Therapists for Teens in Miami, FL

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A New Sunrise Counseling Services of Miami
LCCT, MSW, CTIRF
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33155
I am a Licensed Clinical Christian Therapist in Miami, Florida and a Certified Trauma Facilitator with more than fifteen years of experience serving families, adolescents, adopted and foster care children, adults, elderly and disabled clients. I worked with Department of Children and Families and the Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department as well. I also worked in Partial Hospitalization Programs providing group therapy to mentally ill clients. We provide: couples counseling, adolescent issues, parenting guidance as well as therapy for depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family conflicts, grievance, physical and sexual abuse.
I am a Licensed Clinical Christian Therapist in Miami, Florida and a Certified Trauma Facilitator with more than fifteen years of experience serving families, adolescents, adopted and foster care children, adults, elderly and disabled clients. I worked with Department of Children and Families and the Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department as well. I also worked in Partial Hospitalization Programs providing group therapy to mentally ill clients. We provide: couples counseling, adolescent issues, parenting guidance as well as therapy for depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family conflicts, grievance, physical and sexual abuse.
(786) 326-4205 View (786) 326-4205
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Moving Toward Agape, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33157
Child and teen specialty: anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce cases, behavioral issues, ADHD, low self-esteem, peer bullying, parenting skills.
Moving Toward Agape, Inc. offers therapeutic services for children ages 6-18 and adults. Therapist specialties are couples counseling, counseling for teens, family counseling, treating depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, relationships issues, parenting, substance abuse, eating disorder, domestic violence and infidelity in marriage. We are a group practice, dedicated to helping individuals and families thrive. Please visit our website at movingtowardagape.com for more information, or call the office for a free consult.
Child and teen specialty: anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce cases, behavioral issues, ADHD, low self-esteem, peer bullying, parenting skills.
Moving Toward Agape, Inc. offers therapeutic services for children ages 6-18 and adults. Therapist specialties are couples counseling, counseling for teens, family counseling, treating depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, relationships issues, parenting, substance abuse, eating disorder, domestic violence and infidelity in marriage. We are a group practice, dedicated to helping individuals and families thrive. Please visit our website at movingtowardagape.com for more information, or call the office for a free consult.
(813) 437-3253 View (813) 437-3253
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Madeline Locke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on child and adolescent psychology. I have a passion of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with complex emotional and behavioral difficulties, including a focus on traumatic experiences, interpersonal difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. Additionally, I have specialized training working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, complex trauma, juvenile delinquency, personality disorders, as well as sexual exploitation and trafficking.
I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on child and adolescent psychology. I have a passion of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with complex emotional and behavioral difficulties, including a focus on traumatic experiences, interpersonal difficulties, and emotional dysregulation. Additionally, I have specialized training working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, complex trauma, juvenile delinquency, personality disorders, as well as sexual exploitation and trafficking.
(305) 930-7519 View (305) 930-7519
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Gabby Cares of South Florida
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33181
At Gabby Cares, we follow a holistic & collaborative model that focuses on strengthening and empowering families, parents, couples, and individuals to reach their full potential. You are welcome to create a space where you can re-connect and take steps to find optimal support. Are you an adolescent who’s feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or experiencing difficulties with behavior? Are you an individual or a couple experiencing difficulty in relationship, trying to heal and strengthen bonds, or improve communication? Do you need support during life changes? Through exploration, we can work together to restore peace and self-identity.
At Gabby Cares, we follow a holistic & collaborative model that focuses on strengthening and empowering families, parents, couples, and individuals to reach their full potential. You are welcome to create a space where you can re-connect and take steps to find optimal support. Are you an adolescent who’s feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or experiencing difficulties with behavior? Are you an individual or a couple experiencing difficulty in relationship, trying to heal and strengthen bonds, or improve communication? Do you need support during life changes? Through exploration, we can work together to restore peace and self-identity.
