Therapists for Teens in Philadelphia, PA

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Noël K Bruno
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 20 years experience in the field treating child, adolescent, and adult clients in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings. Additionally, I am well versed at providing mental health evaluations and expert witness testimony for clients who are involved in a litigation process. My style is direct yet nurturing. I work in a flexible manner, inviting clients to come alone or bring whomever will support them into their sessions. My ideal client is the one who completes the first difficult step of calling for an appointment.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 20 years experience in the field treating child, adolescent, and adult clients in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings. Additionally, I am well versed at providing mental health evaluations and expert witness testimony for clients who are involved in a litigation process. My style is direct yet nurturing. I work in a flexible manner, inviting clients to come alone or bring whomever will support them into their sessions. My ideal client is the one who completes the first difficult step of calling for an appointment.
(267) 388-4840 View (267) 388-4840
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Arcline Associates Counsel Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Smile! Our specialties include GeriCare© (older adults with complicated grief/loss); chronic illness/pain; depression; relationships; coping; acceptance; D&A. Conflict Resolution: Adolescent behavioral & school conflict; bicultural, acculturation, assimilation, ethnicity socialization conflict; identity & intergenerational conflict. Stress/Anger Mgmt. Occupational Stress: Welcome Law Enforcement, First Responders, Hospital & Crisis Workers; Aviation Personnel. Parent Child Interaction. Marriage Family Couples Counseling. Emphasis on Family Systems, Relational, Interpersonal, Ecological Theory. Trauma Informed, DBT/CBT. PA Medicare & CHIP Welcome!
Smile! Our specialties include GeriCare© (older adults with complicated grief/loss); chronic illness/pain; depression; relationships; coping; acceptance; D&A. Conflict Resolution: Adolescent behavioral & school conflict; bicultural, acculturation, assimilation, ethnicity socialization conflict; identity & intergenerational conflict. Stress/Anger Mgmt. Occupational Stress: Welcome Law Enforcement, First Responders, Hospital & Crisis Workers; Aviation Personnel. Parent Child Interaction. Marriage Family Couples Counseling. Emphasis on Family Systems, Relational, Interpersonal, Ecological Theory. Trauma Informed, DBT/CBT. PA Medicare & CHIP Welcome!
(267) 460-7146 View (267) 460-7146
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Thriveworks Counseling Psychiatry Philadelphia
Counselor
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
We offer individual counseling, psychiatry/medication management (virtual only), family counseling, couples therapy/marriage counseling, and child & teen therapy.
At Thriveworks, we're dedicated to providing top-tier mental health services that are easily accessible to everyone. With over 340 locations nationwide and flexible online therapy options, our professional therapists are equipped to assist you through any stress, life transitions, or ongoing mental health concerns. We prioritize your convenience and needs by offering flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend appointments, ensuring that you can start your therapy journey as early as this week. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans, making your path to mental health support smoother and more affordable.
(267) 732-1068 View (267) 732-1068
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Lockwood Wellness Services
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Are you a teen, young adult, or working professional seeking practical solutions to life's challenges? Look no further. I'm James, a clinical therapist specializing in CBT with a holistic twist. In search of a compassionate guide who truly understands the complexities of modern life? Juggling the pressures of life, or relationships, or do you just want to become the best you? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, addressing immediate concerns while delving deeper into the underlying root of your struggles. Together we will explore, heal, and thrive!
Are you a teen, young adult, or working professional seeking practical solutions to life's challenges? Look no further. I'm James, a clinical therapist specializing in CBT with a holistic twist. In search of a compassionate guide who truly understands the complexities of modern life? Juggling the pressures of life, or relationships, or do you just want to become the best you? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, addressing immediate concerns while delving deeper into the underlying root of your struggles. Together we will explore, heal, and thrive!
(215) 234-7656 View (215) 234-7656
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Jacob C Neff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19118
My clinical training and background in the field of adolescent addiction includes working with families to restore the ruptured relationships that typically accompany addiction and to promote the healthy connections that support recovery.
In my work with adolescents, young adults and their parents, I am committed to providing individuals with the tools to realize their potential and separate themselves from the substances, behaviors and attitudes hindering their development and well-being. I provide a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic context for addressing the personal issues and challenges that interfere with healthy functioning and a sense of personal competence. Using a strength-based approach, I specialize in helping young people develop the self-awareness and coping tools necessary for navigating a confusing and complicated time in their lives.
My clinical training and background in the field of adolescent addiction includes working with families to restore the ruptured relationships that typically accompany addiction and to promote the healthy connections that support recovery.
