Therapists for Teens in Jacksonville, FL

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Rachel R. White
Counselor, LMHC, EMDR, Women, PTSD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
If you are a woman or teen girl 16+ who is tired of feeling anxious, depressed & controlled by your past, I have some wonderful therapeutic tools to share with you to help you make your comeback.
Feeling anxious? Does life seem harder than it should be? Is trauma impacting your life and your relationships? Need support breaking away from toxic people, narcissists, and unhealthy relationships? Need help breaking free from controlling thoughts, memories from childhood abuse, and/or lack of nurture? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place. Therapy can help. You don’t have to be alone and you do not have to be stuck where you are.
If you are a woman or teen girl 16+ who is tired of feeling anxious, depressed & controlled by your past, I have some wonderful therapeutic tools to share with you to help you make your comeback.
Feeling anxious? Does life seem harder than it should be? Is trauma impacting your life and your relationships? Need support breaking away from toxic people, narcissists, and unhealthy relationships? Need help breaking free from controlling thoughts, memories from childhood abuse, and/or lack of nurture? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place. Therapy can help. You don’t have to be alone and you do not have to be stuck where you are.
(904) 822-8850 View (904) 822-8850
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Emily Yi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32224
The difference for your teenager will be incredible.
Just getting through the week can be difficult with a teenage girl. School, extracurricular activities, work, meeting new people- these can all bring on very strong emotional reactions. These reactions depend on the time of day, if she’s eaten, where she’s at in her menstrual cycle and what mood she woken up in that morning. It can be too much for one person (you). Your teen’s experience in therapy will lead them to know that they are strong, supported and capable of walking through difficult emotions.
The difference for your teenager will be incredible.
Just getting through the week can be difficult with a teenage girl. School, extracurricular activities, work, meeting new people- these can all bring on very strong emotional reactions. These reactions depend on the time of day, if she’s eaten, where she’s at in her menstrual cycle and what mood she woken up in that morning. It can be too much for one person (you). Your teen’s experience in therapy will lead them to know that they are strong, supported and capable of walking through difficult emotions.
(904) 560-5274 View (904) 560-5274
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Sarah Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32258  (Online Only)
I have worked with people of all ages ranging from children to the elderly, with more focus devoted to those in their late teen s - mid - life stages . I specialize in working with anxiety, anger management, ADHD, stress management, improving relationships and communication, navigating life transitions, and parenting challenges. I have considerable experience supporting LGBTQIA individuals and helping them to navigate the challenges they may encounter with family, friends, or community. I also have worked extensively with parents on navigating challenging childhood behaviors and teenage puberty.
I have worked with people of all ages ranging from children to the elderly, with more focus devoted to those in their late teen s - mid - life stages . I specialize in working with anxiety, anger management, ADHD, stress management, improving relationships and communication, navigating life transitions, and parenting challenges. I have considerable experience supporting LGBTQIA individuals and helping them to navigate the challenges they may encounter with family, friends, or community. I also have worked extensively with parents on navigating challenging childhood behaviors and teenage puberty.
(904) 822-9773 View (904) 822-9773
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Aaron Percoco
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32217
I specialize in working with neurodivergent people of all genders and sexual presentations from pre-teen to adult.
This message is for kiddos and adults: Do you have trouble fitting in? Do you have difficulty finding your place in the world? Are you turned away by your peers because of your unique interests or personality? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, or do you suspect that you are neurodivergent? Do you want to build a community of peers who love and appreciate you? Is it exhausting for you to try new things? It's so hard to survive and thrive in a world that isn't made for you. Talk to someone who understands and validates your unique struggle and can help you navigate the challenges of a neurotypical world!
I specialize in working with neurodivergent people of all genders and sexual presentations from pre-teen to adult.
This message is for kiddos and adults: Do you have trouble fitting in? Do you have difficulty finding your place in the world? Are you turned away by your peers because of your unique interests or personality? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, or do you suspect that you are neurodivergent? Do you want to build a community of peers who love and appreciate you? Is it exhausting for you to try new things? It's so hard to survive and thrive in a world that isn't made for you. Talk to someone who understands and validates your unique struggle and can help you navigate the challenges of a neurotypical world!
(904) 478-1618 View (904) 478-1618
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Sara Hart
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, self-esteem, family of origin, OCD, trauma, children and adolescent issues, and parenting skills, to name a few.
