Therapists for Teens in Saint Louis, MO

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Ilana R Luft-Barrett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63116  (Online Only)
My clinical expertise encompasses a range of problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, child and parental adjustment to divorce, child and adolescent behavior management problems, pediatric psychology, social skills, and parenting.
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to treat clients in Missouri and New York State, and Authorized to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology in all PSYPACT states. Therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client. My goal is to understand where you are at this moment in your life, help you to identify your goals and work with you, as a partner, to attain them. I use evidence-based approaches that assist you in changing unhelpful thinking and behaviors, improve awareness and control over emotions, increase tolerance of difficult emotions, and enhance your ability to live mindfully in the present moment.
My clinical expertise encompasses a range of problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, child and parental adjustment to divorce, child and adolescent behavior management problems, pediatric psychology, social skills, and parenting.
I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed to treat clients in Missouri and New York State, and Authorized to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology in all PSYPACT states. Therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client. My goal is to understand where you are at this moment in your life, help you to identify your goals and work with you, as a partner, to attain them. I use evidence-based approaches that assist you in changing unhelpful thinking and behaviors, improve awareness and control over emotions, increase tolerance of difficult emotions, and enhance your ability to live mindfully in the present moment.
(314) 858-5660 View (314) 858-5660
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Jessica Kershenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Is your child or teen struggling with feeling worried, sad or angry? Are they struggling to adjust to and cope with stressors in their lives? Are you unsure as to how to help them? I would feel privileged to assist your child on their journey to building emotional balance. As a registered play therapist, I utilize both directive and non-directive play and creative therapy techniques, allowing clients the ability to express their difficult emotions, struggles, past traumas, and ultimately their strengths and coping skills.
Is your child or teen struggling with feeling worried, sad or angry? Are they struggling to adjust to and cope with stressors in their lives? Are you unsure as to how to help them? I would feel privileged to assist your child on their journey to building emotional balance. As a registered play therapist, I utilize both directive and non-directive play and creative therapy techniques, allowing clients the ability to express their difficult emotions, struggles, past traumas, and ultimately their strengths and coping skills.
(314) 931-3339 View (314) 931-3339
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Landre Kingdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
I would love to work with you or your adolescent in overcoming any current challenges to create the life you want.
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience ready to offer therapeutic space to address the current challenges you may be experiencing in your life right now. I help clients who struggle with postpartum, ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Career Confusion or Grief/Loss. I utilize therapy modalities such as CBT and the psychodynamic theory to assist clients in gaining self-awareness, self-acceptance and develop coping skills. I have specific training in Behavioral Modification and Parent Coaching.
I would love to work with you or your adolescent in overcoming any current challenges to create the life you want.
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience ready to offer therapeutic space to address the current challenges you may be experiencing in your life right now. I help clients who struggle with postpartum, ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Career Confusion or Grief/Loss. I utilize therapy modalities such as CBT and the psychodynamic theory to assist clients in gaining self-awareness, self-acceptance and develop coping skills. I have specific training in Behavioral Modification and Parent Coaching.
(314) 270-1871 View (314) 270-1871
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Karen Lynn Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just trying hard to maintain? Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you frustrated by the day to day conflict with your teenager? Do unresolved painful memories keep you from the happy fulfilled life you were meant to live? Let's work together to find the answers you need. Counseling is the first step in regaining control of your life. As a therapist, I love working with people, finding out what is unique about them personally, and seeing how that can be used to work through difficult circumstances. .
Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, or just trying hard to maintain? Are you struggling in a relationship? Are you frustrated by the day to day conflict with your teenager? Do unresolved painful memories keep you from the happy fulfilled life you were meant to live? Let's work together to find the answers you need. Counseling is the first step in regaining control of your life. As a therapist, I love working with people, finding out what is unique about them personally, and seeing how that can be used to work through difficult circumstances. .
(314) 403-1437 View (314) 403-1437
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Hannah Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Life transitions are a focus of mine, whether it be developing identity and healthy relationships as a teen, rediscovering the self as an older adult, or building thriving relationships.