In my work with adolescents, young adults and their parents, I am committed to providing individuals with the tools to realize their potential and separate themselves from the substances, behaviors and attitudes hindering their development and well-being. I provide a collaborative, respectful and empathic therapeutic context for addressing the personal issues and challenges that interfere with healthy functioning and a sense of personal competence. Using a strength-based approach, I specialize in helping young people develop the self-awareness and coping tools necessary for navigating a confusing and complicated time in their lives.
(610) 295-5584 View (610) 295-5584
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Lauren Levy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Are you facing overwhelming emotions or struggling to navigate healthy and stable relationships, especially during your teenage and young adult years, or as a member of the queer and trans community? As a parent, are you tired of feeling like you're walking on eggshells with your child, teen or young adult? Are you unsure if they will ever be ok again or feeling uncertain about how to support them? At Daisy + Co. Therapy, we've got you covered. We specialize in helping kids, teenagers, young adults, and their parents reconnect with themselves, each other, and gain the coping skills they need to reach their full potential, together.
Are you facing overwhelming emotions or struggling to navigate healthy and stable relationships, especially during your teenage and young adult years, or as a member of the queer and trans community? As a parent, are you tired of feeling like you're walking on eggshells with your child, teen or young adult? Are you unsure if they will ever be ok again or feeling uncertain about how to support them? At Daisy + Co. Therapy, we've got you covered. We specialize in helping kids, teenagers, young adults, and their parents reconnect with themselves, each other, and gain the coping skills they need to reach their full potential, together.
(484) 559-6774 View (484) 559-6774
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Laura Hetzel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPS, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I empower clients who are trying to get things right, but feel like they always fall short. Maybe you are stepping out on your own as a young adult, or navigating the mounting pressures of being a teen, or feeling overwhelmed by the stress of parenting a child dealing with their own big feelings. I support clients to accept difficult parts of yourself to feel more whole. I support skill-building to reduce anxiety & to enhance your trust in yourself & your abilities. In art making, we can create space to process experiences that feel outside of spoken language.
I empower clients who are trying to get things right, but feel like they always fall short. Maybe you are stepping out on your own as a young adult, or navigating the mounting pressures of being a teen, or feeling overwhelmed by the stress of parenting a child dealing with their own big feelings. I support clients to accept difficult parts of yourself to feel more whole. I support skill-building to reduce anxiety & to enhance your trust in yourself & your abilities. In art making, we can create space to process experiences that feel outside of spoken language.
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Christine M Prebble
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BSL, NCC, CATP
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Behavior Specialist (BSL), and Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) in Pennsylvania with 19 years of professional work experience.
Hey there, I’m Chris and I look forward to meeting you! Are you feeling overwhelmed and it seems like everyone in your life has advice to give but you don't think they truly understand what you are saying or the extent of what you are experiencing? Do you feel unheard and misunderstood? In working with me, I want to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental environment; one, in which, you feel like somebody finally "gets it." I believe in working with you as a teammate (yes, I do love sports); we are in this together. I cannot do the work for you, but I can be in there with you providing encouragement, tips and strategies, and insight.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Behavior Specialist (BSL), and Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP) in Pennsylvania with 19 years of professional work experience.
Hey there, I’m Chris and I look forward to meeting you! Are you feeling overwhelmed and it seems like everyone in your life has advice to give but you don't think they truly understand what you are saying or the extent of what you are experiencing? Do you feel unheard and misunderstood? In working with me, I want to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental environment; one, in which, you feel like somebody finally "gets it." I believe in working with you as a teammate (yes, I do love sports); we are in this together. I cannot do the work for you, but I can be in there with you providing encouragement, tips and strategies, and insight.
(484) 443-1384 View (484) 443-1384
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Crystal Somerville
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach substance abuse therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I was born and raised in New Jersey and lived in Pennsylvania for many years. I moved to Virginia in 2013 and now call Lynchburg home. My hobbies include hiking, kayaking, singing, dancing, painting and spending time with family and friends. I have had the amazing opportunity to serve children, adolescents and families for over twenty years in a variety of mental health settings including residential treatment, boot camp, community, outpatient and group settings. I’m an expert witness for the Juvenile and Family court system of VA. I utilize an honest, direct, client-centered approach.
Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach substance abuse therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I was born and raised in New Jersey and lived in Pennsylvania for many years. I moved to Virginia in 2013 and now call Lynchburg home. My hobbies include hiking, kayaking, singing, dancing, painting and spending time with family and friends. I have had the amazing opportunity to serve children, adolescents and families for over twenty years in a variety of mental health settings including residential treatment, boot camp, community, outpatient and group settings. I’m an expert witness for the Juvenile and Family court system of VA. I utilize an honest, direct, client-centered approach.
