Therapists for Teens in Boston, MA

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Samuel Skeen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I see individuals with a wide range of ages and presenting concerns, however I specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, and in adolescent psychotherapy.
With any and all presenting concerns, I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment. I have an integrative approach, with a particular focus on motivational enhancement, insight oriented exploration of past experiences, and when appropriate, specific tools and coping strategies. I use a number of research backed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols, which are proven to be effective in treating anxiety and depression. However, I am careful to use these methods in the context of a client centered and welcoming environment which accounts for an individual's particular needs, experiences, and readiness to change.
I see individuals with a wide range of ages and presenting concerns, however I specialize in treating anxiety, OCD, and in adolescent psychotherapy.
With any and all presenting concerns, I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment. I have an integrative approach, with a particular focus on motivational enhancement, insight oriented exploration of past experiences, and when appropriate, specific tools and coping strategies. I use a number of research backed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols, which are proven to be effective in treating anxiety and depression. However, I am careful to use these methods in the context of a client centered and welcoming environment which accounts for an individual's particular needs, experiences, and readiness to change.
(781) 556-6138 View (781) 556-6138
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Anna Docurral
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
I am certified in trauma therapy and have worked in a wide variety of crisis settings including the emergency room and child/adolescent inpatient psychiatry units.
My clients are typically between ages 3-19 years old and present with a wide variety of strengths and opportunities for further growth. My passion is working with young children, latency age youth, adolescents, and their families who have experienced trauma. I firmly believe that children and families are resilient and have the power to heal and recreate narratives that reflect their inner strength.
I am certified in trauma therapy and have worked in a wide variety of crisis settings including the emergency room and child/adolescent inpatient psychiatry units.
My clients are typically between ages 3-19 years old and present with a wide variety of strengths and opportunities for further growth. My passion is working with young children, latency age youth, adolescents, and their families who have experienced trauma. I firmly believe that children and families are resilient and have the power to heal and recreate narratives that reflect their inner strength.
(617) 855-0382 View (617) 855-0382
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Dewin Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I offer individual and couples tele-therapy and child and adolescent counseling with specialities delivering LGBTQIA2S Affirmative therapy to Black, Latinx and immigrant communities.
Embracing Healing Justice (HJ) is a transformative journey towards dismantling the oppressive structures that affect our mental well-being. This framework, intricately woven with threads of racial, disability, and economic justice, empowers us to interrupt the chains of systemic oppression. My commitment lies in championing vulnerable populations, employing a person-centered, holistic and solution-focused approach. I support my clients in navigating the intricate tapestry of social identities to foster healing, resilience and transformative change.
I offer individual and couples tele-therapy and child and adolescent counseling with specialities delivering LGBTQIA2S Affirmative therapy to Black, Latinx and immigrant communities.
Embracing Healing Justice (HJ) is a transformative journey towards dismantling the oppressive structures that affect our mental well-being. This framework, intricately woven with threads of racial, disability, and economic justice, empowers us to interrupt the chains of systemic oppression. My commitment lies in championing vulnerable populations, employing a person-centered, holistic and solution-focused approach. I support my clients in navigating the intricate tapestry of social identities to foster healing, resilience and transformative change.
(857) 367-1069 View (857) 367-1069
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Marielis Miranda
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
, I service ALL clients; and specialize in anxiety, depression, adolescent and adulthood transitions.
You are not alone. Life is full of ups and downs, with many challenges. Each transition can bring stress, anxiety, fear, insecurities, and negative emotions. Together we can embark on YOUR journey of self-discovery, by building daily skills around empathy, self compassion building healthy relationships.
, I service ALL clients; and specialize in anxiety, depression, adolescent and adulthood transitions.
You are not alone. Life is full of ups and downs, with many challenges. Each transition can bring stress, anxiety, fear, insecurities, and negative emotions. Together we can embark on YOUR journey of self-discovery, by building daily skills around empathy, self compassion building healthy relationships.
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
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Kelsey Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with adolescent girls and young adult women (ages 10-25). I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, self harm, suicidal ideation, familial challenges, and relationship changes. I am committed to fostering a safe and comfortable experience to help my clients do the important work of understanding the most troubling parts of their lives and relationships.
I specialize in working with adolescent girls and young adult women (ages 10-25). I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, self harm, suicidal ideation, familial challenges, and relationship changes. I am committed to fostering a safe and comfortable experience to help my clients do the important work of understanding the most troubling parts of their lives and relationships.
