Therapists for Teens in Louisville, KY

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Chelsea Mitchell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40241
Does your child or teenager appear anxious, irritable, or distant? Have they experienced a traumatic event? Do you find your current parenting strategies are ineffective? As a Clinical Psychologist, I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) that is research-based and time-limited. My speciality areas include obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, separation anxiety, specific phobia's, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Does your child or teenager appear anxious, irritable, or distant? Have they experienced a traumatic event? Do you find your current parenting strategies are ineffective? As a Clinical Psychologist, I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) that is research-based and time-limited. My speciality areas include obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, separation anxiety, specific phobia's, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(502) 618-2060 View (502) 618-2060
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Laura Milbourne
MS, MA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40223
I specialize in counseling women and adolescent girls (ages 13 and up).
If you are looking for a Christian counselor who is professionally trained, experienced and committed to a biblical counseling approach, I am likely an ideal fit for you! I am professionally trained and experienced as a counselor with over a decade of experience in the mental health and counseling field. I am a committed Christian and use a biblical and Christ-centered approach to counseling. The unique approach to counseling that I offer has helped my counselees to experience significant life-transformation and freedom. I would love for you to experience that life-transformation and freedom as well!
I specialize in counseling women and adolescent girls (ages 13 and up).
If you are looking for a Christian counselor who is professionally trained, experienced and committed to a biblical counseling approach, I am likely an ideal fit for you! I am professionally trained and experienced as a counselor with over a decade of experience in the mental health and counseling field. I am a committed Christian and use a biblical and Christ-centered approach to counseling. The unique approach to counseling that I offer has helped my counselees to experience significant life-transformation and freedom. I would love for you to experience that life-transformation and freedom as well!
(502) 837-9380 View (502) 837-9380
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Alexandria Pruitt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40243
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has committed my training and practice to helping children, adolescents, and families navigate psychological diagnoses compounded by medical complications. I deliver evidence-based treatments to individuals, groups, and families in a compassionate and solution focused manner. I also lead a perfectionism group, a body image group, and an adolescent support group.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has committed my training and practice to helping children, adolescents, and families navigate psychological diagnoses compounded by medical complications. I deliver evidence-based treatments to individuals, groups, and families in a compassionate and solution focused manner. I also lead a perfectionism group, a body image group, and an adolescent support group.
(502) 289-1843 View (502) 289-1843
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Kimberle Scruggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
Seeking help is an important decision; choosing who can help is just as important. I have experience working with a variety of mental health and behavioral issues including anger management, adolescent behavioral issues, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship conflict, and family therapy. I offer these services through individual and family counseling to adolescents and adults. LGBTQ+ Friendly.
Seeking help is an important decision; choosing who can help is just as important. I have experience working with a variety of mental health and behavioral issues including anger management, adolescent behavioral issues, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship conflict, and family therapy. I offer these services through individual and family counseling to adolescents and adults. LGBTQ+ Friendly.
(502) 354-4571 View (502) 354-4571
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Charmaine M Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
Waitlist for new clients
CURRENTLY, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Are you ready to live, love and lead abundantly, but is seems as though 'something' is hindering you from living a life filled with joy, peace and happiness? Has a series of unfortunate life event(s) or toxic relationships resulted in you feeling 'weighed down'? Is your adolescent experiencing behavioral issues in school and at home? Does your relationship need a serious 'double dip' of enrichment? Do you feel as though you are at a crossroad in your personal, professional, emotional or spiritual life?
CURRENTLY, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Are you ready to live, love and lead abundantly, but is seems as though 'something' is hindering you from living a life filled with joy, peace and happiness? Has a series of unfortunate life event(s) or toxic relationships resulted in you feeling 'weighed down'? Is your adolescent experiencing behavioral issues in school and at home? Does your relationship need a serious 'double dip' of enrichment? Do you feel as though you are at a crossroad in your personal, professional, emotional or spiritual life?
(502) 804-5410 View (502) 804-5410
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Cassandra D Harris-Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40243
I provide individual, couple, family and group therapy in the various areas of mental health, marriage, substance abuse, relationship difficulty, family conflicts, adolescent treatment other life challenging issues.
Cassandra D. Harris-Gray is the CEO of Creative Spirits Networks, INC a full serviced outpatient mental health corporation. Cassandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(LMFT), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor(LCADC), and Mental Health Coach. I work with clients utilizing strength based competences to promote and navigate through life changes. She has authored her first book "90 Days of Power" and has served as a monthly columnist, a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and relationship seminar leader. She has over 20 plus years of clinical practice working with clients to create change.