(617) 379-0496 x915 View (617) 379-0496 x915
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Kimberly Dwyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected from life, work, or relationships? I work with teens, young adults, and parents to build on their strengths and break unhelpful patterns. My goals as a therapist is help clients build skills to reach their goals and feel successful in all areas of their lives. I also enjoy working with parents to develop tools and strategies to manage challenging behaviors with their child or teen. Using attachment theories to explore patterns, I work to strengthen relationships amongst families.
Do you feel disconnected from life, work, or relationships? I work with teens, young adults, and parents to build on their strengths and break unhelpful patterns. My goals as a therapist is help clients build skills to reach their goals and feel successful in all areas of their lives. I also enjoy working with parents to develop tools and strategies to manage challenging behaviors with their child or teen. Using attachment theories to explore patterns, I work to strengthen relationships amongst families.
(267) 493-1766 View (267) 493-1766
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Heather Novack Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19110
I work with a broad range of adolescent and adult clients.
I approach treatment as a collaboration between two partners, working together to deepen our understanding of your concerns, and construct alternative ways of thinking, being, relating and feeling. As a relational psychodynamic therapist, I consider our relationship an essential mechanism of change.
I work with a broad range of adolescent and adult clients.
I approach treatment as a collaboration between two partners, working together to deepen our understanding of your concerns, and construct alternative ways of thinking, being, relating and feeling. As a relational psychodynamic therapist, I consider our relationship an essential mechanism of change.
(410) 469-6344 View (410) 469-6344
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Ed L Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Whether you're an adult navigating life's complexities or an adolescent seeking identity, I'm here to provide unwavering support. Your voice matters—express freely, knowing I'm here to listen without judgment. Together, we'll shape your path by addressing challenges like anxiety, depression, or relationships. I believe in a holistic approach, nurturing resilience and guiding progress. With my support, you'll uncover strengths, conquer obstacles, and create an empowered, purpose-driven future.
Whether you're an adult navigating life's complexities or an adolescent seeking identity, I'm here to provide unwavering support. Your voice matters—express freely, knowing I'm here to listen without judgment. Together, we'll shape your path by addressing challenges like anxiety, depression, or relationships. I believe in a holistic approach, nurturing resilience and guiding progress. With my support, you'll uncover strengths, conquer obstacles, and create an empowered, purpose-driven future.
(215) 593-2817 View (215) 593-2817
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Frances G Martin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
As a trained and experienced child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst, I am able to offer the deepest form of therapy when this is determined to be the treatment of choice.
I believe in the Talking Cure. Life can be fraught with disappointments, losses, stressors and challenges that feel overwhelming and discouraging. Finding words to describe thoughts, feelings, past and present experiences, in presence of a compassionate and non-judgmental other, affords profound and lasting relief from the emotional discomfort that interferes with the ability to live the life one desires. Undigested emotional pain from the past can interfere with ones ability to live a full and satisfying life in the present. Identifying those emotions whose roots are in the past, frees us to live more fully in the here and now.
As a trained and experienced child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst, I am able to offer the deepest form of therapy when this is determined to be the treatment of choice.
I believe in the Talking Cure. Life can be fraught with disappointments, losses, stressors and challenges that feel overwhelming and discouraging. Finding words to describe thoughts, feelings, past and present experiences, in presence of a compassionate and non-judgmental other, affords profound and lasting relief from the emotional discomfort that interferes with the ability to live the life one desires. Undigested emotional pain from the past can interfere with ones ability to live a full and satisfying life in the present. Identifying those emotions whose roots are in the past, frees us to live more fully in the here and now.
(215) 874-5614 View (215) 874-5614
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Dr E. Devers, Philly Family Life Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, AAMFT, BCCC, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Dr Gene Devers has a particular expertise in helping people: * Improve communication, problem solving, & conflict resolution * Navigate stressful life transitions * Repair troubled relationships *Incorporate spiritual & faith beliefs with problem solving actions * Address child & adolescent behavioral or school conflicts * Successfully deal with concerns & changes around addiction recovery * Manage single parenting & step-family challenges * Enhance bariatric surgery.
I focus upon all things relational. We all occasionally find ourselves facing a transition/change, problem, concern, or conflict that we are unable to resolve; despite our determined attempts. I maintain that what we get "stuck-in" is living life and relational; no matter with whom or to what we are relating. If you desire, and are ready to learn how to get "un-stuck", I am prepared to help you create positive lasting changes in your life. I promise to provide you respectful, culturally sensitive, person centered, and solution focused counseling care. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Gene Devers has a particular expertise in helping people: * Improve communication, problem solving, & conflict resolution * Navigate stressful life transitions * Repair troubled relationships *Incorporate spiritual & faith beliefs with problem solving actions * Address child & adolescent behavioral or school conflicts * Successfully deal with concerns & changes around addiction recovery * Manage single parenting & step-family challenges * Enhance bariatric surgery.
