Therapists for Teens in Atlanta, GA

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Willie Walter Whited
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, ABD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30311  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW with over 26 years of service to Child / Adolescent, and adult individuals with mental health and psychoactive substance use challenges. I have been recognized for my Clinical skills in Fulton and Dekalb counties as well as the Grady Health Care systems. I use the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory(SASSI) to support Individuals with interest or requested to have Substance Abuse Evaluations. As a Licensed, AASI Clinician; I am able to administer Sexual Interest Assessments to Adolescents and Adults.
I am an LCSW with over 26 years of service to Child / Adolescent, and adult individuals with mental health and psychoactive substance use challenges. I have been recognized for my Clinical skills in Fulton and Dekalb counties as well as the Grady Health Care systems. I use the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory(SASSI) to support Individuals with interest or requested to have Substance Abuse Evaluations. As a Licensed, AASI Clinician; I am able to administer Sexual Interest Assessments to Adolescents and Adults.
(770) 629-8721 View (770) 629-8721
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Alice Harvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309  (Online Only)
If I seem like someone who would be a good fit for you, your teenager, or your family, I look forward to hearing from you.
Hello, I specialize in working with anxiety, ADHD, depression, seasonal depression, and the comorbidities of anxiety and depression that often come with ADHD. I know firsthand how challenging it is struggle with worry, time management, attention, and procrastination. I will work with you to help you identify effective coping strategies while processing the emotions and at times, the grief connected to how these symptoms have manifested in your life.
If I seem like someone who would be a good fit for you, your teenager, or your family, I look forward to hearing from you.
Hello, I specialize in working with anxiety, ADHD, depression, seasonal depression, and the comorbidities of anxiety and depression that often come with ADHD. I know firsthand how challenging it is struggle with worry, time management, attention, and procrastination. I will work with you to help you identify effective coping strategies while processing the emotions and at times, the grief connected to how these symptoms have manifested in your life.
(404) 777-5051 View (404) 777-5051
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Kemesha Nickelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in your daily life and finding it hard to navigate the obstacles? Do you need someone to help you discover a path towards a brighter future? Whether you are an adult juggling too many responsibilities or a teenager struggling with life's challenges, I am here to offer a safe and supportive environment where you can feel seen and heard. I strongly believe that everyone can make a positive change in their lives. However, it requires someone willing to put in the work. That's where I come in.
Are you feeling stuck in your daily life and finding it hard to navigate the obstacles? Do you need someone to help you discover a path towards a brighter future? Whether you are an adult juggling too many responsibilities or a teenager struggling with life's challenges, I am here to offer a safe and supportive environment where you can feel seen and heard. I strongly believe that everyone can make a positive change in their lives. However, it requires someone willing to put in the work. That's where I come in.
(470) 785-8446 View (470) 785-8446
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Rachel C Rose
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I enjoy seeing adult and teen clients who are working on issues related to eating, mood regulation, anxiety reduction, trauma, and/or self-improvement. I have also worked at an outpatient eating disorder center since 2006. I have an eclectic approach to therapy that incorporates skills like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as looking at the best fit and goals for the client. I include humor and a deep understanding of people's need to be heard and work on themselves. I enjoy helping to guide someone in their own best path.
I enjoy seeing adult and teen clients who are working on issues related to eating, mood regulation, anxiety reduction, trauma, and/or self-improvement. I have also worked at an outpatient eating disorder center since 2006. I have an eclectic approach to therapy that incorporates skills like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as looking at the best fit and goals for the client. I include humor and a deep understanding of people's need to be heard and work on themselves. I enjoy helping to guide someone in their own best path.
(770) 629-8147 View (770) 629-8147
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Dr. Soledad Hammond, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
Some of the teen issues I treat include self-injuring, depression, anxiety, anger, suicidal thoughts or actions, drugs, alcohol, bullying and low self-esteem.
I’m easy to connect with. My clients feel comfortable opening up to me and sharing what they’re going through. Parents say their children developed better coping/social skills and learned how to feel better about themselves with my help. I am warm, empathic, comforting and use strategies that have been proven highly effective. I am experienced in helping people of any age with relationship difficulties. I work with many young professionals, adults, families and couples. I help people who struggle with negative thinking patterns. I focus on cutting-edge, evidence-based psychotherapy techniques that allow for accelerated healing.
Some of the teen issues I treat include self-injuring, depression, anxiety, anger, suicidal thoughts or actions, drugs, alcohol, bullying and low self-esteem.