I'm glad you're here: you have taken a courageous and healing step by seeking support. I provide an integrative, resiliency-focused approach to therapy, pulling from your strengths and values to guide our work and help you regain a sense of mastery, meaning, and connection in your life. My perspective is that we are built to survive and often develop ways of relating which once helped us get by, but may no longer be helpful to a current situation. My goal is to form a safe connection to explore these factors that may contribute to ongoing difficulties, re-process experiences, and ultimately co-create your next chapter.
Life transitions are a focus of mine, whether it be developing identity and healthy relationships as a teen, rediscovering the self as an older adult, or building thriving relationships.
I'm glad you're here: you have taken a courageous and healing step by seeking support. I provide an integrative, resiliency-focused approach to therapy, pulling from your strengths and values to guide our work and help you regain a sense of mastery, meaning, and connection in your life. My perspective is that we are built to survive and often develop ways of relating which once helped us get by, but may no longer be helpful to a current situation. My goal is to form a safe connection to explore these factors that may contribute to ongoing difficulties, re-process experiences, and ultimately co-create your next chapter.
(314) 675-7902 View (314) 675-7902
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Sarah F Coffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63143
Client's Served: Women, adolescent girls, groups, families.
Focused on women and female youth, Sarah's practice offers therapy for individuals, families and groups, within a safe and nurturing environment. This strong therapeutic alliance affords clients the comfort in which to develop greater self-awareness, heal from past traumas, and learn to cope with present difficulties. Along with her full-time private practice, Sarah is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University Brown School, where she received her graduate degree, and maintains an active presence in the community as a private doula and as the Missouri Co-Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.
Client's Served: Women, adolescent girls, groups, families.
Focused on women and female youth, Sarah's practice offers therapy for individuals, families and groups, within a safe and nurturing environment. This strong therapeutic alliance affords clients the comfort in which to develop greater self-awareness, heal from past traumas, and learn to cope with present difficulties. Along with her full-time private practice, Sarah is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University Brown School, where she received her graduate degree, and maintains an active presence in the community as a private doula and as the Missouri Co-Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.
(314) 527-3084 View (314) 527-3084
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Jayree Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and appreciate working with clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationships, teen-parent conflicts, religious trauma/abuse and gender and sexual identity struggles. I have experience helping individuals, families, and couples work through life transitions and challenges including aging, relationships, financial hardships, social anxieties, spiritual identity, and divorce. We can't do it all on our own. I offer a safe space to help you manage and cope with your daily struggles.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and appreciate working with clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationships, teen-parent conflicts, religious trauma/abuse and gender and sexual identity struggles. I have experience helping individuals, families, and couples work through life transitions and challenges including aging, relationships, financial hardships, social anxieties, spiritual identity, and divorce. We can't do it all on our own. I offer a safe space to help you manage and cope with your daily struggles.
(314) 325-1420 View (314) 325-1420
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Molly Szweda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
We specialize in providing individual and family therapy to address all types of issues including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, parenting, panic attacks, school issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/ teen conflict, mood problems, disordered eating and anger issues.
We have over 30 years working as a licensed therapists in counseling, educational and mental health settings. We work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with relational and life stressors. We provide solution focused therapy and offer tools and skills that empower people to pursue personal growth and success in their daily lives and relationships.
We specialize in providing individual and family therapy to address all types of issues including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, parenting, panic attacks, school issues, family communication, conflict management, parent/ teen conflict, mood problems, disordered eating and anger issues.
We have over 30 years working as a licensed therapists in counseling, educational and mental health settings. We work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with relational and life stressors. We provide solution focused therapy and offer tools and skills that empower people to pursue personal growth and success in their daily lives and relationships.
(314) 947-5094 View (314) 947-5094
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Katie Willard Virant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117
I lecture and teach in the community about chronic illness, adolescent development, and the creative process.
We thrive as humans when we understand ourselves. I work creatively and compassionately with children, adolescents and adults of all ages to deepen and broaden self-understanding. Emotional pain - like physical pain - is a signal that help is needed and that something must change. Psychotherapy can be that powerful catalyst for healing. I believe in meeting people where they are, listening intently, and co-creating a safe and brave space where my clients can grow.