(786) 244-8962 x786490 View (786) 244-8962 x786490
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Vita-Cog Community Health
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33173  (Online Only)
Vita-Cog Community Health, LLC., was founded by Dr. Daema Pina-Delgado in 2022. Our practice offers a multi-disciplinary approach. Our team of well-rounded providers are specialist in their field. Services include individual, group, marital and family psychotherapy, ABA, psychoeducational, psychological and neuropsychological testing, child, adolescent and adult psychiatric medication management. We also offer family medicine/primary care, weightloss management, hormone therapy/mens health.
Vita-Cog Community Health, LLC., was founded by Dr. Daema Pina-Delgado in 2022. Our practice offers a multi-disciplinary approach. Our team of well-rounded providers are specialist in their field. Services include individual, group, marital and family psychotherapy, ABA, psychoeducational, psychological and neuropsychological testing, child, adolescent and adult psychiatric medication management. We also offer family medicine/primary care, weightloss management, hormone therapy/mens health.
(305) 677-8139 View (305) 677-8139
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Luann Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33157
We are one of the few locations in Southern Miami-Dade county that not only provides a wide range of mental health services including (adolescent, individual, couples,premarital, co-parenting, substance abuse treatment, DBT and family therapy) , but we also provide aromatherapy, nutritional counseling and life coaching.
Specializing in adolescents with familial conflicts and self-harming behaviors. Also extensive experience in pre-marital, marital difficulties, pre-divorce and co-parenting issues. Extensive eclectic therapeutic skills to facilitate coping skills regarding abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and identity/ self esteem issues. Able to provide Christian counseling at the request of the client.
We are one of the few locations in Southern Miami-Dade county that not only provides a wide range of mental health services including (adolescent, individual, couples,premarital, co-parenting, substance abuse treatment, DBT and family therapy) , but we also provide aromatherapy, nutritional counseling and life coaching.
Specializing in adolescents with familial conflicts and self-harming behaviors. Also extensive experience in pre-marital, marital difficulties, pre-divorce and co-parenting issues. Extensive eclectic therapeutic skills to facilitate coping skills regarding abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and identity/ self esteem issues. Able to provide Christian counseling at the request of the client.
(786) 574-6780 View (786) 574-6780
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Dara Teller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Ever since I was an adolescent, I knew that one of my life purposes & passion was to do something in the psychological realm. Making a positive impact in someone's life & helping them flourish into their best self is one of the most rewarding feelings. My own life path has been filled with challenges that I had to overcome from a young age & on my path of self healing, I realized that the therapeutic world was missing so much of what I needed & only a rare few "understood me." That is when I made the promise to myself to give to others what I witnessed was missing & to be open to sharing my own insight, education and research.
Ever since I was an adolescent, I knew that one of my life purposes & passion was to do something in the psychological realm. Making a positive impact in someone's life & helping them flourish into their best self is one of the most rewarding feelings. My own life path has been filled with challenges that I had to overcome from a young age & on my path of self healing, I realized that the therapeutic world was missing so much of what I needed & only a rare few "understood me." That is when I made the promise to myself to give to others what I witnessed was missing & to be open to sharing my own insight, education and research.
(305) 508-4268 View (305) 508-4268
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Tanisha Tatum
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, LEP, BCBA
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Whether your'e parent, a teen, or a college student trying to figure it out, I'm here for you! I'm one phone call away.
My clients teens and young adults who need help identifying and managing their mental health needs whether that is Anxiety, Depression, social problems, and/or adjusting to growing up. I provide therapy as well as psychoeducational assessment services. My assessments target neurodiverse abilities such as ADHD, Autism & learning disabilities. When relevant assessments include recommendations for accommodations for school and work. For my therapy practice, I used solution focused approaches as well as behavior based strategies, combining my skills to create a positive therapeutic experience. Virtual services only in FL and SC.
Whether your'e parent, a teen, or a college student trying to figure it out, I'm here for you! I'm one phone call away.
My clients teens and young adults who need help identifying and managing their mental health needs whether that is Anxiety, Depression, social problems, and/or adjusting to growing up. I provide therapy as well as psychoeducational assessment services. My assessments target neurodiverse abilities such as ADHD, Autism & learning disabilities. When relevant assessments include recommendations for accommodations for school and work. For my therapy practice, I used solution focused approaches as well as behavior based strategies, combining my skills to create a positive therapeutic experience. Virtual services only in FL and SC.
