Therapists for Teens in New York, NY

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Caroline Schau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
Whether you're a teen, adult, or a parent of a child with special needs, my door is open.
Taking the first step towards finding a therapist can often feel like the hardest part. If you've made it this far, you're already on your way! My therapeutic style is relatable, down-to-earth, and authentic. I take a person-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach. This means that I prioritize your unique strengths and experiences, while collaboratively working with you to set achievable goals tailored to your needs. Whether you're navigating the complexities of neurodivergence or simply seeking support through life's challenges, I will meet you exactly where you are, no judgment.
Whether you're a teen, adult, or a parent of a child with special needs, my door is open.
Taking the first step towards finding a therapist can often feel like the hardest part. If you've made it this far, you're already on your way! My therapeutic style is relatable, down-to-earth, and authentic. I take a person-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach. This means that I prioritize your unique strengths and experiences, while collaboratively working with you to set achievable goals tailored to your needs. Whether you're navigating the complexities of neurodivergence or simply seeking support through life's challenges, I will meet you exactly where you are, no judgment.
(347) 657-6083 View (347) 657-6083
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Dr. Kenneth Pound
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10023
I specialize in: Couples Therapy and Pre Marital Counseling; Career concerns; Foreigners living abroad; Sexuality (including LGBT issues); Adolescent treatment; Skype Treatments; Depression and Anxiety; and, Life Transitions.
I can help. Whether you're a professional, an artist, or a stay-at-home parent - whether your challenge is situational, chronic, or acute - my pragmatic therapeutic approach addresses confidence, productivity, and personal satisfaction. I am a Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Columbia University. Conveniently located on the Upper West Side, I was trained at: Columbia University Medical Center, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (advanced candidate); The Wright Institute, Berkeley (M.A. & Psy.D.); St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco (Internship); UCSF Medical Center, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (Externship); and California College of the Arts, College Counseling Center (Post-doctoral Fellowship).
I specialize in: Couples Therapy and Pre Marital Counseling; Career concerns; Foreigners living abroad; Sexuality (including LGBT issues); Adolescent treatment; Skype Treatments; Depression and Anxiety; and, Life Transitions.
I can help. Whether you're a professional, an artist, or a stay-at-home parent - whether your challenge is situational, chronic, or acute - my pragmatic therapeutic approach addresses confidence, productivity, and personal satisfaction. I am a Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Columbia University. Conveniently located on the Upper West Side, I was trained at: Columbia University Medical Center, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (advanced candidate); The Wright Institute, Berkeley (M.A. & Psy.D.); St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco (Internship); UCSF Medical Center, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (Externship); and California College of the Arts, College Counseling Center (Post-doctoral Fellowship).
(646) 600-5077 View (646) 600-5077
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Eric Rosenblum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10005
I have trained extensively in child and adolescent therapy, narrative and couples therapy, and sex therapy.
Whether working with couples, adolescents, families, or adult individuals, I see the therapy room as a place for clients to discuss the parts of themselves and their lives that they can’t talk about anywhere else. My approach is open, playful, and creative. As we work together to identify and address the parts within yourself that may be anxious, overly protective, or deeply wounded, you will be better able to be the wisest, most mature version of yourself.
I have trained extensively in child and adolescent therapy, narrative and couples therapy, and sex therapy.
Whether working with couples, adolescents, families, or adult individuals, I see the therapy room as a place for clients to discuss the parts of themselves and their lives that they can’t talk about anywhere else. My approach is open, playful, and creative. As we work together to identify and address the parts within yourself that may be anxious, overly protective, or deeply wounded, you will be better able to be the wisest, most mature version of yourself.
(718) 550-2782 View (718) 550-2782
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Lisa Brown
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with adults as well as children, adolescents, and their parents. While working remotely, I am primarily seeing pre-teens, teenagers, and adults. I work with people for various reasons including anxiety, depression, wanting to develop a stronger sense of self, relationship stresses, difficulty reaching goals, and adjusting to new life stages. I provide a warm, collaborative, and empathic environment in which we can explore and get a better understanding of your particular experiences and work to help you or your child/teen feel better and make positive changes.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with adults as well as children, adolescents, and their parents. While working remotely, I am primarily seeing pre-teens, teenagers, and adults. I work with people for various reasons including anxiety, depression, wanting to develop a stronger sense of self, relationship stresses, difficulty reaching goals, and adjusting to new life stages. I provide a warm, collaborative, and empathic environment in which we can explore and get a better understanding of your particular experiences and work to help you or your child/teen feel better and make positive changes.