I hope to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can explore, grow and learn, as they move toward greater clarity and connection in their lives and relationships. I desire that my clients would have the opportunity to work through their challenges in a collaborative and empathetic environment integrating research-based methods and a Christian worldview at the clients request.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, self-esteem, family of origin, OCD, trauma, children and adolescent issues, and parenting skills, to name a few.
I hope to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can explore, grow and learn, as they move toward greater clarity and connection in their lives and relationships. I desire that my clients would have the opportunity to work through their challenges in a collaborative and empathetic environment integrating research-based methods and a Christian worldview at the clients request.
(904) 447-5488 View (904) 447-5488
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Lori Driscoll Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I provide individual, family, and couples therapy to clients of all ages and have focused my practice on child/adolescent mental health.
Everyone has moments where life's challenges can be overwhelming and feel like they are too much to handle. During these times choosing a therapist for yourself or loved one can be a very important decision. I am dedicated to providing quality, professional, and compassionate services in a safe supportive environment. I cover a wide variety of issues for children, adolescents, parents, individuals, and couples. I also offer an eclectic combination of therapeutic approaches. I take a client centered approach to ensure a coordinated effort in hopes of providing clients an improvement in quality of life, opportunity for growth, and a new found hope.
I provide individual, family, and couples therapy to clients of all ages and have focused my practice on child/adolescent mental health.
Everyone has moments where life's challenges can be overwhelming and feel like they are too much to handle. During these times choosing a therapist for yourself or loved one can be a very important decision. I am dedicated to providing quality, professional, and compassionate services in a safe supportive environment. I cover a wide variety of issues for children, adolescents, parents, individuals, and couples. I also offer an eclectic combination of therapeutic approaches. I take a client centered approach to ensure a coordinated effort in hopes of providing clients an improvement in quality of life, opportunity for growth, and a new found hope.
(904) 584-3689 View (904) 584-3689
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(904) 740-5044 View (904) 740-5044
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Rennie Manning
Counselor, MACP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Is past trauma keeping you stuck? Does depression, anxiety and worry keep you from enjoying the life you want and deserve? Do you feel trapped in your marriage or relationship? Are you a teen trying to navigate middle or high school? I can help. I have 30 years of experience helping my clients improve communication, resolve conflicts, increase marital satisfaction, and letting go of things that no longer serve. I combine cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment, and compassion focused therapy. Many of us carry shame and guilt and seem blocked from forgiving ourselves. I teach compassion for self.
Is past trauma keeping you stuck? Does depression, anxiety and worry keep you from enjoying the life you want and deserve? Do you feel trapped in your marriage or relationship? Are you a teen trying to navigate middle or high school? I can help. I have 30 years of experience helping my clients improve communication, resolve conflicts, increase marital satisfaction, and letting go of things that no longer serve. I combine cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment, and compassion focused therapy. Many of us carry shame and guilt and seem blocked from forgiving ourselves. I teach compassion for self.
(904) 421-9710 View (904) 421-9710
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Dr. Lisa-Mae S. Armbrust
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Certifications: Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS); ADHD - Certified Clinical Service Provider; and Certified Child Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP).
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in psychoeducational testing and psychotherapy. My professional life has been spent working with children and families to overcome various obstacles to their personal or academic accomplishments. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with my Bachelor of Arts degree, I received both my Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from New York University. I have worked with children, adolescents and families in various hospital, school and outpatient clinic settings.
Certifications: Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS); ADHD - Certified Clinical Service Provider; and Certified Child Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP).
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in psychoeducational testing and psychotherapy. My professional life has been spent working with children and families to overcome various obstacles to their personal or academic accomplishments. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with my Bachelor of Arts degree, I received both my Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from New York University. I have worked with children, adolescents and families in various hospital, school and outpatient clinic settings.
(904) 584-3486 View (904) 584-3486
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Anthony Marler
Counselor, MAMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Anthony also specializes in adolescent and adult ADHD, behavior modification, anxiety, trauma, depression, OCD, Borderline Personality, Bipolar Disorder, pornography addiction recovery and other mental health issues.
Evening sessions available. Anthony Marler, LMHC specializes in couples therapy (Marriage Counseling). He helps couples improve their relationships and communication. He also sees individuals to help with emotional healing and increased coping skills with those who've experienced trauma. He assists men with regaining control of their lives from the addictive nature of pornography.