(754) 354-0190 View (754) 354-0190
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Gloria Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33196
I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
(904) 454-8750 View (904) 454-8750
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Nancy Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
My practice can help with: Adolescent/Child Services, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Grief, Child Abuse, Stress, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence, LGBTQ Issues, Gender Identity, Depression, PTSD, Learning Differences, Life Management Counseling, Family Therapy, Divorce, Mediation, Workplace Conflict/EAP, Mood Disorders & Parenting Issues.
During my 30 years in the social work profession I have had an array of experiences that have focused on crisis work with families and individuals experiencing: trauma, loss, depression, grief, anxiety, abuse, violence, low self-esteem, housing & employment issues, and family challenges. In my more recent practice years I have enjoyed working with the LGBTQ community as a straight ally, and advocating for equal rights and fair treatment for all. I am also trained as a divorce mediator, and I provide clinical supervision to graduate level social work professionals seeking their LCSW-C licensure. Licensed in MD/VA/FL.
My practice can help with: Adolescent/Child Services, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Grief, Child Abuse, Stress, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence, LGBTQ Issues, Gender Identity, Depression, PTSD, Learning Differences, Life Management Counseling, Family Therapy, Divorce, Mediation, Workplace Conflict/EAP, Mood Disorders & Parenting Issues.
During my 30 years in the social work profession I have had an array of experiences that have focused on crisis work with families and individuals experiencing: trauma, loss, depression, grief, anxiety, abuse, violence, low self-esteem, housing & employment issues, and family challenges. In my more recent practice years I have enjoyed working with the LGBTQ community as a straight ally, and advocating for equal rights and fair treatment for all. I am also trained as a divorce mediator, and I provide clinical supervision to graduate level social work professionals seeking their LCSW-C licensure. Licensed in MD/VA/FL.
(786) 981-8192 View (786) 981-8192
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Patricia Lomando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33173  (Online Only)
Patricia Lomando, LCSW, RPT-S, provides neurodivergent affirming services for the child, adolescent, and adult. Depression and anxiety are passions focused on throughout her career. Using sandtray, expressive arts, Internal Family Systems and Play Therapy, she explores mood and prevention patterns, collaborates on coping strategies and helps identify those sometimes elusive gifts that are part of every neurotype. With expansive certifications in Registered Play Therapy and Infant Mental Health, she works through methodologies that bridge family gaps and help “translate” the child’s language through play, art and sand tray work.
Patricia Lomando, LCSW, RPT-S, provides neurodivergent affirming services for the child, adolescent, and adult. Depression and anxiety are passions focused on throughout her career. Using sandtray, expressive arts, Internal Family Systems and Play Therapy, she explores mood and prevention patterns, collaborates on coping strategies and helps identify those sometimes elusive gifts that are part of every neurotype. With expansive certifications in Registered Play Therapy and Infant Mental Health, she works through methodologies that bridge family gaps and help “translate” the child’s language through play, art and sand tray work.
(305) 570-3547 View (305) 570-3547
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Marlyne L. DeLima
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176
My specialties include helping people recover from depression; helping families resolve parent/teen conflicts and other adolescent developmental challenges; and helping couples grow into having more of an open communication and mutual respect for each other in their relationship.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with a private practice in Miami, Florida. I offer individual, couples, family, and group counseling for adolescents and adults. I take a holistic and integrative approach that is tailored to your specific needs. I do not hide behind silence or position; instead I provide you with some useful tools as I guide you through this process with unconditional respect and empathy. My ultimate goal is to inspire and motivate you to make the necessary changes required to live a happy and healthy life.
My specialties include helping people recover from depression; helping families resolve parent/teen conflicts and other adolescent developmental challenges; and helping couples grow into having more of an open communication and mutual respect for each other in their relationship.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with a private practice in Miami, Florida. I offer individual, couples, family, and group counseling for adolescents and adults. I take a holistic and integrative approach that is tailored to your specific needs. I do not hide behind silence or position; instead I provide you with some useful tools as I guide you through this process with unconditional respect and empathy. My ultimate goal is to inspire and motivate you to make the necessary changes required to live a happy and healthy life.