I’m easy to connect with. My clients feel comfortable opening up to me and sharing what they’re going through. Parents say their children developed better coping/social skills and learned how to feel better about themselves with my help. I am warm, empathic, comforting and use strategies that have been proven highly effective. I am experienced in helping people of any age with relationship difficulties. I work with many young professionals, adults, families and couples. I help people who struggle with negative thinking patterns. I focus on cutting-edge, evidence-based psychotherapy techniques that allow for accelerated healing.
(404) 994-3618 View (404) 994-3618
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Nichole Wall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326
Are you currently feeling overwhelmed with life’s challenges and twisted emotions? Whether you’re a teen navigating the maze of adolescence; a student striving for excellence despite life’s distractions; a young adult maneuvering through your own independence and self-discovery; or perhaps an adult confronting societal pressures head-on, know that I understand! I have over fifteen years experience counseling others in a variety of settings and use an integrative approach to therapy.
Are you currently feeling overwhelmed with life’s challenges and twisted emotions? Whether you’re a teen navigating the maze of adolescence; a student striving for excellence despite life’s distractions; a young adult maneuvering through your own independence and self-discovery; or perhaps an adult confronting societal pressures head-on, know that I understand! I have over fifteen years experience counseling others in a variety of settings and use an integrative approach to therapy.
(470) 684-2336 View (470) 684-2336
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Mesha Ellis, Relationship & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
(678) 905-7862 View (678) 905-7862
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Matthew Quick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30341
I've been in practice for over 16 years and have worked extensively with adolescent boys and men.
It's not easy for men to ask for help. First, we have to admit that what we're doing isn't working and we can't fix it. So, I know it was difficult to begin the process of looking for the right therapist. "Who do I trust?" Will he understand the challenges I'm facing? With my relationship, my anxiety, my stress, my sexuality? With so many risks that come along with asking for help, no wonder men are substantially underserved in mental health - we aren't reaching out.
I've been in practice for over 16 years and have worked extensively with adolescent boys and men.
It's not easy for men to ask for help. First, we have to admit that what we're doing isn't working and we can't fix it. So, I know it was difficult to begin the process of looking for the right therapist. "Who do I trust?" Will he understand the challenges I'm facing? With my relationship, my anxiety, my stress, my sexuality? With so many risks that come along with asking for help, no wonder men are substantially underserved in mental health - we aren't reaching out.
(404) 390-4877 View (404) 390-4877
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Mariah Dantzler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308
I speak teen. I want my clients to go from a place of surviving to thriving. I’m here to help them uncover how to find joy + perseverance in life by connecting deeper with themselves and others through the use of therapeutic strategies + interventions that they can carry with them forever. I have my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in adolescent development. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) modalities to provide an individualized approach to therapy. Below age 10 I offer parenting sessions.
I speak teen. I want my clients to go from a place of surviving to thriving. I’m here to help them uncover how to find joy + perseverance in life by connecting deeper with themselves and others through the use of therapeutic strategies + interventions that they can carry with them forever. I have my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in adolescent development. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) modalities to provide an individualized approach to therapy. Below age 10 I offer parenting sessions.
(678) 616-2354 View (678) 616-2354
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Jessica Salgado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Before I tell you about how I practice, let me tell you that I am happy you are seeking help. This first step is major and life changing, I applaud you for the strength you are using. Change is normal and at times expected, but it can also cause stress and wreak havoc in our lives, disrupting it. Sometimes the change is traumatic and unexpected and can cause our moods to shift, or behavior to change. Therapy can help when the changes that occur in your life that affect your everyday life. Are you seeking help for your child, adolescent, or yourself?
Before I tell you about how I practice, let me tell you that I am happy you are seeking help. This first step is major and life changing, I applaud you for the strength you are using. Change is normal and at times expected, but it can also cause stress and wreak havoc in our lives, disrupting it. Sometimes the change is traumatic and unexpected and can cause our moods to shift, or behavior to change. Therapy can help when the changes that occur in your life that affect your everyday life. Are you seeking help for your child, adolescent, or yourself?
(866) 738-3081 View (866) 738-3081
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Cassady Buck
MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30319
I get it. It can be hard to take that next step in life when you don’t know where to turn next. Feeling stuck and helpless doesn't have to be permanent in your life. It is my goal to work with clients and journey with them through their challenges, trials, and personal growth. Areas in which I provide services include: individual, relationship, marriage, and family counseling while addressing the following areas: Career coaching, anxiety, depression, child & adolescent, relationship issues, coping skills, self esteem, self improvement, vocational, trauma, and life transitions.
I get it. It can be hard to take that next step in life when you don’t know where to turn next. Feeling stuck and helpless doesn't have to be permanent in your life. It is my goal to work with clients and journey with them through their challenges, trials, and personal growth. Areas in which I provide services include: individual, relationship, marriage, and family counseling while addressing the following areas: Career coaching, anxiety, depression, child & adolescent, relationship issues, coping skills, self esteem, self improvement, vocational, trauma, and life transitions.