Anthony also specializes in adolescent and adult ADHD, behavior modification, anxiety, trauma, depression, OCD, Borderline Personality, Bipolar Disorder, pornography addiction recovery and other mental health issues.
Evening sessions available. Anthony Marler, LMHC specializes in couples therapy (Marriage Counseling). He helps couples improve their relationships and communication. He also sees individuals to help with emotional healing and increased coping skills with those who've experienced trauma. He assists men with regaining control of their lives from the addictive nature of pornography.
(904) 637-7694 View (904) 637-7694
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Sophia Venditti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Waitlist for new clients
I work with couples, child, adolescent and adult trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Happy to announce I am now seeing couples online and virtually! We all go through times in our lives when therapy can help us to cope with the difficulties that arise. You are not alone. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or just stuck. You feel like you have tried everything and you are looking for a new way to improve your situation. Perhaps you or your teen have experienced an upsetting event and you don't want this to define them. It hurts to see the people we love upset or struggling. I can offer the tools, skills, and support for your journey.
I work with couples, child, adolescent and adult trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Happy to announce I am now seeing couples online and virtually! We all go through times in our lives when therapy can help us to cope with the difficulties that arise. You are not alone. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or just stuck. You feel like you have tried everything and you are looking for a new way to improve your situation. Perhaps you or your teen have experienced an upsetting event and you don't want this to define them. It hurts to see the people we love upset or struggling. I can offer the tools, skills, and support for your journey.
(904) 593-4207 View (904) 593-4207
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Iris Quiroz
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MEd, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Ms. Quiroz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with over 20 years working with children and adolescents. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ms. Quiroz specializes in children and adolescent attachment disorders and PTSD and works with individual teens and families to address and treat mental and emotional disorders.
Ms. Quiroz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with over 20 years working with children and adolescents. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ms. Quiroz specializes in children and adolescent attachment disorders and PTSD and works with individual teens and families to address and treat mental and emotional disorders.
(904) 849-6385 View (904) 849-6385
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Merland Baker
Counselor, MS, LMHC-QS, LPC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Albert Einstein once said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” If you are seeking to make lasting change then I encourage you to find a trained professional. Family can give advice, friends can listen, but a licensed therapist can give you help to overcome your situation. It may sound like a cliché but Michael Jackson was right, “You are not alone” and you are not. Let us walk with you to help with your relationship roller coaster, family fall-out, as you go through grief, turmoil with your teen or child, or rebuild from a bad break-up. For more information go to blackmaletherapist.net. Reach out today!
Albert Einstein once said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” If you are seeking to make lasting change then I encourage you to find a trained professional. Family can give advice, friends can listen, but a licensed therapist can give you help to overcome your situation. It may sound like a cliché but Michael Jackson was right, “You are not alone” and you are not. Let us walk with you to help with your relationship roller coaster, family fall-out, as you go through grief, turmoil with your teen or child, or rebuild from a bad break-up. For more information go to blackmaletherapist.net. Reach out today!
(904) 447-5931 View (904) 447-5931
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River Shores Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Does worrying about weight and calories take up most of your thoughts? Do you purge, use laxatives, or compulsively exercise? Do you binge eat, "night eat", or eat when you are not hungry and you don't know why? Do you fear you're "addicted" to food? Does your weight go up and down a lot, and it has for most of your life? Are you worried your child or teen has an eating disorder? Do you feel like you'll never be "normal" when it comes to food and weight?
Does worrying about weight and calories take up most of your thoughts? Do you purge, use laxatives, or compulsively exercise? Do you binge eat, "night eat", or eat when you are not hungry and you don't know why? Do you fear you're "addicted" to food? Does your weight go up and down a lot, and it has for most of your life? Are you worried your child or teen has an eating disorder? Do you feel like you'll never be "normal" when it comes to food and weight?
(904) 567-3894 View (904) 567-3894
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Dan Renaud
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ICADC, CAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Mr Renaud considered a subject matter expert in the areas of adolescent substance use disorder and it impacts on the family. He consults with and provides expert testimony to the Florida Juvenile justice Association, the circuit four advisory council for juvenile justice, Adolescent drug court, Duval County teen court, juvenile court, Local news affiliates, as well as northeast Florida System of Care. In 2018 Mr Renaud was asked to join The Florida Behavioral Health Association as a consultant to the adolescent behavioral health division.