I lecture and teach in the community about chronic illness, adolescent development, and the creative process.
We thrive as humans when we understand ourselves. I work creatively and compassionately with children, adolescents and adults of all ages to deepen and broaden self-understanding. Emotional pain - like physical pain - is a signal that help is needed and that something must change. Psychotherapy can be that powerful catalyst for healing. I believe in meeting people where they are, listening intently, and co-creating a safe and brave space where my clients can grow.
(314) 667-4811 View (314) 667-4811
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Tosha T Pearson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63111
Hello, everyone! My name is Tosha Pearson, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis. I'm here to support individuals of all ages with their social-emotional needs, and well-being. Whether you're a child, a teenager, or an adult, I firmly believe that taking care of our emotional health is crucial for our overall development and success. In a safe and welcoming environment we can explore your feelings, address challenges, and develop effective strategies to navigate life's ups and downs.
Hello, everyone! My name is Tosha Pearson, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis. I'm here to support individuals of all ages with their social-emotional needs, and well-being. Whether you're a child, a teenager, or an adult, I firmly believe that taking care of our emotional health is crucial for our overall development and success. In a safe and welcoming environment we can explore your feelings, address challenges, and develop effective strategies to navigate life's ups and downs.
(314) 312-1760 View (314) 312-1760
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Helen R Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63130  (Online Only)
She hosted an award-winning radio show, "PsychTalk," on KDHX-FM and has served on the Advisory Boards of "CosmoGIRL!" (a national teen magazine) and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).
Dr. Helen Friedman is a compassionate and interactive clinical psychologist with 10 years of additional formal training after her Ph.D. and 41 years in practice. She works with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, divorce, sexual and relationship issues. Specialty areas are child sexual abuse (children, adults, victims and perpetrators), compulsive sexual behavior (including porn addiction and partners), dissociative identity disorder, and gender identity. Trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities (family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, etc.), she tailors her approach to the individual, couple, or family.
She hosted an award-winning radio show, "PsychTalk," on KDHX-FM and has served on the Advisory Boards of "CosmoGIRL!" (a national teen magazine) and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).
Dr. Helen Friedman is a compassionate and interactive clinical psychologist with 10 years of additional formal training after her Ph.D. and 41 years in practice. She works with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, divorce, sexual and relationship issues. Specialty areas are child sexual abuse (children, adults, victims and perpetrators), compulsive sexual behavior (including porn addiction and partners), dissociative identity disorder, and gender identity. Trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities (family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, etc.), she tailors her approach to the individual, couple, or family.
(314) 781-4500 View (314) 781-4500
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Dr. Cherie Baetz-Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I served as adult/teen group facilitator and Missouri Valley College instructor.
If you need a warm, supportive space where you can feel safe to explore, learn, and make changes, you've come to the right place! I work with people from diverse backgrounds in a compassionate manner focusing on improving communication, recovering from past trauma, and developing effective strategies for stress/coping. I am directive at times and will challenge you to take on new perspectives and try out new behaviors, but at a pace that is comfortable to you. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, role-playing, goal setting, exposure/response prevention, assertiveness training, internal family systems, and others.
I served as adult/teen group facilitator and Missouri Valley College instructor.
If you need a warm, supportive space where you can feel safe to explore, learn, and make changes, you've come to the right place! I work with people from diverse backgrounds in a compassionate manner focusing on improving communication, recovering from past trauma, and developing effective strategies for stress/coping. I am directive at times and will challenge you to take on new perspectives and try out new behaviors, but at a pace that is comfortable to you. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, role-playing, goal setting, exposure/response prevention, assertiveness training, internal family systems, and others.
(314) 720-6036 View (314) 720-6036
Jean Caine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Jean Stanton Caine, LCSW, LMFT, a Menninger trained family therapist, specializes in many issues affecting individuals and families i.e.: grief, illness, sexual and physical abuse, marital stress, child and adolescent problems. She has an eclectic researched approach in her family practice using both short term and long-term therapy. Jean has been in practice for 25 years. She has been past president on St. Louis MAMFT board and the Missouri board of Family Therapy. She has taught for 20 years at Washington University. Jean does accept most insurance plans.