(646) 663-5448 View (646) 663-5448
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Janet Susan (Brown) Lobel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
A multi-generarational history of family trauma, combined with current stressors and physiological vulnerability, often underlie a variety of adolescent/adult difficulties, including anxiety/depression, addictions, and relationship issues.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in both clinic and private practice settings. I have a wide range of clinical interests and expertise including trauma/bereavement, autistic spectrum disorders, parenting issues, and individual adult relational psychoanalysis. I am trained in parent-infant psychotherapy as intervention at the earliest ages can prevent/lessen the impact of potential risk factors that can derail a child's development. I integrate Stanley Greenspan's DIR/Floortime model with attachment-based play therapy. This integrative approach addresses both the child's social-emotional and sensory cognitive functioning,
A multi-generarational history of family trauma, combined with current stressors and physiological vulnerability, often underlie a variety of adolescent/adult difficulties, including anxiety/depression, addictions, and relationship issues.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in both clinic and private practice settings. I have a wide range of clinical interests and expertise including trauma/bereavement, autistic spectrum disorders, parenting issues, and individual adult relational psychoanalysis. I am trained in parent-infant psychotherapy as intervention at the earliest ages can prevent/lessen the impact of potential risk factors that can derail a child's development. I integrate Stanley Greenspan's DIR/Floortime model with attachment-based play therapy. This integrative approach addresses both the child's social-emotional and sensory cognitive functioning,
(914) 368-6133 View (914) 368-6133
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Erica Meyers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007
I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in evidenced-based treatment for children and adolescents. I also provide Parent Management Training, an evidence-based treatment program for parents who find their child's behavior difficult to handle. I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based treatment. My approach to treatment is goal oriented, time-limited and skills-based. I take a nonjudgmental and empathetic approach to patterns of behavior that may be inhibiting your child or teenager from living life to his or her fullest potential.
I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in evidenced-based treatment for children and adolescents. I also provide Parent Management Training, an evidence-based treatment program for parents who find their child's behavior difficult to handle. I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based treatment. My approach to treatment is goal oriented, time-limited and skills-based. I take a nonjudgmental and empathetic approach to patterns of behavior that may be inhibiting your child or teenager from living life to his or her fullest potential.
(732) 585-1786 View (732) 585-1786
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Michele DePalo Germer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10021  (Online Only)
The foundation of my practice is working in and supervising a Community-Based Prevention Program serving families, youth and adolescents that are exhibiting high-risk behaviors. I have experience working with the challenges of trauma, truancy, adolescent substance use, familial hardships, gang involvement and exploitation.
The foundation of my practice is working in and supervising a Community-Based Prevention Program serving families, youth and adolescents that are exhibiting high-risk behaviors. I have experience working with the challenges of trauma, truancy, adolescent substance use, familial hardships, gang involvement and exploitation.
(631) 817-3553 View (631) 817-3553
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Dr. Simon Miller
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017  (Online Only)
Whether you're an adolescent, adult, or couple seeking therapy, as your therapist, I will work with you to develop a tailored therapeutic plan.
I am committed to cultivating a nurturing and non-judgmental space where my clients can be their authentic selves and feel empowered to achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe my emphasis on warmth, empathy, and understanding are essential to clients achieving growth and kindling hope. Even in the darkest moments, such as dealing with loss and distress, this approach has assisted clients in processing their grief and creating meaning from their struggles, enabling them to engage in healthy relationships and lead more fulfilling lives. My therapeutic approaches are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy.
Whether you're an adolescent, adult, or couple seeking therapy, as your therapist, I will work with you to develop a tailored therapeutic plan.
I am committed to cultivating a nurturing and non-judgmental space where my clients can be their authentic selves and feel empowered to achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe my emphasis on warmth, empathy, and understanding are essential to clients achieving growth and kindling hope. Even in the darkest moments, such as dealing with loss and distress, this approach has assisted clients in processing their grief and creating meaning from their struggles, enabling them to engage in healthy relationships and lead more fulfilling lives. My therapeutic approaches are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy.