(404) 348-0983 View (404) 348-0983
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Psych Diagnostics Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30312
Psych Diagnostics Psychological Services offers computerized Continuous Performance Test (CPT) for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that helps to accurately diagnose ADHD and measure medication efficacy and other forms of treatment interventions for children, adolescent and adults with ADHD; both the Hyperactive/ Impulsive and Inattentive subtypes.
Dr. Pemberton specializes in computerized diagnostic testing procedures and also provides psychotherapy for children with mental health disorders such as Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. He also administers psychological evaluations and provides psychotherapy services for adults with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Pemberton works in close collaboration with other clinical psychologists who provide services in other areas of psychological specializations. Dr. Pemberton has taught for several semesters at the University of the Virgin Islands Liberal Arts and Social Science Division.
Psych Diagnostics Psychological Services offers computerized Continuous Performance Test (CPT) for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that helps to accurately diagnose ADHD and measure medication efficacy and other forms of treatment interventions for children, adolescent and adults with ADHD; both the Hyperactive/ Impulsive and Inattentive subtypes.
Dr. Pemberton specializes in computerized diagnostic testing procedures and also provides psychotherapy for children with mental health disorders such as Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. He also administers psychological evaluations and provides psychotherapy services for adults with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Pemberton works in close collaboration with other clinical psychologists who provide services in other areas of psychological specializations. Dr. Pemberton has taught for several semesters at the University of the Virgin Islands Liberal Arts and Social Science Division.
(470) 309-0323 View (470) 309-0323
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Sue Warshal
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Psychoeducation Assessments: Providing child, adolescent, and young adult assessments for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Gifted testing and Social/Emotional issues.
Psychotherapy: In a supportive, solution-focused approach, we will explore the issues, learn new coping skills, and strive to achieve your personal goals. Individual, couples and family therapy is available. We'll work together to better understand the challenges you're facing, which may lead to discovering alternative thought processes and/or different ways to navigate the situation. I lean heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems, while integrating other treatment modalities.
Psychoeducation Assessments: Providing child, adolescent, and young adult assessments for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Gifted testing and Social/Emotional issues.
Psychotherapy: In a supportive, solution-focused approach, we will explore the issues, learn new coping skills, and strive to achieve your personal goals. Individual, couples and family therapy is available. We'll work together to better understand the challenges you're facing, which may lead to discovering alternative thought processes and/or different ways to navigate the situation. I lean heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems, while integrating other treatment modalities.
(404) 836-3553 View (404) 836-3553
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Dr. Kietra Winn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30345
I offer therapeutic support for women post breakup, navigating generational relationship challenges with families and communication challenges between mothers and their adolescent daughters.
If there were no limits, what would you accomplish? Has anger or anxiety gotten in the way of your dreams? Are you having a difficult time recovering from or letting go of an unhealthy relationship? Is your past preventing you from moving forward? Just know that you have everything within you to overcome your past hurts. More importantly, it is never too late to start over. I use a non-judgmental, empowerment centered approach to help you face your fears and begin your journey towards self-acceptance and goal achievement.
I offer therapeutic support for women post breakup, navigating generational relationship challenges with families and communication challenges between mothers and their adolescent daughters.
If there were no limits, what would you accomplish? Has anger or anxiety gotten in the way of your dreams? Are you having a difficult time recovering from or letting go of an unhealthy relationship? Is your past preventing you from moving forward? Just know that you have everything within you to overcome your past hurts. More importantly, it is never too late to start over. I use a non-judgmental, empowerment centered approach to help you face your fears and begin your journey towards self-acceptance and goal achievement.
(404) 737-1814 View (404) 737-1814
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Abigail Cherry
Counselor, MA, APC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who specializes in working with students of any age and young adults. Whether you are a child struggling with school-related anxiety, a teen navigating a change-filled year, or an adult going through the daily challenges of life, I work with clients to address your unique needs. I strive to offer comfort where people of all ages can explore their emotions, confront their fears, and find effective coping strategies. My approach is rooted in empathy, fun, and a commitment to empowering clients to regain control over their lives.
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who specializes in working with students of any age and young adults. Whether you are a child struggling with school-related anxiety, a teen navigating a change-filled year, or an adult going through the daily challenges of life, I work with clients to address your unique needs. I strive to offer comfort where people of all ages can explore their emotions, confront their fears, and find effective coping strategies. My approach is rooted in empathy, fun, and a commitment to empowering clients to regain control over their lives.
(470) 518-4498 View (470) 518-4498
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Joy Ssebikindu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
I also do parenting consultations and behavior modification treatment for children and adolescent (ages 4+).
