Teen Therapists in Ventura, CA

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James Anthony Dziwak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
I'm frequently called upon to work with teens and families because of my many years of experience treating ADD, ADHD, and difficult teen behaviors.
Healthy relationships are my goal and my mission. I'm especially passionate about working with couples, both premarital and marital. I achieve this best through a program called "Ultimate Integrity." Most of my couples say that a lack of integrity is a major problem in their relationships and this (UI) program can be very helpful to heal the wounds of lies and deceit and replace with truth and love. Many couples also struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I'm very proactive to identify effective strategies and coping skills to resolve these concerns.
(805) 585-3124
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Matt Ousley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Also experienced in sports psychology, pre and post marital therapy and effective child, adolescent individual and family treatment perspectives.
A 20 year licensed clinician, working with children, families, individuals and couples. A cognitive behavioral therapist providing efficient and effective client informed treatment services.
(805) 464-3523
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Jeffrey Millstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Concurrent with private practice He has been Director of Adolescent Treatment, Residential Supervisor of group homes for Adolescents, Clinical Director for outpatient clinic.
Therapy must be purposeful to improve the quality of life. To improve our relationships, our own psychological and emotional wellbeing. It takes place in an environment that is safe and supportive. It takes place with a therapist who is genuine, sensitive and skillful. When you enter therapy with me I bring all of my education and experience to share with you. I also bring a measure of humility and open mindedness that 38 years of private practice has taught me. I've learned as much from the people I see as, I hope, they have learned from me.
(805) 335-8875
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Leah Miner French, LMFT, Resilience Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Does your tiny person have really BIG feelings? Do they worry constantly? Are you seeing more tantrums or anger? Maybe you're going through a divorce or a recent traumatic event & want some extra support for your child. What about your teen ? Are you noticing changes in their behavior or mood, but unsure of how to connect or help? Do you find yourself wondering how to reach them or struggle with more arguments within your family? What about drugs or alcohol? Self-harm or school struggles? Are you worried about your child, teen , or family and seeking a therapist specialized in working with kids & teens? You've come to the right place!
(805) 209-0245
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Aaron Nash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a background in a number of disciplines and have successfully treated clients using Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Voice Dialogue and Art Therapy. I also incorporate the basic principles of Zen-Buddhism, which I have studied and practiced for a number of years. Being an ex-addict, I'm comfortable with the addictive personality and I have a comprehensive knowledge of the 12-step programs. I have experience coordinating with social workers and psychiatrists. While interning I worked at an adolescent group home which proves useful in treating children and adolescents.
(805) 590-4720
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kimberly Prendergast
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kimberly Prendergast, MA, LMFT has been assisting children, adolescents and families in crisis for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of hope and principles of recovery for the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. Her experience includes providing support to those navigating the criminal justice and educational systems as well as treatment within an inpatient psychiatric unit and in various outpatient and community settings. Kimberly has therapeutic interests in the areas of mindfulness, parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.
(805) 419-2038
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Christopher Monroy
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an associate clinical social worker, with 10+ years of experience within the mental health services industry. My clinical experience has focused primarily on helping individuals in the adolescent to young adult age, with more recent work being conducted in middle aged adults. I have a strong trauma-informed approach when working with my clients. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment, and help understand aspects of lived experiences. My extensive clinical training includes working with children, teenagers, and adults, with an array of mental health challenges.
(805) 273-8147
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Ada Andrade
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specialties include working with adults and adolescents; trauma (emotional, physical, sexual, neglect), PTSD, C-PTSD, narcissistic relationships, domestic violence/ teen dating violence.
Relationships are complex & it may be time to explore how you’ve been impacted by past unhealthy relationships. You may feel as if you’re not enough, a bother or annoyance to your family or others. Often seeking acceptance from the others even though you know it may not happen. The struggle one has towards being accepted by family/others in order to feel as if you are good enough can often feel unbearable or never ending. Survivors of past damaged relations can make one feel as if you have no worth or value & leave you struggling to identify your worth & seek approval from others. You are not alone in these thoughts & feelings.
