Therapists for Teens in Baltimore, MD

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Della Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues? Are you stressed out in your romantic relationships? Is your teenager starting to struggle to balance school, home, and friends? At Brighter Future Counseling, I use evidenced based strategies with teens, adults, and couples to combat anxiety and depression in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. If you're feeling stuck, unhappy, or like life is in chaos, give me a call today and we can begin the journey to realizing your strength!
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues? Are you stressed out in your romantic relationships? Is your teenager starting to struggle to balance school, home, and friends? At Brighter Future Counseling, I use evidenced based strategies with teens, adults, and couples to combat anxiety and depression in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. If you're feeling stuck, unhappy, or like life is in chaos, give me a call today and we can begin the journey to realizing your strength!
(443) 249-8702 View (443) 249-8702
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Stanley I Nwogwugwu
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
I am well trained to work with adolescent and adult populations.
Dr. Stanley Nwogwugwu, LCPC, is a board approved supervisor in Maryland, with over 14 years as a psychotherapist.I am a client centered therapist which means that the client is leading the process of change and is the expert on what is going on in their life. My role as the therapist is to provided the process to effect the change. This process I believe occurs most frequently in the context of a supportive, trusting relationship, and I am skilled at building rapport with people in tough situations.
I am well trained to work with adolescent and adult populations.
Dr. Stanley Nwogwugwu, LCPC, is a board approved supervisor in Maryland, with over 14 years as a psychotherapist.I am a client centered therapist which means that the client is leading the process of change and is the expert on what is going on in their life. My role as the therapist is to provided the process to effect the change. This process I believe occurs most frequently in the context of a supportive, trusting relationship, and I am skilled at building rapport with people in tough situations.
(443) 526-7763 View (443) 526-7763
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Annie Grace Nance-Roscoe
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, DMin, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21217  (Online Only)
The focused specialty is Temperament, Pre-Marital, Marriage, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Individual Counseling, Women Issues, and Teen Counseling.
My desire as a Christian Counselor is to assist others in becoming all they were created to be in this life. Specializing in Temperament Counseling and assisting you on your journey of healing through therapeutic temperament therapy is vitally important to me. Using this method each individual is provided with constructive means of dealing with difficult issues by grasping a concept of who they are and how to improve in areas of life by setting goals. Constructive support is provided to assist in meeting these goals without being harmful to themselves or others. I am available to meet with you online in a safe environment.
The focused specialty is Temperament, Pre-Marital, Marriage, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Individual Counseling, Women Issues, and Teen Counseling.
My desire as a Christian Counselor is to assist others in becoming all they were created to be in this life. Specializing in Temperament Counseling and assisting you on your journey of healing through therapeutic temperament therapy is vitally important to me. Using this method each individual is provided with constructive means of dealing with difficult issues by grasping a concept of who they are and how to improve in areas of life by setting goals. Constructive support is provided to assist in meeting these goals without being harmful to themselves or others. I am available to meet with you online in a safe environment.
(410) 657-4555 View (410) 657-4555
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Charlotte Jeanne
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Waitlist for new clients
With my background, I lean into contextualizing behavior and changes within child/adolescent development.
Hello and welcome! I primarily do individual work with children, teens/adolescents, and adults. Some areas I most frequently support clients with are: anxiety and panic, depression, adjustments and transitions, family change, identity, and academics. I hold a BS in child development and enjoy applying a developmental lens to counseling, particularly in my work with children/teens and their families.
With my background, I lean into contextualizing behavior and changes within child/adolescent development.
Hello and welcome! I primarily do individual work with children, teens/adolescents, and adults. Some areas I most frequently support clients with are: anxiety and panic, depression, adjustments and transitions, family change, identity, and academics. I hold a BS in child development and enjoy applying a developmental lens to counseling, particularly in my work with children/teens and their families.
(443) 296-5270 View (443) 296-5270
Adedayo Adeala
Counselor, CRC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21202
My ideal client is an adolescent attending high school, whose dealing with emotional issues in their school settings, they're in need of some guidance in determining an appropriate identity and career path. They're seeking vocational guidance from a lack of understanding of the world of work and how their unique abilities and skills fit into it.
My ideal client is an adolescent attending high school, whose dealing with emotional issues in their school settings, they're in need of some guidance in determining an appropriate identity and career path. They're seeking vocational guidance from a lack of understanding of the world of work and how their unique abilities and skills fit into it.
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Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
By 2026, Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services will be a leading provider of culturally competent, trauma informed and strengths based outpatient mental health services for women and adolescent girls (ages 16 and older) in Baltimore City. Our mission is to provide individuals and families in Baltimore City with the evidence based mental health services that will equip them with the skills needed to improve their quality of life. These services include intake assessments and therapy sessions with individuals. At this time, all of our services are virtual.