(646) 450-3064 View (646) 450-3064
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Sade Arzu Consulting & Practice
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10024
I also specialize in adolescent issues.
As a true believer in human strength, many of us spend our lives searching for what is already there. A fuller and meaningful life is lived when we have discovered our inner strength. I am trained to help you find your inner strength so you can live a healthier and more meaningful life. My practice is rooted on a psychodynamic approach--assisting the client in gaining a perspective of pure insight in order to recognize the character, traits, actions, responses, and behaviors that will be transformed.
I also specialize in adolescent issues.
As a true believer in human strength, many of us spend our lives searching for what is already there. A fuller and meaningful life is lived when we have discovered our inner strength. I am trained to help you find your inner strength so you can live a healthier and more meaningful life. My practice is rooted on a psychodynamic approach--assisting the client in gaining a perspective of pure insight in order to recognize the character, traits, actions, responses, and behaviors that will be transformed.
(347) 321-4167 View (347) 321-4167
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Ellen Grace Friedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
I have worked with adolescent and adult patients with anxiety and depression as well as substance abusers with these issues for over 30 years.
I am a skilled and caring psychotherapist with specialization in treating stress, anxiety and depression, substance abuse and problem gambling and working with families and partners affected by a loved one's substance abuse. I have a PhD, advanced training in psychotherapy and training in Mindful Meditation.Available for family consultations.
I have worked with adolescent and adult patients with anxiety and depression as well as substance abusers with these issues for over 30 years.
I am a skilled and caring psychotherapist with specialization in treating stress, anxiety and depression, substance abuse and problem gambling and working with families and partners affected by a loved one's substance abuse. I have a PhD, advanced training in psychotherapy and training in Mindful Meditation.Available for family consultations.
(917) 563-4021 View (917) 563-4021
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Naomi S Mark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10025
I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and CBT interventions are utilized throughout my work with: Social Anxiety, Couples and Families, LGBTQ, Blended Families, Grief and Bereavement, Coping with Chronic Illness, Business Coaching, Adolescent Anxiety and Depression and more.
Do you ever feel uncertain about how to navigate relationships and situations in your life? Have you struggled with disappointing relationships, chronic illness, anxiety or sadness ? I practice solution - focused therapy to help you find new ways to look at your life, relationships and circumstances, and to help develop a new perspective to improve your life. My approach is highly interactive , flexible, and fluid, as we work together to create your strategy to achieve lasting results. In many years of practice, I have helped people understand turning points in their lives, transform relationships and gain respect for their own capacity to cope, change and grow.
I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and CBT interventions are utilized throughout my work with: Social Anxiety, Couples and Families, LGBTQ, Blended Families, Grief and Bereavement, Coping with Chronic Illness, Business Coaching, Adolescent Anxiety and Depression and more.
Do you ever feel uncertain about how to navigate relationships and situations in your life? Have you struggled with disappointing relationships, chronic illness, anxiety or sadness ? I practice solution - focused therapy to help you find new ways to look at your life, relationships and circumstances, and to help develop a new perspective to improve your life. My approach is highly interactive , flexible, and fluid, as we work together to create your strategy to achieve lasting results. In many years of practice, I have helped people understand turning points in their lives, transform relationships and gain respect for their own capacity to cope, change and grow.
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Samuel Parton
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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David Gottesfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
David Gottesfeld (www.davidgottesfeld.com) is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice since 1991, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York. Dr. Gottesfeld is also an Adjunct Professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology teaching the Practicum in Child Assessment. He specializes in comprehensive Psycho-Educational Testing and Neuropsychological Testing, as well as child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. He is recognized as an expert in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and is skilled in the process of securing extended time and other test accommodations on the ISEE, PSAT, SAT, SAT2, or ACT.
David Gottesfeld (www.davidgottesfeld.com) is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice since 1991, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York. Dr. Gottesfeld is also an Adjunct Professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology teaching the Practicum in Child Assessment. He specializes in comprehensive Psycho-Educational Testing and Neuropsychological Testing, as well as child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. He is recognized as an expert in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults and is skilled in the process of securing extended time and other test accommodations on the ISEE, PSAT, SAT, SAT2, or ACT.