I provide individual, couple, family and group therapy in the various areas of mental health, marriage, substance abuse, relationship difficulty, family conflicts, adolescent treatment other life challenging issues.
Cassandra D. Harris-Gray is the CEO of Creative Spirits Networks, INC a full serviced outpatient mental health corporation. Cassandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(LMFT), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor(LCADC), and Mental Health Coach. I work with clients utilizing strength based competences to promote and navigate through life changes. She has authored her first book "90 Days of Power" and has served as a monthly columnist, a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and relationship seminar leader. She has over 20 plus years of clinical practice working with clients to create change.
(502) 410-4138 View (502) 410-4138
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Benjamin Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
Benjamin Edwards is a licensed clinical social worker. He received his master's degree in social work from the University of Louisville. He has worked with clients of all ages in outpatient and inpatient settings and specializes in therapy with child, adolescent and young adult clients. His areas of interest include trauma, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), self-injurious behaviors, anxiety and depression. His therapeutic approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness exercises, frustration tolerance and motivational interviewing. Benjamin Edwards treats patients between the ages of 10 and 35.
Benjamin Edwards is a licensed clinical social worker. He received his master's degree in social work from the University of Louisville. He has worked with clients of all ages in outpatient and inpatient settings and specializes in therapy with child, adolescent and young adult clients. His areas of interest include trauma, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), self-injurious behaviors, anxiety and depression. His therapeutic approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness exercises, frustration tolerance and motivational interviewing. Benjamin Edwards treats patients between the ages of 10 and 35.
(502) 273-5940 View (502) 273-5940
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Kristi S Briscoe
MD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40241
Does your son or daughter struggle because they can't seem to pay attention in school? Or, does your child have trouble completing homework or chores? Or, maybe it seems like your child is always "bouncing off the walls"? Have you been told your child or teen may have ADHD or ADD? Are you concerned that your child may not be receiving an optimal level of care? Perhaps I can help. 𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑬𝑿𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑻 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝑺𝑷𝑬𝑪𝑰𝑨𝑳𝑰𝒁𝑬𝑺 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫.
Does your son or daughter struggle because they can't seem to pay attention in school? Or, does your child have trouble completing homework or chores? Or, maybe it seems like your child is always "bouncing off the walls"? Have you been told your child or teen may have ADHD or ADD? Are you concerned that your child may not be receiving an optimal level of care? Perhaps I can help. 𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑬𝑿𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑻 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝑺𝑷𝑬𝑪𝑰𝑨𝑳𝑰𝒁𝑬𝑺 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑨𝑫𝑯𝑫.
(502) 383-4831 View (502) 383-4831
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Dr. Jamie Brodarick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40241
If you and your family are facing a major life transition (launching an adolescent, retirement, menopause, divorce, or remarriage), I can help you navigate the uncertainty of these changes.
For over 15 years, I have helped clients improve their most important relationships. I have found that when we experience conflict, communication challenges, a lack of emotional/physical intimacy, or have unmet needs, we can struggle to feel complete. Whether I am working with an individual client, a couple, or an entire family system, I can support you in strengthening your intimate relationships. I specialize in maternal mental health (infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum), premarital and marital counseling, parent-child interactions, and extended family (in-laws, siblings, and family of origin) dynamics.
If you and your family are facing a major life transition (launching an adolescent, retirement, menopause, divorce, or remarriage), I can help you navigate the uncertainty of these changes.
For over 15 years, I have helped clients improve their most important relationships. I have found that when we experience conflict, communication challenges, a lack of emotional/physical intimacy, or have unmet needs, we can struggle to feel complete. Whether I am working with an individual client, a couple, or an entire family system, I can support you in strengthening your intimate relationships. I specialize in maternal mental health (infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum), premarital and marital counseling, parent-child interactions, and extended family (in-laws, siblings, and family of origin) dynamics.
(502) 236-5075 View (502) 236-5075
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Kristin Leigh Tribbett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCN
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40220
All experiences are unique and allowing me to help with your personal journey is an honor. I am trained and experienced in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal relationship difficulties, child and adolescent emotional and behavioral difficulties and school related problems. I primarily utilize Neurofeedback, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and other expressive approaches.
All experiences are unique and allowing me to help with your personal journey is an honor. I am trained and experienced in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal relationship difficulties, child and adolescent emotional and behavioral difficulties and school related problems. I primarily utilize Neurofeedback, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and other expressive approaches.