By 2026, Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services will be a leading provider of culturally competent, trauma informed and strengths based outpatient mental health services for women and adolescent girls (ages 16 and older) in Baltimore City. Our mission is to provide individuals and families in Baltimore City with the evidence based mental health services that will equip them with the skills needed to improve their quality of life. These services include intake assessments and therapy sessions with individuals. At this time, all of our services are virtual.
(667) 201-6092 View (667) 201-6092
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Edwin Terrence Alspaugh
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Finding solutions, achieving goals, discovering strengths, improving relationships - to reach such positive objectives, I use an integrated therapeutic approach that draws upon evidence-based treatment interventions and creative modalities tailored to the unique needs of the individual. With over 20 years of counseling experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients and client issues: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, adolescent/parent conflicts, family therapy, couples counseling, grief and loss. To see tips on Burnout and Stress: https://youtu.be/lv86GFIacao To see couples tips, go to YouTube and search for Terrence Alspaugh.
Finding solutions, achieving goals, discovering strengths, improving relationships - to reach such positive objectives, I use an integrated therapeutic approach that draws upon evidence-based treatment interventions and creative modalities tailored to the unique needs of the individual. With over 20 years of counseling experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients and client issues: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, adolescent/parent conflicts, family therapy, couples counseling, grief and loss. To see tips on Burnout and Stress: https://youtu.be/lv86GFIacao To see couples tips, go to YouTube and search for Terrence Alspaugh.
(443) 695-6810 View (443) 695-6810
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Jennifer Levine LCPC
Counselor, LCPC-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
I have worked with the adolescent population within the school setting as a special educator and school counselor.
My areas of strength are relationship building and my compassion and warmth when working with adolescents and adults. I am able to build a sense of strength and hope with clients that I work with in treatment. I have a realistic and reasonable approach in meeting the individual needs of clients. I believe that each person requires personalized treatment and needs to be communicated with throughout the therapy process.
I have worked with the adolescent population within the school setting as a special educator and school counselor.
My areas of strength are relationship building and my compassion and warmth when working with adolescents and adults. I am able to build a sense of strength and hope with clients that I work with in treatment. I have a realistic and reasonable approach in meeting the individual needs of clients. I believe that each person requires personalized treatment and needs to be communicated with throughout the therapy process.
(443) 856-2953 View (443) 856-2953
Debbi g Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21208
I received my Master's in Social Work, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 1999. I then trained at Jewish Family Services where I practiced for 11 years, seeing children, adults and families. In 2009, I began work at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt where I received extensive training in the Maudsley Method/ Family Based Therapy Approach to treating Anorexia in adolescent patients and working with their families. Additionally, I have training in Sand Tray Therapy, a nonverbal modality that is helpful with the treatment of trauma as well as other concerns.
I received my Master's in Social Work, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 1999. I then trained at Jewish Family Services where I practiced for 11 years, seeing children, adults and families. In 2009, I began work at the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt where I received extensive training in the Maudsley Method/ Family Based Therapy Approach to treating Anorexia in adolescent patients and working with their families. Additionally, I have training in Sand Tray Therapy, a nonverbal modality that is helpful with the treatment of trauma as well as other concerns.
(410) 807-3844 View (410) 807-3844
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Ana Lucia G Maciel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MD, LCPC-S
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21204  (Online Only)
My training in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and psychotherapy assists me in better understanding the different developmental stages of life.
My therapeutic approach is to work with you identifying your potential and the factors that maybe preventing you from achieving your goals. Together we will find and tailor the best therapeutic intervention to assist you. I am a culturally sensitive therapist with ample experience working with the Latino/Hispanic community as well as the Brazilian community. I also offer supervision for LGPCs and for LCPCs. I have 41 years of clinical experience initially as a physician and psychiatrist in Brazil, my birth country, and subsequently as a psychotherapist in the United States.
My training in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and psychotherapy assists me in better understanding the different developmental stages of life.
My therapeutic approach is to work with you identifying your potential and the factors that maybe preventing you from achieving your goals. Together we will find and tailor the best therapeutic intervention to assist you. I am a culturally sensitive therapist with ample experience working with the Latino/Hispanic community as well as the Brazilian community. I also offer supervision for LGPCs and for LCPCs. I have 41 years of clinical experience initially as a physician and psychiatrist in Brazil, my birth country, and subsequently as a psychotherapist in the United States.