(781) 645-4832 View (781) 645-4832
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Sid Mondell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108
I have been operating a general clinical practice serving adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples for over 20 years. My professional orientation is client-centered and problem solving/solution focused – integrating cognitive and family systems approaches. My services offered include brief treatment, intermittent treatment, longer term treatment, individual, couples, and family therapy. Referral problems typically include mood disorders, relationship problems, parenting problems, family adjustment problems, trauma and abuse issues, anxiety disorders, loss and bereavement issues, marital issues and post-divorce adjustment, and adolescent behavior problems.
I have been operating a general clinical practice serving adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples for over 20 years. My professional orientation is client-centered and problem solving/solution focused – integrating cognitive and family systems approaches. My services offered include brief treatment, intermittent treatment, longer term treatment, individual, couples, and family therapy. Referral problems typically include mood disorders, relationship problems, parenting problems, family adjustment problems, trauma and abuse issues, anxiety disorders, loss and bereavement issues, marital issues and post-divorce adjustment, and adolescent behavior problems.
(857) 367-2444 View (857) 367-2444
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Rebecca La Prade
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02127  (Online Only)
Does it feel like anxiety or other emotions hold you hostage? Or do you, your teen, or your college-aged child struggle to make sense of your emotions or feel like emotions (or running from emotions) drive your decisions? Emotions are beautiful and challenging, and I love helping teens, young adults, and adults navigate the storm. I completed my post-doc training at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the 3East Intensive Program providing adherent DBT therapy to adolescents. I have experience in a range of settings including community mental health, IOP, PHP, and Residential Treatment.
Does it feel like anxiety or other emotions hold you hostage? Or do you, your teen, or your college-aged child struggle to make sense of your emotions or feel like emotions (or running from emotions) drive your decisions? Emotions are beautiful and challenging, and I love helping teens, young adults, and adults navigate the storm. I completed my post-doc training at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the 3East Intensive Program providing adherent DBT therapy to adolescents. I have experience in a range of settings including community mental health, IOP, PHP, and Residential Treatment.
(617) 410-5538 View (617) 410-5538
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Taylor French
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself caught in the relentless grip of anxiety, your mind racing with worry even in moments of quiet? Or perhaps depression has cast a shadow over the activities that once brought you joy? For parents and guardians, are you witnessing your child or adolescent grappling with their emotions, struggling to communicate their inner world? Are you deeply concerned about your child or adolescent, wishing for them to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience? These emotions you're experiencing are valid, and they're the starting point of a transformative journey that I am here to embark on with you.
Do you find yourself caught in the relentless grip of anxiety, your mind racing with worry even in moments of quiet? Or perhaps depression has cast a shadow over the activities that once brought you joy? For parents and guardians, are you witnessing your child or adolescent grappling with their emotions, struggling to communicate their inner world? Are you deeply concerned about your child or adolescent, wishing for them to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience? These emotions you're experiencing are valid, and they're the starting point of a transformative journey that I am here to embark on with you.
(201) 614-4988 View (201) 614-4988
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Eathelda Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
Feeling alone and uncertain? Life's challenges can leave you overwhelmed. Whether it's your own struggles or concerns about your child/teen. I'm here to listen and help navigate the journey together. You don't have to face it alone.
Feeling alone and uncertain? Life's challenges can leave you overwhelmed. Whether it's your own struggles or concerns about your child/teen. I'm here to listen and help navigate the journey together. You don't have to face it alone.
(201) 425-6431 View (201) 425-6431
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Sara DeLaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
My experience includes acting as a Clinical Director in adolescent residential treatment, as a mentor & therapist in multiple settings and as Master's fellow in Cedar-Sinai's Department of Psychiatry.
Are you feeling stuck in some aspect of your life? Are you ready for a change, but are unsure of where or how to start? I would like to help! Life takes on new meaning when we look inward, develop a greater sense of purpose and feel energized. So many things can get us stuck, leaving us unsure or afraid to move forward. I want to help you figure out what is holding you back and enhance your journey of self-discovery. With 15 years of experience working with people, I have learned valuable tools to help you on your journey and have seen people make incredible progress.
My experience includes acting as a Clinical Director in adolescent residential treatment, as a mentor & therapist in multiple settings and as Master's fellow in Cedar-Sinai's Department of Psychiatry.
Are you feeling stuck in some aspect of your life? Are you ready for a change, but are unsure of where or how to start? I would like to help! Life takes on new meaning when we look inward, develop a greater sense of purpose and feel energized. So many things can get us stuck, leaving us unsure or afraid to move forward. I want to help you figure out what is holding you back and enhance your journey of self-discovery. With 15 years of experience working with people, I have learned valuable tools to help you on your journey and have seen people make incredible progress.