(502) 653-0214 View (502) 653-0214
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Victoria Edwards
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ed S, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
Do you feel lost as a parent? Do you feel as though you didn't have the proper role model(s), or that your kids should have come with a manual? Maybe you feel like everything you do annoys your teenager or your toddler ignores everything you say. Or are you a teen who's tired of feeling misunderstood? Are you ready to develop more efficient communication and conflict resolution skills, so you can be better understood by your friends and family? Either way, you're ready and willing to make changes!
Do you feel lost as a parent? Do you feel as though you didn't have the proper role model(s), or that your kids should have come with a manual? Maybe you feel like everything you do annoys your teenager or your toddler ignores everything you say. Or are you a teen who's tired of feeling misunderstood? Are you ready to develop more efficient communication and conflict resolution skills, so you can be better understood by your friends and family? Either way, you're ready and willing to make changes!
(502) 273-5986 View (502) 273-5986
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Jonathan A. Butler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
There is so much noise pulling teenagers and individuals toward a false sense of self that they forget what is needed/wanted in the first place. While feeling stuck you want to move forward to experience flourishing and allow the noise to fade away. As the noise subsides you can start taking steps to become the teenager, man, couple, family you know you were meant to become.
There is so much noise pulling teenagers and individuals toward a false sense of self that they forget what is needed/wanted in the first place. While feeling stuck you want to move forward to experience flourishing and allow the noise to fade away. As the noise subsides you can start taking steps to become the teenager, man, couple, family you know you were meant to become.
(502) 305-7357 View (502) 305-7357
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Bennett Alldredge
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Whether you’re a teenager, young adult, or parent seeking guidance for your child, I am here to offer support and facilitate positive change.
Taking new clients now! I specialize in working with teenagers and young adults. I also work with children ages 5 and older and with their parents. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in this age group, I believe I can provide a safe and supportive environment for you or your child to explore your concerns and develop healthy strategies for love and healing. I have developed a particular interest in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, spiritual harm, and concerns faced by those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Whether you’re a teenager, young adult, or parent seeking guidance for your child, I am here to offer support and facilitate positive change.
Taking new clients now! I specialize in working with teenagers and young adults. I also work with children ages 5 and older and with their parents. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in this age group, I believe I can provide a safe and supportive environment for you or your child to explore your concerns and develop healthy strategies for love and healing. I have developed a particular interest in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, spiritual harm, and concerns faced by those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
(502) 771-8667 View (502) 771-8667
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Richard N Ballard
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CADC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
Sometimes life can be hard. We can get trapped living in the problem rather than the solution. Let's work together to make the changes you want. Although I enjoy working with all client types, my specialty is in substance abuse and codependency. I particularly enjoy working with adolescent and young adult males who are struggling with "failure to launch" issues as they make the transition to becoming responsible adults. My motto is "people will not care how much you know until they know how much you care." Building a positive client/therapist relationship sets the basis for growth.
Sometimes life can be hard. We can get trapped living in the problem rather than the solution. Let's work together to make the changes you want. Although I enjoy working with all client types, my specialty is in substance abuse and codependency. I particularly enjoy working with adolescent and young adult males who are struggling with "failure to launch" issues as they make the transition to becoming responsible adults. My motto is "people will not care how much you know until they know how much you care." Building a positive client/therapist relationship sets the basis for growth.
(502) 410-4843 View (502) 410-4843
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Stephanie Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40243
I accept new teen clients only with a diagnosis of (or traits of) autism spectrum disorder; I do not accept new clients over the age of 15.
I am a pediatric psychologist with 25 years experience in the field of mental health, having worked exclusively with children and teens for the past 20 years. I have experience in treating a wide range of problems, but I am especially skilled in working with those who are neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD) as well as children who struggle with anxiety, OCD, social delays and sensory issues. I will work with you and your child to help clarify goals for treatment. I believe that treatment should be individualized to the needs of both the client and the family, that uniqueness should be celebrated and that strengths should be built upon.
I accept new teen clients only with a diagnosis of (or traits of) autism spectrum disorder; I do not accept new clients over the age of 15.
I am a pediatric psychologist with 25 years experience in the field of mental health, having worked exclusively with children and teens for the past 20 years. I have experience in treating a wide range of problems, but I am especially skilled in working with those who are neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD) as well as children who struggle with anxiety, OCD, social delays and sensory issues. I will work with you and your child to help clarify goals for treatment. I believe that treatment should be individualized to the needs of both the client and the family, that uniqueness should be celebrated and that strengths should be built upon.