(410) 648-2999 View (410) 648-2999
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Aanchal Mohanty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PGDip, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
If you are an adolescent, adult, or a couple seeking care for your mental health and well-being needs, I am a clinician who strives to encourage you to show up for yourself in the therapeutic space.
Are you struggling with intimacy issues and trust within your relationship? Sometimes unresolved past experiences and family dynamics can create barriers that interfere with building a strong foundation of trust with your partner. By engaging in introspective work on your past, understanding your family origins, and addressing any underlying issues, you can begin to heal and cultivate a deeper sense of trust and intimacy within your relationship. I am here to support you on this journey of self-discovery and growth, helping you navigate the complexities of your past to create a more secure and fulfilling connection with your partner
If you are an adolescent, adult, or a couple seeking care for your mental health and well-being needs, I am a clinician who strives to encourage you to show up for yourself in the therapeutic space.
Are you struggling with intimacy issues and trust within your relationship? Sometimes unresolved past experiences and family dynamics can create barriers that interfere with building a strong foundation of trust with your partner. By engaging in introspective work on your past, understanding your family origins, and addressing any underlying issues, you can begin to heal and cultivate a deeper sense of trust and intimacy within your relationship. I am here to support you on this journey of self-discovery and growth, helping you navigate the complexities of your past to create a more secure and fulfilling connection with your partner
(410) 973-7709 View (410) 973-7709
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Anthony Estreet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21212
I am well trained to work with adolescent and adult populations.
Hello and thank you for stopping past my page. I hope that we are able to begin working together to identify areas of concern and find appropriate solutions. I am a client centered therapist which means that the client is leading the process of change and is the expert on what is going on in their life. The ideal client would be someone who is interested in identifying and working towards their goals. Finding a good match with a therapist is an important decision. I look forward to working with you through your process.
I am well trained to work with adolescent and adult populations.
Hello and thank you for stopping past my page. I hope that we are able to begin working together to identify areas of concern and find appropriate solutions. I am a client centered therapist which means that the client is leading the process of change and is the expert on what is going on in their life. The ideal client would be someone who is interested in identifying and working towards their goals. Finding a good match with a therapist is an important decision. I look forward to working with you through your process.
(410) 782-3376 View (410) 782-3376
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Devora (Deborah) Stern
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21215
I have experience treating depression, self-harm, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, legal issues, and child and adolescent school-related/academic concerns.
I work with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, school avoidance, self-harm behaviors and OCD. If you like the idea of speaking freely about your thoughts and feelings without being judged, if you like feeling completely accepted for who you are, without having to change anything about yourself, then you’ve come to the right place. Therapy is an opportunity to meet with someone who will accept and support you unconditionally. It’s a space where you can actually learn to stop judging yourself and to let go of thought patterns and beliefs that have been holding you back from experiencing inner peace.
I have experience treating depression, self-harm, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, legal issues, and child and adolescent school-related/academic concerns.
I work with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, school avoidance, self-harm behaviors and OCD. If you like the idea of speaking freely about your thoughts and feelings without being judged, if you like feeling completely accepted for who you are, without having to change anything about yourself, then you’ve come to the right place. Therapy is an opportunity to meet with someone who will accept and support you unconditionally. It’s a space where you can actually learn to stop judging yourself and to let go of thought patterns and beliefs that have been holding you back from experiencing inner peace.
(410) 844-6586 View (410) 844-6586
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Karen Kochen Silverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LLC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
We all face various challenges in life. If your child is struggling in any way, it is natural to sometimes feel discouraged or overwhelmed. Perhaps you’ve noticed behavioral changes, or maybe they seem anxious, depressed, or angry. Whatever your concerns may be, I assure you that it is not too late! I am dedicated to helping you and your child or adolescent overcome their challenges and thrive. The therapy I offer will help them explore thoughts and emotions, work through any difficult experiences, and discover their inner strengths.
We all face various challenges in life. If your child is struggling in any way, it is natural to sometimes feel discouraged or overwhelmed. Perhaps you’ve noticed behavioral changes, or maybe they seem anxious, depressed, or angry. Whatever your concerns may be, I assure you that it is not too late! I am dedicated to helping you and your child or adolescent overcome their challenges and thrive. The therapy I offer will help them explore thoughts and emotions, work through any difficult experiences, and discover their inner strengths.
(443) 400-7248 View (443) 400-7248
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Shai Meyerowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21208
Do you suspect your child or adolescent has ADHD, anxiety, anger issues or exhibit behaviors that concern you? Are they struggling in school? Is your child refusing to talk to anyone? I can help. Your child deserves and can have a better life. Things can be easier for you and your precious son or daughter. I provide an engaging and behavior-changing counseling experience for your loved one. They will learn skills to effectively change their behavior and have success in areas they did not imagine were possible.