Kate Braestrup says it best: "I'm not here to keep you from freaking out. I'm here to be with you while you freak out, or grieve or laugh or suffer or sing. It is a ministry of presence. It is showing up with a loving heart." I truly believe that everyone could benefit from psychotherapy at some point in their lives -- we all need support. Taking the step towards seeking help of any kind can sometimes be difficult. I consider it a privilege to be chosen to walk out life's challenges with you.
I also do parenting consultations and behavior modification treatment for children and adolescent (ages 4+).
Kate Braestrup says it best: "I'm not here to keep you from freaking out. I'm here to be with you while you freak out, or grieve or laugh or suffer or sing. It is a ministry of presence. It is showing up with a loving heart." I truly believe that everyone could benefit from psychotherapy at some point in their lives -- we all need support. Taking the step towards seeking help of any kind can sometimes be difficult. I consider it a privilege to be chosen to walk out life's challenges with you.
(404) 496-8076 View (404) 496-8076
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Nicole Rubin
Counselor, Counsel, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Sometimes the families that look perfect on the outside struggle behind closed doors. Moms are grappling to make picture-perfect Pinterest parties for kids who barely speak to them, make sure her parents can still live independently, connect to husbands who are trying to succeed amid the stresses of work, all while surpassing expectations at the office. It's hard to explain to your teenager why they should have to work for their trip to Europe because it builds "character", in a Kardashian society.
Sometimes the families that look perfect on the outside struggle behind closed doors. Moms are grappling to make picture-perfect Pinterest parties for kids who barely speak to them, make sure her parents can still live independently, connect to husbands who are trying to succeed amid the stresses of work, all while surpassing expectations at the office. It's hard to explain to your teenager why they should have to work for their trip to Europe because it builds "character", in a Kardashian society.
(678) 568-2701 View (678) 568-2701
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Dr. Sharon Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
I specialize in juvenile delinquency, teen gender dysphoria, women considering abortion, prenatal smoking cessation.
Mental Health Counseling is a process by which the therapist and client work together to help improve their quality of life as it relates to healing, personal and spiritual growth, and development. Everyone at some point in time has challenges in their life and needs help dealing with those challenges by sharing their thoughts and feelings in a private, comfortable setting that will ultimately help them to improve their quality of life. My goals are to help clients be the best version of themselves.
I specialize in juvenile delinquency, teen gender dysphoria, women considering abortion, prenatal smoking cessation.
Mental Health Counseling is a process by which the therapist and client work together to help improve their quality of life as it relates to healing, personal and spiritual growth, and development. Everyone at some point in time has challenges in their life and needs help dealing with those challenges by sharing their thoughts and feelings in a private, comfortable setting that will ultimately help them to improve their quality of life. My goals are to help clients be the best version of themselves.
(404) 476-7905 View (404) 476-7905
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Alexis Beckford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
Are you the parent of a child or teen struggling with mental health or behavioral challenges? Or a young adult feeling like an emotional hostage to any trauma or stressors experienced in your early life? Life is too short to allow emotional distress, trauma, negative relationships, or mental health and behavioral challenges to shackle you. Imagine a life where you or for parents, your child, are actively healing from emotional pain, and have successfully found meaning and purpose in your school/work, relationships, and other life areas. This life IS possible.
Are you the parent of a child or teen struggling with mental health or behavioral challenges? Or a young adult feeling like an emotional hostage to any trauma or stressors experienced in your early life? Life is too short to allow emotional distress, trauma, negative relationships, or mental health and behavioral challenges to shackle you. Imagine a life where you or for parents, your child, are actively healing from emotional pain, and have successfully found meaning and purpose in your school/work, relationships, and other life areas. This life IS possible.
(678) 831-7248 View (678) 831-7248
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Patrice Eustache Jucks
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
From the first session, I encourage hope and inner strength in all of my clients. It is my view that all individuals have good qualities, the capability to do well, and have the desire to make changes in their lives. In addition, I believe that negative thinking has a strong effect on people's behaviors and that if they can shift their thinking in a positive manner, they will be motivated and drawn to more pleasant outcomes. I have conducted individual, family, and group therapy in areas such as major life changes, depression, anxiety, and teen issues.
From the first session, I encourage hope and inner strength in all of my clients. It is my view that all individuals have good qualities, the capability to do well, and have the desire to make changes in their lives. In addition, I believe that negative thinking has a strong effect on people's behaviors and that if they can shift their thinking in a positive manner, they will be motivated and drawn to more pleasant outcomes. I have conducted individual, family, and group therapy in areas such as major life changes, depression, anxiety, and teen issues.
(678) 685-8896 View (678) 685-8896
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.