(805) 429-6130
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Wesley Coultas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Wesley Coultas, LMFT Lic. #,90932, Owner is a therapist who has worked with children, adolescents and families in crisis since 2005. She specializes in behavioral therapy and behavior modification techniques. Wesley started in the field as a behavioral specialist working with at-risk youth and their families in their home, school and/or community. In 2010, She began providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families in a private practice setting. Wesley has therapeutic interests in the areas of parenting and family issues, relationships, child and adolescent groups, and clinical areas of ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Addiction, and Mood Disorders.
(805) 398-6017
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Psychological Behavioral Health Inc.
Verified
Verified
Psychiatric medication services (child- adolescent and adults) are available in English and Spanish.
Locations: California. To make an appointment, please visit our website and complete "Start Services". If you have questions, please visit our website and submit your question online.
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Kayeley Lyons
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Kayeley has 9+ years of clinical experience working with the adolescent population as well as the transitional aged youth (18-24) of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Adolescence is defined as the developmental transition to adulthood that includes rapid changes in the brain and body at different rates. It is a time for healthy exploration of identity and learning independence which can be challenging and stressful, especially with all of the chaos going on in today's world as we continue to push through the COVID-19 pandemic. Kayeley is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. With a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Counseling, Kayeley received her education in the state of Montana.
(805) 367-5873
Ventura, CA 93003
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Raudel Flores
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic interests are in the areas of mindfulness, positive change, parenting, family issues, behavioral therapy, relationships, child and adolescent groups, sports psychology, and clinical areas of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders.
I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families at the most challenging times of their lives and helped them overcome some of life's most difficult circumstances for over 20 years. I continue to help individuals overcome complex emotional, behavioral and relational issues. I focus on helping restore hope, helping find joy in daily living, helping create positive change for themselves with hope that they will find a place in life where they can be happy and successful.
(805) 892-6333
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Pat Stepler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(805) 386-6315
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Detra Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PPS , LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe improving your life starts with improving your mindset to unleash your full potential. My goal is to provide each person with strategies to manage and improve their day-to-day activities. My therapeutic interests are parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, sports therapy, fixed and growth mindset, and clinical areas of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma.
(805) 419-0318
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Beth Baumeister [Learning Evaluation Specialist]
Psychologist, Ph D
Verified
Verified
I am a neuropsychologist with over 23 years of experience. I received my Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary and then received specialized training as a post-doctoral fellow in child, adolescent , and family psychology at the USC program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. I have a background in the neurobehavior of children and adults. I am seasoned in using parent-child attachment based therapy and individual adult psychotherapy as well as parent coaching.
(818) 308-1715
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Andrew Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Andrew received his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. He earned his AB degree from Wabash College and has a Bible Certificate from Puget Sound Christian College. Andrew works with individuals, couples, and families and has worked with the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and substance abuse. He has experience leading group therapy. While working with a wide range of clients, he particularly enjoys working with tween, teen , and adult males and couples.
(805) 919-8613
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Ventura, CA 93004
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Thomas Devereux Carver
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Learn To Manage Anxiety and Depression, Develop Communication Skills With Your Partner, Seek To Resolve Divorce Dynamics/Trauma, Co-Parenting Plans, Complete Divorce Mediation Solutions, Treatment of Trauma (PTSD), Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, Modern Child-Parent Interactive Therapy, Treatment of Disorders: OCD and BiPolar, etc., and Solution Focused Therapy. Please visit my website at www.thomascarver.com. Thank you.
(805) 214-8404
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Ventura, CA 93004
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Alicia Vilanova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am adept at addressing individual, families, parenting and child/ teen issues.
Feeling stuck? Depressed and anxious? With over 14 years of experience, I take the mystery out of therapy. Using a solution focused approach, I am skilled at addressing explosive behaviors, anger management, non-compliance, divorce reaction, narcissism, developmental disorders, self-harm, impulsivity, low self-esteem, trauma, drug use, criminal behavior and family therapy. Often times positive behavior changes are visible within the first few sessions. Over 14 years' experience working with the Military, First responders and addictions.
(805) 421-4721
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Ventura, CA 93001
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The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.
(805) 918-4815
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Ventura, CA 93003
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Faviola Macias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have 18 years of experience providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am a psychotherapist with a specialty and passion for working with individuals struggling with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, adolescent struggles, parenting, relationship issues, trauma, self-esteem and more. I am dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and confidential environment to ensure that we collaborate and discover what's important to you. I will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop personal tools necessary to improve the quality of your life.
(805) 665-3622
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Ventura, CA 93007

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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.