(786) 565-3296 View (786) 565-3296
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Cristina Grand
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist & Board Certified Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology.
My ideal client is any person who is interested and wants to address mental health and/or personal issues in a collaborative psychological approach. Someone who believes that change can come from within, and is willing to address the emotions and behaviors related to their difficulties. I focus on encouraging more assertive and problem solving attitudes and develop positive daily habits to support change.
I am a licensed psychologist & Board Certified Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology.
My ideal client is any person who is interested and wants to address mental health and/or personal issues in a collaborative psychological approach. Someone who believes that change can come from within, and is willing to address the emotions and behaviors related to their difficulties. I focus on encouraging more assertive and problem solving attitudes and develop positive daily habits to support change.
(305) 834-4938 View (305) 834-4938
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Vaaseen Richards
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Welcome my name is Vaaseen Richards and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based out of Florida. I am a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals who have experienced trauma to heal and thrive.
Welcome my name is Vaaseen Richards and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based out of Florida. I am a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals who have experienced trauma to heal and thrive.
(786) 998-0804 View (786) 998-0804
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Merlyn Asencio
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33187  (Online Only)
Whether you are a teen or child struggling with family issues, anxiety, trauma, or the issues that come up each day, or you are a divorced woman trying to regain her perspective and learn who she is again, I am here for you. Life throws each of us curve balls that we need help processing and healing from. You don’t have to go through this journey alone. You may be feeling like you are barely able to survive right now, but I am here to tell you healing is possible. You can learn to do more than just survive; you can thrive.
Whether you are a teen or child struggling with family issues, anxiety, trauma, or the issues that come up each day, or you are a divorced woman trying to regain her perspective and learn who she is again, I am here for you. Life throws each of us curve balls that we need help processing and healing from. You don’t have to go through this journey alone. You may be feeling like you are barely able to survive right now, but I am here to tell you healing is possible. You can learn to do more than just survive; you can thrive.
(786) 386-2175 View (786) 386-2175
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Ashley Tirado-Martinez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33156
My interests include: Child and adolescent psychology, parent-child dynamics, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Are you struggling to connect with your child? Do they seem to be withdrawing, are not like themselves, or exhibiting challenging behaviors? Are they undergoing major life changes, having difficulties with academics, or struggling socializing with peers? I am here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. The demands of parenting are ever prevalent in today's society and can prove to be quite a challenge! My goal is to help you understand your child and better cope with the inevitable changes they'll have throughout their development.
My interests include: Child and adolescent psychology, parent-child dynamics, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Are you struggling to connect with your child? Do they seem to be withdrawing, are not like themselves, or exhibiting challenging behaviors? Are they undergoing major life changes, having difficulties with academics, or struggling socializing with peers? I am here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. The demands of parenting are ever prevalent in today's society and can prove to be quite a challenge! My goal is to help you understand your child and better cope with the inevitable changes they'll have throughout their development.
(786) 574-6820 View (786) 574-6820
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Ellen Samimy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33129
Specialties include: parenting education and family therapy; addiction, relapse prevention and emotional sobriety in recovery; adolescent treatment including social, mood and academic challenges; family systems approach for those affected by substance abuse, mental illness and other family dysfunction (adult child, parent, sibling, partner); trauma resolution (ART certified); and group therapy.
I work with adults, adolescents, families and groups. First we identify what you want and need to change. We then design and adjust your individual path of specific action and behavior change. It is important to me that you teach me about yourself and that you trust me to assist you in creating a plan for change that suits you personally. As your confidence grows and you begin to use a new set of balanced coping skills, will your problems will diminish. My experience and passion for psychotherapy will help us form a meaningful therapeutic connection critical for your transformation.
Specialties include: parenting education and family therapy; addiction, relapse prevention and emotional sobriety in recovery; adolescent treatment including social, mood and academic challenges; family systems approach for those affected by substance abuse, mental illness and other family dysfunction (adult child, parent, sibling, partner); trauma resolution (ART certified); and group therapy.