(502) 842-4751 View (502) 842-4751
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Kristen Duncan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223
Has family life not turned out how you hoped? Do you feel disconnected from your child, your teen or your spouse? Are traditional discipline methods just not working with your child? Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling stuck? Do you need support through a difficult transition in your life? Kristen Duncan & Anchor of Hope Counseling’s mission is to serve children, teens, adults, couples, and families, helping them thrive in their relationships and in their lives.
Has family life not turned out how you hoped? Do you feel disconnected from your child, your teen or your spouse? Are traditional discipline methods just not working with your child? Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling stuck? Do you need support through a difficult transition in your life? Kristen Duncan & Anchor of Hope Counseling’s mission is to serve children, teens, adults, couples, and families, helping them thrive in their relationships and in their lives.
(502) 747-1677 View (502) 747-1677
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Dr. Karen McCurry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Is adoption part of your family story? Do you have a child or teenager who is struggling with attachment issues or has a history of trauma? Are you a parent looking for help for your child or teen who struggles with emotional difficulties or has behavior problems? Do you and your teen have conflict related to technology. Dr. Karen can help. Dr. Karen specializes in the treatment of children, teens, women, and families. She has particular expertise in adult and child attachment, parenting, women's issues, relational trauma, pre and post adoption services, and international consultation with orphan care communities.
Is adoption part of your family story? Do you have a child or teenager who is struggling with attachment issues or has a history of trauma? Are you a parent looking for help for your child or teen who struggles with emotional difficulties or has behavior problems? Do you and your teen have conflict related to technology. Dr. Karen can help. Dr. Karen specializes in the treatment of children, teens, women, and families. She has particular expertise in adult and child attachment, parenting, women's issues, relational trauma, pre and post adoption services, and international consultation with orphan care communities.
(502) 350-9042 View (502) 350-9042
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McClain Owens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, CSW, RYT200
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222  (Online Only)
I see adolescent and adult clients with issues like anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and abuse, attachment issues, and those facing life transitions.
Pulling from eastern and western modalities, my clients are encouraged to reach for acceptance, integration and personal peace. You are the expert of your experiences, your goals and your healing–I am here to assist you on your journey. I believe that all humans are capable and deserving of healing, and through our work together, I believe you can live out your goals to fruition.
I see adolescent and adult clients with issues like anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and abuse, attachment issues, and those facing life transitions.
Pulling from eastern and western modalities, my clients are encouraged to reach for acceptance, integration and personal peace. You are the expert of your experiences, your goals and your healing–I am here to assist you on your journey. I believe that all humans are capable and deserving of healing, and through our work together, I believe you can live out your goals to fruition.
(502) 735-1276 View (502) 735-1276
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Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Kilgore provides a wide range of individual and group services such as marriage/relationship counseling, parenting, psychological testing, clergy/congregational care, grief, loss, depression, addiction/substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, autism, anxiety, and divorce recovery; but excel in child/adolescent therapy.
Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center is a not-for-profit faith sensitive counseling center that has been healing the mind, body and spirit of individuals and families for 33 years. Our mission is to meet the emotional and mental health needs of those in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Kilgore integrates and leverages behavioral sciences and takes a holistic approach of working by, with and through you to improve your quality of life. We serve the Louisville greater area and will serve and meet you where you are regardless of your background, experience, and situation.
Kilgore provides a wide range of individual and group services such as marriage/relationship counseling, parenting, psychological testing, clergy/congregational care, grief, loss, depression, addiction/substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, autism, anxiety, and divorce recovery; but excel in child/adolescent therapy.
Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center is a not-for-profit faith sensitive counseling center that has been healing the mind, body and spirit of individuals and families for 33 years. Our mission is to meet the emotional and mental health needs of those in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Kilgore integrates and leverages behavioral sciences and takes a holistic approach of working by, with and through you to improve your quality of life. We serve the Louisville greater area and will serve and meet you where you are regardless of your background, experience, and situation.
(502) 532-8172 x18 View (502) 532-8172 x18
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Laurel Sims-Stewart
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, ATR, IMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40204
Waitlist for new clients
Taking the first step toward your own healing or help for your teen can feel overwhelming, but with the right support it doesn't have to be. I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and person-centered environment for each of my clients. My goal is to walk with you on this journey, empowering you or your teen to feel confident in making positive changes.
Taking the first step toward your own healing or help for your teen can feel overwhelming, but with the right support it doesn't have to be. I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and person-centered environment for each of my clients. My goal is to walk with you on this journey, empowering you or your teen to feel confident in making positive changes.
(502) 309-2913 View (502) 309-2913
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.