different, creating a state of uncertainty or chaos in the home.
(747) 233-4407 View (747) 233-4407
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Melissa Pinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Maybe you have a child who has many worries or is prone to negative thinking? Maybe you or your child is feeling overwhelmed with emotion not knowing how to control the rage? Or maybe your teen is having difficulty connecting socially with others and forming meaningful relationships? Having a child with social and emotional challenges can be distressing for family members. Therapy can help build skills of resiliency and improve emotional awareness. I am passionate about working with parents, children, teens, and families with anxiety, depression, ASD, and ADHD.
Maybe you have a child who has many worries or is prone to negative thinking? Maybe you or your child is feeling overwhelmed with emotion not knowing how to control the rage? Or maybe your teen is having difficulty connecting socially with others and forming meaningful relationships? Having a child with social and emotional challenges can be distressing for family members. Therapy can help build skills of resiliency and improve emotional awareness. I am passionate about working with parents, children, teens, and families with anxiety, depression, ASD, and ADHD.
(858) 633-6190 View (858) 633-6190
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Blooming Behavior Services
Michelle Felix, MEd , BCBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
If your child or adolescent has difficulty attending to a task this could affect their social skills, learning new topics, and/or adaptive skills.
Was your child recently diagnosed with Autism, at risk for Autism, intellectual, developmental, neurological disability, and/or has comorbidity diagnosis? Do they have difficulty completing daily life skills, in school, or making friends? If so we would love to help you and your family by creating tailored treatment goals that have lasting change.
If your child or adolescent has difficulty attending to a task this could affect their social skills, learning new topics, and/or adaptive skills.
Was your child recently diagnosed with Autism, at risk for Autism, intellectual, developmental, neurological disability, and/or has comorbidity diagnosis? Do they have difficulty completing daily life skills, in school, or making friends? If so we would love to help you and your family by creating tailored treatment goals that have lasting change.
(858) 244-9320 View (858) 244-9320
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Nicole Guzman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92117
We will work with you and or your child/teen step-by-step to address your goals and truly believe that practice makes perfect.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
We will work with you and or your child/teen step-by-step to address your goals and truly believe that practice makes perfect.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from UCLA. I also hold a master’s and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and have over 20 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a variety of other presenting issues. For the past several years, I have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology.
(619) 383-1066 View (619) 383-1066
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Janel Bituin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Janel Bituin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with individuals, families, children, and adolescents of diverse, multi-cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Janel takes a client centered approach and utilizes various methods of therapy that allows them to feel safe and heard in session while helping them to manage life's many stressors. Janel has experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, ADD/ADHD, child/adolescent issues, and other mood related disorders in both telehealth and outpatient settings.
Janel Bituin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with individuals, families, children, and adolescents of diverse, multi-cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Janel takes a client centered approach and utilizes various methods of therapy that allows them to feel safe and heard in session while helping them to manage life's many stressors. Janel has experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, ADD/ADHD, child/adolescent issues, and other mood related disorders in both telehealth and outpatient settings.
(858) 758-8429 View (858) 758-8429
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HealthPro Pediatrics
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
Barnett will work with the child or adolescent individually while incorporating the family into the treatment as part of the therapeutic team.
Now offering both diagnostic and therapy services to children and adolescents, HealthPRO Pediatrics has added mental health to its list of therapeutic offerings. Specializing in the neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, behavioral concerns and parent training, the team at HealthPRO can help provide support to families in need. Kathie Sweeten, Psy.D., BCBA-D is a licensed clinical psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level with over 30 years of experience in the field of childhood mental health.
Barnett will work with the child or adolescent individually while incorporating the family into the treatment as part of the therapeutic team.
Now offering both diagnostic and therapy services to children and adolescents, HealthPRO Pediatrics has added mental health to its list of therapeutic offerings. Specializing in the neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, behavioral concerns and parent training, the team at HealthPRO can help provide support to families in need. Kathie Sweeten, Psy.D., BCBA-D is a licensed clinical psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level with over 30 years of experience in the field of childhood mental health.
(858) 758-9563 View (858) 758-9563
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Rafael M. Reyes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
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.
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 View (858) 376-7963
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Aileen Tran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
My expertise lies in child and teen therapy, however, I'm also here to provide compassionate counseling for adults navigating life's complexities.
My expertise lies in child and teen therapy, however, I'm also here to provide compassionate counseling for adults navigating life's complexities.
(619) 492-4943 View (619) 492-4943
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Nicole T. Isbell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA, surrounded by the beauty of nature, which gave me a holistic view of health and a love for the outdoors. My journey initially led me to pursue a career in acting, but a transformative experience working with a Nutritionist and CBT Therapist ignited my passion for psychology. I completed my Bachelor's at NYU with a focus on Psychology, Narrative Writing, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health studies. Now, as a Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and foster meaningful connections.
I grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA, surrounded by the beauty of nature, which gave me a holistic view of health and a love for the outdoors. My journey initially led me to pursue a career in acting, but a transformative experience working with a Nutritionist and CBT Therapist ignited my passion for psychology. I completed my Bachelor's at NYU with a focus on Psychology, Narrative Writing, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health studies. Now, as a Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and foster meaningful connections.