I work with adults, adolescents, families and groups. First we identify what you want and need to change. We then design and adjust your individual path of specific action and behavior change. It is important to me that you teach me about yourself and that you trust me to assist you in creating a plan for change that suits you personally. As your confidence grows and you begin to use a new set of balanced coping skills, will your problems will diminish. My experience and passion for psychotherapy will help us form a meaningful therapeutic connection critical for your transformation.
(305) 340-2325 View (305) 340-2325
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Shay Harati
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33130
Additionally, I work with adolescent and emerging adults on identity development navigating challenges in work and love, and building a stronger sense of self.
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate the challenges they face and supporting their mental and emotional well-being. I have a deep understanding of the unique needs and developmental stages of children and young adults, allowing me to provide effective and compassionate care. One of my primary goals is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and emotions. I believe in the power of building a strong therapeutic alliance. I offer individual therapy, group therapy and psychological evaluations.
Additionally, I work with adolescent and emerging adults on identity development navigating challenges in work and love, and building a stronger sense of self.
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate the challenges they face and supporting their mental and emotional well-being. I have a deep understanding of the unique needs and developmental stages of children and young adults, allowing me to provide effective and compassionate care. One of my primary goals is to create a safe and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and emotions. I believe in the power of building a strong therapeutic alliance. I offer individual therapy, group therapy and psychological evaluations.
(914) 350-4533 View (914) 350-4533
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Joshua Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Whether you're a teen struggling to make friends and socialize or you are an adult unable to speak up at work meetings or unable to ask someone out on a date, I'm here for you! Seeking therapy can be frightening but I want to assure you that you will be most welcome if you take that leap of faith!.
Do you struggle with social anxiety and poor self-confidence? I know that overcoming it is possible! Many come to therapy because of childhood trauma and how it has manifested in their adult lives. Often this manifests in feelings of poor self-confidence, self-worth, and social anxiety. At its root, the fundamental belief of those who have social anxiety is the belief, “I am not enough.” Clients get into the habit of comparing themselves to others and it makes them feel inadequate and insecure. Over time clients begin to avoid situations that elicit their anxiety, particularly social situations.
Whether you're a teen struggling to make friends and socialize or you are an adult unable to speak up at work meetings or unable to ask someone out on a date, I'm here for you! Seeking therapy can be frightening but I want to assure you that you will be most welcome if you take that leap of faith!.
Do you struggle with social anxiety and poor self-confidence? I know that overcoming it is possible! Many come to therapy because of childhood trauma and how it has manifested in their adult lives. Often this manifests in feelings of poor self-confidence, self-worth, and social anxiety. At its root, the fundamental belief of those who have social anxiety is the belief, “I am not enough.” Clients get into the habit of comparing themselves to others and it makes them feel inadequate and insecure. Over time clients begin to avoid situations that elicit their anxiety, particularly social situations.
(305) 518-1702 View (305) 518-1702
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Vanessa C Renfort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33169
As a teenager, I suffered from Adjustment Disorder with mood Depressed Mood and Anxiety.
Do you need someone to talk to? I'm here to listen. Life is hard. Are you struggling with low motivation at school? Do you hate your job? Do you find it hard to maintain a relationship? Then, let's talk. I'm a bilingual therapist and life coach that uses a fun and unique approach to help you overcome those challenges. I will teach you how to find motivation to accomplish your goals and overcome mental health challenges by combining Cognitive Behavioral techniques with nutrition and fitness.
As a teenager, I suffered from Adjustment Disorder with mood Depressed Mood and Anxiety.
Do you need someone to talk to? I'm here to listen. Life is hard. Are you struggling with low motivation at school? Do you hate your job? Do you find it hard to maintain a relationship? Then, let's talk. I'm a bilingual therapist and life coach that uses a fun and unique approach to help you overcome those challenges. I will teach you how to find motivation to accomplish your goals and overcome mental health challenges by combining Cognitive Behavioral techniques with nutrition and fitness.
(954) 466-4279 View (954) 466-4279
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.