Jean Stanton Caine, LCSW, LMFT, a Menninger trained family therapist, specializes in many issues affecting individuals and families i.e.: grief, illness, sexual and physical abuse, marital stress, child and adolescent problems. She has an eclectic researched approach in her family practice using both short term and long-term therapy. Jean has been in practice for 25 years. She has been past president on St. Louis MAMFT board and the Missouri board of Family Therapy. She has taught for 20 years at Washington University. Jean does accept most insurance plans.
(314) 828-2601 View (314) 828-2601
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Ellen Marting Jayaprabhu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63141
I have also completed the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (APP) Program and the Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (CAPP) Program at the St.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for a variety of clinical issues from psychodynamic and family systems perspectives. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, abuse recovery (sexual, physical and emotional), relationship problems, adults and adolescents. I have a passion to work with hurting people and find it an honor to be part of the healing process that can occur through psychotherapy. I value and prioritize developing a strong and authentic relationship with my clients.
I have also completed the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (APP) Program and the Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (CAPP) Program at the St.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for a variety of clinical issues from psychodynamic and family systems perspectives. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, abuse recovery (sexual, physical and emotional), relationship problems, adults and adolescents. I have a passion to work with hurting people and find it an honor to be part of the healing process that can occur through psychotherapy. I value and prioritize developing a strong and authentic relationship with my clients.
(314) 635-6505 View (314) 635-6505
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Krystal Skipper - Ellie Mental Health Concord Mo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63128
Whether you are seeking help for your teen or yourself, we are excited to begin this journey with you.
WELCOME to Ellie Mental Health in South County STL. I'm so happy that you are here and are ready to start your or your loved ones mental health journey. I am the Clinic Director and would love to help you connect with one of my wonderfully, talented clinicians. We believe counseling can be a safe place to begin this healing. Myself and my clinicians aim to bring an authentic approach that includes humor, compassion, acceptance and creativity to the therapy room.
Whether you are seeking help for your teen or yourself, we are excited to begin this journey with you.
WELCOME to Ellie Mental Health in South County STL. I'm so happy that you are here and are ready to start your or your loved ones mental health journey. I am the Clinic Director and would love to help you connect with one of my wonderfully, talented clinicians. We believe counseling can be a safe place to begin this healing. Myself and my clinicians aim to bring an authentic approach that includes humor, compassion, acceptance and creativity to the therapy room.
(636) 202-1879 View (636) 202-1879
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Laura Adamgbo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117
I'm a child and adolescent therapist and use play therapy in session with younger clients.
Are you going through a major change in your life? Divorce, remarriage, blending a family, new job, new baby? Have you hit a road block in your career? Is anxiety keeping you from living an enriching lifestyle? Do you have unresolved trauma? Do you have a difficult to manage child? I can help you with these sudden roadblocks. During these transitional phases of life, we need a support system to help us gain strength, resilience and maintain a healthy living. I use EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in working with adult clients and play therapy with my child clients. I act as an advocate, sounding board and gentle challenger.
I'm a child and adolescent therapist and use play therapy in session with younger clients.
Are you going through a major change in your life? Divorce, remarriage, blending a family, new job, new baby? Have you hit a road block in your career? Is anxiety keeping you from living an enriching lifestyle? Do you have unresolved trauma? Do you have a difficult to manage child? I can help you with these sudden roadblocks. During these transitional phases of life, we need a support system to help us gain strength, resilience and maintain a healthy living. I use EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in working with adult clients and play therapy with my child clients. I act as an advocate, sounding board and gentle challenger.
(314) 925-1850 View (314) 925-1850
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Kristin Seymour Msn Rn Aprn-Bc
MSN, RN, APRN, BC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63124
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is to help students not suffer like I did as a child and teen.