(424) 347-1474 View (424) 347-1474
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Kristin Breza Newcomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02118
Feeling exhausted? Overwhelmed? Irritated? Life is hard. Plain and simple. Situations and circumstances so often drive us in a direction we weren't prepared. So many of us have a hard time figuring out what to do in these moments. I have worked with nurses, doctors, educators, mothers, teen girls, college students, persons involved with DHS/DCF, birth & adoptive parents, pregnant women, LGBTQIA persons and so many others who have been through big life events, albeit trauma or otherwise, that have landed them in a place that feels dark and confusing. Anxiety can come in forms that we didn't know existed - until we are there.
Feeling exhausted? Overwhelmed? Irritated? Life is hard. Plain and simple. Situations and circumstances so often drive us in a direction we weren't prepared. So many of us have a hard time figuring out what to do in these moments. I have worked with nurses, doctors, educators, mothers, teen girls, college students, persons involved with DHS/DCF, birth & adoptive parents, pregnant women, LGBTQIA persons and so many others who have been through big life events, albeit trauma or otherwise, that have landed them in a place that feels dark and confusing. Anxiety can come in forms that we didn't know existed - until we are there.
(319) 456-4954 View (319) 456-4954
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Meghan McNeff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02135
Helping your teen to feel comfortable and seen is my priority. I believe that true growth cannot happen outside of a warm, safe relationship. There is so much happening developmentally for teens and having a judgement-free space to slow down, unpack thoughts/feelings and gain clarity/awareness can lead to immense empowerment and growth for young people.
Helping your teen to feel comfortable and seen is my priority. I believe that true growth cannot happen outside of a warm, safe relationship. There is so much happening developmentally for teens and having a judgement-free space to slow down, unpack thoughts/feelings and gain clarity/awareness can lead to immense empowerment and growth for young people.
(339) 229-6768 View (339) 229-6768
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Brent Reynolds
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I teach courses to clinical fellows on child and adolescent community-based therapy with urban youth.
Entering therapy is courageous. It can be a transformational space, a bridge from suffering to the discovery of choices that enable people to actively engage life. Depression, anxiety, fear and difficult feelings are not indicative of sickness, but rather signals that call for self-care, curiosity and empathy. I believe people's strengths are integral in the therapeutic process; I seek to help people access their humor, resilience, courage, intelligence, sensitivity and honesty throughout the healing process.
I teach courses to clinical fellows on child and adolescent community-based therapy with urban youth.
Entering therapy is courageous. It can be a transformational space, a bridge from suffering to the discovery of choices that enable people to actively engage life. Depression, anxiety, fear and difficult feelings are not indicative of sickness, but rather signals that call for self-care, curiosity and empathy. I believe people's strengths are integral in the therapeutic process; I seek to help people access their humor, resilience, courage, intelligence, sensitivity and honesty throughout the healing process.
(617) 800-6651 View (617) 800-6651
Sandra Shaheen
Psychologist, PhD, ABPdN
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome the opportunity to demystify concerns with learning, behavior, or adaptation in children of all ages and in young adults who may have longstanding difficulties. I use a battery of standardized tests in addition to interview and observation to help understand what underlies struggles, and what to do about it. A child may have anxiety and learning difficulties: what should you focus on first? A teen or young adult may have had a concussion, and problems with mood or attention which predate injury. How do we go about planning interventions which will work?
I welcome the opportunity to demystify concerns with learning, behavior, or adaptation in children of all ages and in young adults who may have longstanding difficulties. I use a battery of standardized tests in addition to interview and observation to help understand what underlies struggles, and what to do about it. A child may have anxiety and learning difficulties: what should you focus on first? A teen or young adult may have had a concussion, and problems with mood or attention which predate injury. How do we go about planning interventions which will work?
(617) 229-5447 View (617) 229-5447
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Terri Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhDE, LICSW, MSW, MSEP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02127
In our work together we will use a holistic approach, look at what is going on physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, to restore harmony and balance. My experience includes both traditional and alternative approaches to health and healing. I am a highly experienced/skilled clinician who has been in private practice and the Behavioral/Mental Health field for 30 years. I work with the entire individual, couple, family, child, adolescent - on issues spanning across the life cycle. I am Culturally Competent, sought out by a culturally diverse community and honored to serve widely ranging socio-economic-religious populations.
In our work together we will use a holistic approach, look at what is going on physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, to restore harmony and balance. My experience includes both traditional and alternative approaches to health and healing. I am a highly experienced/skilled clinician who has been in private practice and the Behavioral/Mental Health field for 30 years. I work with the entire individual, couple, family, child, adolescent - on issues spanning across the life cycle. I am Culturally Competent, sought out by a culturally diverse community and honored to serve widely ranging socio-economic-religious populations.