(866) 693-9993 View (866) 693-9993
Elaine Krieger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
As an expert in adolescent development , I help adolescents and their parents successfully negotiate this stage.
I specialize in all kinds of relationship difficulties and issues and I work with singles as well as couples helping them to establish successful, fulfilling relationships. I also help individuals who are experiencing a relationship breakup or divorce by supporting them through that difficult process.I also help client who have difficulty with their coworkers or superiors at at work.
As an expert in adolescent development , I help adolescents and their parents successfully negotiate this stage.
I specialize in all kinds of relationship difficulties and issues and I work with singles as well as couples helping them to establish successful, fulfilling relationships. I also help individuals who are experiencing a relationship breakup or divorce by supporting them through that difficult process.I also help client who have difficulty with their coworkers or superiors at at work.
(646) 791-3150 View (646) 791-3150
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Chin Teoh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
I also have extensive experience working with adolescent facing difficulty with anxiety, low self esteem, peers conflict, ADHD, and transition issues (I.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is skilled at working with clients from diverse backgrounds. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I believe in providing a warm and nonjudgmental environment for my clients so that they can feel safe and supported in exploring their issues. My goal is to assist my clients in gaining better understanding of themselves and foster a sense of self acceptance and personal growth.
I also have extensive experience working with adolescent facing difficulty with anxiety, low self esteem, peers conflict, ADHD, and transition issues (I.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is skilled at working with clients from diverse backgrounds. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I believe in providing a warm and nonjudgmental environment for my clients so that they can feel safe and supported in exploring their issues. My goal is to assist my clients in gaining better understanding of themselves and foster a sense of self acceptance and personal growth.
(347) 767-3059 View (347) 767-3059
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Neal Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011
Anxiety, worry and self-doubt are perhaps the most common and widespread challenges faced by children today. From every area of their lives, children face daunting pressures and demands. For those already anxious or vulnerable, these pressures maybe be overwhelming. Already primed for frustration or failure, such children may find navigating key developmental transitions - from childhood to grade school, for example, or from pre-adolescence to the teen years - difficult if not impossible. Parents may have tried other interventions or therapies; but often with little or no success. What's a concerned parent to do?
Anxiety, worry and self-doubt are perhaps the most common and widespread challenges faced by children today. From every area of their lives, children face daunting pressures and demands. For those already anxious or vulnerable, these pressures maybe be overwhelming. Already primed for frustration or failure, such children may find navigating key developmental transitions - from childhood to grade school, for example, or from pre-adolescence to the teen years - difficult if not impossible. Parents may have tried other interventions or therapies; but often with little or no success. What's a concerned parent to do?
(661) 441-3535 View (661) 441-3535
Lauren Grunebaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
I have exensive post-graduate training in family and adolescent treatment/ Family and couples treatment may include the issue of chronic illness and its effects on the family and the struggles of the "sandwich generation" where couples are coping with both the needs of their children and their aging parents.
Depression, anxiety, eating disorders,career difficulties, and relationship conflicts can feel overwhelming. An individual may feel stuck in unhealthy coping mechanisms. As a psychodynamic therapist, I know that individuals suffering from these difficutlies may exhibit similar symptoms, yet the underlying causality is unique to each individual. Revealing one's problem to a stranger can be difficult, I work with my clients to develop a safe environment where there is a mutual sense of authenticity, empathy, and trust. In collaboration with the client, we develop a treatment plan based on his/her individual needs and goals.
I have exensive post-graduate training in family and adolescent treatment/ Family and couples treatment may include the issue of chronic illness and its effects on the family and the struggles of the "sandwich generation" where couples are coping with both the needs of their children and their aging parents.
Depression, anxiety, eating disorders,career difficulties, and relationship conflicts can feel overwhelming. An individual may feel stuck in unhealthy coping mechanisms. As a psychodynamic therapist, I know that individuals suffering from these difficutlies may exhibit similar symptoms, yet the underlying causality is unique to each individual. Revealing one's problem to a stranger can be difficult, I work with my clients to develop a safe environment where there is a mutual sense of authenticity, empathy, and trust. In collaboration with the client, we develop a treatment plan based on his/her individual needs and goals.
(917) 243-9116 View (917) 243-9116
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.