ADHD Authority, Harvard Professor & Psychiatrist Dr. Ned Hallowell states, "If you have a chance to work with Kristin, don't think twice. I have referred clients to her and can tell you, she has magic. Not only does she have all the knowledge she needs, but she has the knack, the understanding & natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did. This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her & give thanks you've found her."
My passion is to help students not suffer like I did as a child and teen.
ADHD Authority, Harvard Professor & Psychiatrist Dr. Ned Hallowell states, "If you have a chance to work with Kristin, don't think twice. I have referred clients to her and can tell you, she has magic. Not only does she have all the knowledge she needs, but she has the knack, the understanding & natural empathy of one who has been there, of one who really burns to make sure others do not suffer the way she did. This tenacious, loving guide is sent from heaven. Seek her out, trust her & give thanks you've found her."
(314) 307-5092 View (314) 307-5092
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Roberta Kerosevic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
I have worked the most with adolescent and adult populations, but am able to help children.
Have open availability for in-person and virtual sessions. Sliding scale and some Medicaid; can be weekly or every other week sessions. My goals are to give clients and their families tools, and offer genuine support in daily and/or lifelong struggles. My belief is that change is possible for anyone, but the client and their loved ones need to have an open mind, and believe in love and support. Getting out of your comfort zone is a guarantee, and therapy is the first step. Therapy helps us make changes that lead to lifelong healthy habits of self care and thriving personal relationships.
I have worked the most with adolescent and adult populations, but am able to help children.
Have open availability for in-person and virtual sessions. Sliding scale and some Medicaid; can be weekly or every other week sessions. My goals are to give clients and their families tools, and offer genuine support in daily and/or lifelong struggles. My belief is that change is possible for anyone, but the client and their loved ones need to have an open mind, and believe in love and support. Getting out of your comfort zone is a guarantee, and therapy is the first step. Therapy helps us make changes that lead to lifelong healthy habits of self care and thriving personal relationships.
(314) 408-5054 View (314) 408-5054
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Rosette M Signorelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CGT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Services Include: preparation for remarriage, stepfamily counseling, divorce counseling, workshops and seminars, couples counseling, group counseling for couples, group counseling for stepmothers, individual therapy, divorce recovery, children and teen counseling, and pastoral counseling.
In Rosette Signorelli's private general practice, her mission is to compassionately collaborate with her client to attain peace of mind and heart, build self-confidence and self-esteem, discover core issues, and use gentle realignment processes to inspire a spiritual journey toward a passionate life.
Services Include: preparation for remarriage, stepfamily counseling, divorce counseling, workshops and seminars, couples counseling, group counseling for couples, group counseling for stepmothers, individual therapy, divorce recovery, children and teen counseling, and pastoral counseling.
In Rosette Signorelli's private general practice, her mission is to compassionately collaborate with her client to attain peace of mind and heart, build self-confidence and self-esteem, discover core issues, and use gentle realignment processes to inspire a spiritual journey toward a passionate life.
(314) 644-3366 View (314) 644-3366
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Latina Gaston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63112  (Online Only)
I have an extensive background in working with adolescent & adult clients.
As they say now, "Life be life'n!" Challenges arise everyday that may cause you stress, anxiety, or maybe even feel a little less motivated. You need someone neutral to talk to and help you gain an understanding and a different perspective. You want to find solutions to those concerns, but you don't know where to start. Together, we will unpack and explore any challenges. We will work together to reframe negative thought patterns. We will brainstorm and partner on how to navigate your concerns. I will provide tools and resources that you may find helpful along the way.
I have an extensive background in working with adolescent & adult clients.
As they say now, "Life be life'n!" Challenges arise everyday that may cause you stress, anxiety, or maybe even feel a little less motivated. You need someone neutral to talk to and help you gain an understanding and a different perspective. You want to find solutions to those concerns, but you don't know where to start. Together, we will unpack and explore any challenges. We will work together to reframe negative thought patterns. We will brainstorm and partner on how to navigate your concerns. I will provide tools and resources that you may find helpful along the way.
(314) 601-1953 View (314) 601-1953

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.