Mr Renaud considered a subject matter expert in the areas of adolescent substance use disorder and it impacts on the family. He consults with and provides expert testimony to the Florida Juvenile justice Association, the circuit four advisory council for juvenile justice, Adolescent drug court, Duval County teen court, juvenile court, Local news affiliates, as well as northeast Florida System of Care. In 2018 Mr Renaud was asked to join The Florida Behavioral Health Association as a consultant to the adolescent behavioral health division.
(904) 495-7553 View (904) 495-7553
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Alison Singleton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Are you looking to reduce stress, feel calm, and enjoy your life again? Is your teen struggling with school, friendships, self-esteem, or anxiety? I enjoy assisting clients in learning emotional awareness, anger or anxiety management, coping skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem solving skills in order to manage their emotions and behavior more effectively. I individualize therapy to the unique needs of my clients. I emphasize holistic growth and healing by incorporating the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of a client into treatment.
Are you looking to reduce stress, feel calm, and enjoy your life again? Is your teen struggling with school, friendships, self-esteem, or anxiety? I enjoy assisting clients in learning emotional awareness, anger or anxiety management, coping skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem solving skills in order to manage their emotions and behavior more effectively. I individualize therapy to the unique needs of my clients. I emphasize holistic growth and healing by incorporating the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of a client into treatment.
(904) 447-8377 View (904) 447-8377
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Lashica S. Charley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Every-day situations and circumstances can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed, stressed and hopeless. These emotions, often times affect varies areas of our lives such as family, work, school, social life and the inability to feel good about ourselves. I am eager to demonstrate what you are capable of doing to change things. I specialize in adolescent disorders, family difficulties, anxiety and depression.
Every-day situations and circumstances can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed, stressed and hopeless. These emotions, often times affect varies areas of our lives such as family, work, school, social life and the inability to feel good about ourselves. I am eager to demonstrate what you are capable of doing to change things. I specialize in adolescent disorders, family difficulties, anxiety and depression.
(904) 901-7315 View (904) 901-7315
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Aquarius N Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32244  (Online Only)
I have helped adolescent and adult clients with anxiety, depression, family conflict, marital issues, gender dysphoria, ADHD, substance use and more.
Taking new clients. Sliding scale fee for private pay. Accept most insurances. I am an overcomer. Let me help you to overcome as well. Your story is important and needs to be told. If you are struggling with the motivation for day-to-day life functioning, feeling overwhelmed or a little sadder than usual or perhaps you have some challenges that you need some guidance with, therapy may be best for you.
I have helped adolescent and adult clients with anxiety, depression, family conflict, marital issues, gender dysphoria, ADHD, substance use and more.
Taking new clients. Sliding scale fee for private pay. Accept most insurances. I am an overcomer. Let me help you to overcome as well. Your story is important and needs to be told. If you are struggling with the motivation for day-to-day life functioning, feeling overwhelmed or a little sadder than usual or perhaps you have some challenges that you need some guidance with, therapy may be best for you.
(904) 601-1145 View (904) 601-1145
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Curt D'Achille
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
I've focused on substance rehabilitation and treatment in private clinics and began his own therapy practice within a small health clinic focusing on mood disorders, adolescent and family therapies as well as counseling services for minority populations, providing needed mental health services to Medicaid recipients and the LGBTQ community.
I have provided leadership in program operations for several children's residential facilities and shelters and have supervised clinical therapies in acute residential treatment to those suffering from emergency psychiatric, emotional and behavioral problems, substance and sexual abuse and addictions.
I've focused on substance rehabilitation and treatment in private clinics and began his own therapy practice within a small health clinic focusing on mood disorders, adolescent and family therapies as well as counseling services for minority populations, providing needed mental health services to Medicaid recipients and the LGBTQ community.
I have provided leadership in program operations for several children's residential facilities and shelters and have supervised clinical therapies in acute residential treatment to those suffering from emergency psychiatric, emotional and behavioral problems, substance and sexual abuse and addictions.
(904) 513-0619 View (904) 513-0619
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(904) 689-7955 View (904) 689-7955

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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.