(617) 936-8959 View (617) 936-8959
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Irene Piryatinsky
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108
Is your child, teen or young adult falling behind at school or work? Are you worried they may fail, but want tools to help them succeed? Or, is an older family member struggling with aging, mood or cognitive changes, life transitions, or complications from a medical event like a stroke or procedure, that’s affected their thoughts, reactions, and ability to do daily tasks or work? If so, this must be taking its toll! Let me help. I understand how distressing and time-consuming these challenges can be. You need a specialist to assess the situation and give you a comprehensive plan and therapies that work.
Is your child, teen or young adult falling behind at school or work? Are you worried they may fail, but want tools to help them succeed? Or, is an older family member struggling with aging, mood or cognitive changes, life transitions, or complications from a medical event like a stroke or procedure, that’s affected their thoughts, reactions, and ability to do daily tasks or work? If so, this must be taking its toll! Let me help. I understand how distressing and time-consuming these challenges can be. You need a specialist to assess the situation and give you a comprehensive plan and therapies that work.
(617) 925-6608 View (617) 925-6608
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Behavioral Nutrition
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, RD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
We offer effective individualized nutritional treatment for disordered eating. We treat adults and adolescent women and men who struggle with binge eating, compulsive overeating, stress-eating, night-eating, bulimia and anorexia. You can get started by completing our online new patient questionnaire, found under the Contact Us page called Become a Patient.
We offer effective individualized nutritional treatment for disordered eating. We treat adults and adolescent women and men who struggle with binge eating, compulsive overeating, stress-eating, night-eating, bulimia and anorexia. You can get started by completing our online new patient questionnaire, found under the Contact Us page called Become a Patient.
(617) 405-8446 View (617) 405-8446
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Harry M Berg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108
Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance/relationship is crucial. I can then teach my patients cognitive behavioral therapy(C.B.T.) principles which can help them deal with difficult behavior patterns and improve accuracy in their thinking. Relationship issues, mood disorders, communication difficulties, and destructive "habits" are often goals presented by my clients. Specifically, I specialize in areas such as depression/ anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, loss and bereavement, child/adolescent behavioral issues and couples therapy.
Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance/relationship is crucial. I can then teach my patients cognitive behavioral therapy(C.B.T.) principles which can help them deal with difficult behavior patterns and improve accuracy in their thinking. Relationship issues, mood disorders, communication difficulties, and destructive "habits" are often goals presented by my clients. Specifically, I specialize in areas such as depression/ anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, loss and bereavement, child/adolescent behavioral issues and couples therapy.
(781) 995-4776 View (781) 995-4776
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Judy Ashway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, BCD, ACSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108
I have been a child & adolescent therapist for 49yrs., & I enjoy my work greatly. I also work with parents who want advice and guidance about parenting skills. Children can change much faster than adults, and that is why I love working with young people. I try to support their strengths, encourage their creativity, relate to them with warmth and humor. I also work with parents with children, and with parents with teens if teens want me to. I like the challenge of connecting with both children and teens, ages 4 to 20. Connecting requires intuition and open-heartedness.
I have been a child & adolescent therapist for 49yrs., & I enjoy my work greatly. I also work with parents who want advice and guidance about parenting skills. Children can change much faster than adults, and that is why I love working with young people. I try to support their strengths, encourage their creativity, relate to them with warmth and humor. I also work with parents with children, and with parents with teens if teens want me to. I like the challenge of connecting with both children and teens, ages 4 to 20. Connecting requires intuition and open-heartedness.
(617) 682-9018 View (617) 682-9018
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Rachel Fernekees
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SAC, MAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
As a child/adolescent specialist, I engage youth with humor & play.
Welcome. Whether you have been to therapy before or are trying for the first time, I aim to make therapy a place to grow & heal. My style is warm, accepting & curious. We work at a pace that is comfortable for you and draw from your strengths to get you feeling better. You have inner wisdom and choices that will bring you solutions. People meet with me to find relief from symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and OCD. I provide a unique treatment plan to suit your needs which incorporates evidence based practice and the structure of skills & behavior therapy if desired. I am a neurodiversity & LGBTQIA+ affirming provider.
As a child/adolescent specialist, I engage youth with humor & play.
Welcome. Whether you have been to therapy before or are trying for the first time, I aim to make therapy a place to grow & heal. My style is warm, accepting & curious. We work at a pace that is comfortable for you and draw from your strengths to get you feeling better. You have inner wisdom and choices that will bring you solutions. People meet with me to find relief from symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and OCD. I provide a unique treatment plan to suit your needs which incorporates evidence based practice and the structure of skills & behavior therapy if desired. I am a neurodiversity & LGBTQIA+ affirming provider.
(339) 330-1478 View (339) 330-1478
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.