(619) 598-0871 View (619) 598-0871
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Debra L Jedeikin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA , LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
I am currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology in order to stay current with latest research.
Debra Jedeikin is a psychotherapist with 24 years of experience across two continents.HELPING FAMILIES HEAL: My goal is to heal families through respectful and compassionate communication. My "Changing Family" program helps children adjust in cases of divorce,blended families and bereavement. I specialize in treating children of all ages. INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: I work collaboratively with you to remove emotional obstacles, make peace with yourself and enrich your Life in every way! Your time is now ! COUPLES: I work with couples to develop conflict resolution skills, respectful communication, physical / emotional intimacy. My goal for you is connection, love and laughter.
I am currently enrolled in a Doctoral Program in Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychology in order to stay current with latest research.
Debra Jedeikin is a psychotherapist with 24 years of experience across two continents.HELPING FAMILIES HEAL: My goal is to heal families through respectful and compassionate communication. My "Changing Family" program helps children adjust in cases of divorce,blended families and bereavement. I specialize in treating children of all ages. INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: I work collaboratively with you to remove emotional obstacles, make peace with yourself and enrich your Life in every way! Your time is now ! COUPLES: I work with couples to develop conflict resolution skills, respectful communication, physical / emotional intimacy. My goal for you is connection, love and laughter.
(858) 367-0900 View (858) 367-0900
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Dr. Tara Shuman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92131
Parenting, especially for a preadolescent or adolescent, is a challenging and sometimes exhausting task.
As a psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I work collaboratively with clients and provide a nonjudgmental and nurturing space for clients to explore their challenges and overcome their struggles. I aim to assist my clients in learning skills and strategies that they can use to increase happiness and fulfillment in their lives. I am dedicated to identifying, understanding and treating the core issues that impact clients and lead to depression, anxiety and relationship dissatisfaction. I utilize trauma informed treatments to help clients cope with difficult past experiences and work toward healthier futures.
Parenting, especially for a preadolescent or adolescent, is a challenging and sometimes exhausting task.
As a psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I work collaboratively with clients and provide a nonjudgmental and nurturing space for clients to explore their challenges and overcome their struggles. I aim to assist my clients in learning skills and strategies that they can use to increase happiness and fulfillment in their lives. I am dedicated to identifying, understanding and treating the core issues that impact clients and lead to depression, anxiety and relationship dissatisfaction. I utilize trauma informed treatments to help clients cope with difficult past experiences and work toward healthier futures.
(858) 264-2005 View (858) 264-2005
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Abby Kogler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
It may feel daunting to find someone you trust with your child and your story. You want your child to just be a kid again, transition from “survive” to thrive, and find freedom from your own childhood hardships. There's no handbook that tells you exactly what to do with each child or how to walk through dark seasons of your life. You're no longer alone. My desire is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for your child, teen, or yourself to discover what your life would look like without the burdens of both interpersonal and intrapersonal issues taking over and how to make this a reality.
It may feel daunting to find someone you trust with your child and your story. You want your child to just be a kid again, transition from “survive” to thrive, and find freedom from your own childhood hardships. There's no handbook that tells you exactly what to do with each child or how to walk through dark seasons of your life. You're no longer alone. My desire is to create a safe and non-judgmental space for your child, teen, or yourself to discover what your life would look like without the burdens of both interpersonal and intrapersonal issues taking over and how to make this a reality.
(619) 815-3390 x149 View (619) 815-3390 x149
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Stephany Avina
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Hi there! My passion lies in fostering a welcoming and encouraging environment where every child, adolescent, and adult is valued for their unique experiences and circumstances.
Hi there! My passion lies in fostering a welcoming and encouraging environment where every child, adolescent, and adult is valued for their unique experiences and circumstances.
(619) 333-7687 View (619) 333-7687
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Elizabeth Strout
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
I have been a LCSW for 10 years, starting my career working with children, youth and families in the dependency system. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who is also EMDR trained. I work with clients 5 and up with an emphasis on the adolescent population.
I have been a LCSW for 10 years, starting my career working with children, youth and families in the dependency system. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who is also EMDR trained. I work with clients 5 and up with an emphasis on the adolescent population.
(858) 544-2401 View (858) 544-2401
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Michelle May Balke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
Congratulations on being a step closer to a happier, more fulfilling, loving, and harmonious life. If you would like help with any of the following you are in the right place: Adoption concerns, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias, Depression, Children’s Behavior Disorders, Adolescent Struggles, Parenting Concerns, and Relationship Challenges. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980. Call for a complimentary, get acquainted phone call : (619) 322-0681. Let's see if I can help.
Congratulations on being a step closer to a happier, more fulfilling, loving, and harmonious life. If you would like help with any of the following you are in the right place: Adoption concerns, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias, Depression, Children’s Behavior Disorders, Adolescent Struggles, Parenting Concerns, and Relationship Challenges. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1980. Call for a complimentary, get acquainted phone call : (619) 322-0681. Let's see if I can help.
(619) 512-2920 View (619) 512-2920
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.