Do you suspect your child or adolescent has ADHD, anxiety, anger issues or exhibit behaviors that concern you? Are they struggling in school? Is your child refusing to talk to anyone? I can help. Your child deserves and can have a better life. Things can be easier for you and your precious son or daughter. I provide an engaging and behavior-changing counseling experience for your loved one. They will learn skills to effectively change their behavior and have success in areas they did not imagine were possible.
(410) 413-7570 View (410) 413-7570
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Jennifer Evans Buerger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSASS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I've been an Adolescent, Adult, Couples therapist for over 25 years.
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
I've been an Adolescent, Adult, Couples therapist for over 25 years.
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
(410) 449-0939 View (410) 449-0939
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Intentional Healing Space, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Specialties include trauma focused treatment, child & adolescent services, EAP (employee assistance programs), ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Parenting, and School Related Issues.
Please Note - We have providers who have availability to provide evening and weekend appointments. Intentional Healing Space, LLC is a wellness program focused on empowering individuals along the journey of restorative living. We specialize in helping individuals to align mind, body, heart and spirit through a holistic approach that utilizes psychotherapy, reiki, yoga, aromatherapy, and counseling. It is our intention to help restore balance. COVID-19 update: We have re-opened our space on a hybrid model to safely accommodate in person services as well as teletherapy sessions. Please call office for more information.
Specialties include trauma focused treatment, child & adolescent services, EAP (employee assistance programs), ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Parenting, and School Related Issues.
Please Note - We have providers who have availability to provide evening and weekend appointments. Intentional Healing Space, LLC is a wellness program focused on empowering individuals along the journey of restorative living. We specialize in helping individuals to align mind, body, heart and spirit through a holistic approach that utilizes psychotherapy, reiki, yoga, aromatherapy, and counseling. It is our intention to help restore balance. COVID-19 update: We have re-opened our space on a hybrid model to safely accommodate in person services as well as teletherapy sessions. Please call office for more information.
(410) 469-6152 View (410) 469-6152
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Abena Adoko Sando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21229
Issues; Anger Management, Behavioral Issues Child or Adolescent Chronic Pain Codependency Coping Skills Dual Diagnosis Family Conflict, Addictions, Life Transitions Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), ADHD, ODD.
I have been providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health needs for over 12 years. I foster an environment that is sensitive to clients'/parents' needs. Clients are encouraged to openly express thoughts/feelings so that we can focus on setting goals, identifying feelings and patterns, developing healthy/positive attitudes and behaviors, and problem solving. I would be honored to work with you/your child/family to move away from distress and towards wellness and increased satisfaction and happiness!
Issues; Anger Management, Behavioral Issues Child or Adolescent Chronic Pain Codependency Coping Skills Dual Diagnosis Family Conflict, Addictions, Life Transitions Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), ADHD, ODD.
I have been providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health needs for over 12 years. I foster an environment that is sensitive to clients'/parents' needs. Clients are encouraged to openly express thoughts/feelings so that we can focus on setting goals, identifying feelings and patterns, developing healthy/positive attitudes and behaviors, and problem solving. I would be honored to work with you/your child/family to move away from distress and towards wellness and increased satisfaction and happiness!
(443) 233-0628 View (443) 233-0628
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Family Intervention Partners
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MD, LCPC, PMHNP, LCSW-C, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21213
Our practice consists of a team of licensed Drs, therapists, and social workers working together to provide the best mental healthcare services to our patients. We provide comprehensive Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatric treatment, and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment. Our practitioners provide Assessments, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, and Psychotherapy for all ages. We treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Emotional Disorders, and Behavior Problems. WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
Our practice consists of a team of licensed Drs, therapists, and social workers working together to provide the best mental healthcare services to our patients. We provide comprehensive Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatric treatment, and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment. Our practitioners provide Assessments, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, and Psychotherapy for all ages. We treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Emotional Disorders, and Behavior Problems. WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
(410) 291-1753 View (410) 291-1753
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Duarte Aguiar
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
Duarte Aguiar is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). He is a graduate of Loyola University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has 5 years’ experience providing therapy in Maryland to a diverse client-base in a variety of clinical settings including school-based (adolescent and adult), substance abuse/recovery clinic, marriage and family, individual, groups, and psychoeducation.
Duarte Aguiar is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). He is a graduate of Loyola University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has 5 years’ experience providing therapy in Maryland to a diverse client-base in a variety of clinical settings including school-based (adolescent and adult), substance abuse/recovery clinic, marriage and family, individual, groups, and psychoeducation.
(240) 690-5570 View (240) 690-5570
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.