I focus upon all things relational. We all occasionally find ourselves facing a transition/change, problem, concern, or conflict that we are unable to resolve; despite our determined attempts. I maintain that what we get "stuck-in" is living life and relational; no matter with whom or to what we are relating. If you desire, and are ready to learn how to get "un-stuck", I am prepared to help you create positive lasting changes in your life. I promise to provide you respectful, culturally sensitive, person centered, and solution focused counseling care. I look forward to hearing from you.
(215) 352-3145 View (215) 352-3145
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Daniel Pinsk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19122
I believe that therapy should be an engaging and enriching experience. Therapy is collaborative, it is a conversation, and it can even be enjoyable. I strive to do what I can to make you as comfortable as possible in session. You are the expert on you, and it’s my job to help you figure out what that means. I specialize in the following: Queer and Transgender issues, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Adolescent and Young Adult Issues, Stress Management, Aging, Grief Counseling. and Relationship Stress
I believe that therapy should be an engaging and enriching experience. Therapy is collaborative, it is a conversation, and it can even be enjoyable. I strive to do what I can to make you as comfortable as possible in session. You are the expert on you, and it’s my job to help you figure out what that means. I specialize in the following: Queer and Transgender issues, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Adolescent and Young Adult Issues, Stress Management, Aging, Grief Counseling. and Relationship Stress
(215) 273-9338 View (215) 273-9338
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Madeline Rice & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
ACCEPTING NEWS PATIENTS: We are an all Female group of seasoned and skilled therapist who are passionate about working with people. We know how to give you the tools to feel better and live the life you want. We specialize in a broad array of presenting issues that include eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, Adolescent and Women's issues to name a few. We bring a warm, compassionate approach to partner with you in the process of seeing and understanding long standing ineffective behavior patterns and, through our experience and training, will help you to reach your goals.
ACCEPTING NEWS PATIENTS: We are an all Female group of seasoned and skilled therapist who are passionate about working with people. We know how to give you the tools to feel better and live the life you want. We specialize in a broad array of presenting issues that include eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, Adolescent and Women's issues to name a few. We bring a warm, compassionate approach to partner with you in the process of seeing and understanding long standing ineffective behavior patterns and, through our experience and training, will help you to reach your goals.
(215) 392-2344 View (215) 392-2344
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Alaina O'Neill
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing services for teen and young adult populations who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma that may arise during difficult life transitions.
Hello! I am Alaina. I am a counseling student pursuing a Masters at Thomas Jefferson University. I have a passion for working with individuals to pull on their strengths and support them through the many different transitions that emerge during early adolescence and young adulthood. During our work together, I strive to cultivate a safe environment for us to work through any thoughts, feelings or emotions.
I specialize in providing services for teen and young adult populations who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma that may arise during difficult life transitions.
Hello! I am Alaina. I am a counseling student pursuing a Masters at Thomas Jefferson University. I have a passion for working with individuals to pull on their strengths and support them through the many different transitions that emerge during early adolescence and young adulthood. During our work together, I strive to cultivate a safe environment for us to work through any thoughts, feelings or emotions.
(267) 848-9808 View (267) 848-9808
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Katrina Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I began my experience working on a child/adolescent psychiatric unit and with children in a residential placement program.
Hi, I’m Katrina! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing for over 10 years. I help people who are overwhelmed, stressed, struggling with relationships, or dealing with a life transition or change (experiencing loss, changing jobs, starting college, etc.). I have extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults, but happily work with clients of all ages. My counseling style is empathic and encouraging. I believe that in most situations, everyone does the best that they can with what they have – moments that don’t go well tell us where help is needed or what skills we can build to help next time.
I began my experience working on a child/adolescent psychiatric unit and with children in a residential placement program.
Hi, I’m Katrina! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing for over 10 years. I help people who are overwhelmed, stressed, struggling with relationships, or dealing with a life transition or change (experiencing loss, changing jobs, starting college, etc.). I have extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults, but happily work with clients of all ages. My counseling style is empathic and encouraging. I believe that in most situations, everyone does the best that they can with what they have – moments that don’t go well tell us where help is needed or what skills we can build to help next time.
(484) 292-4703 View (484) 292-4703
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Qaira L Stead-Cora
MA
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
Early adulthood is an incredibly stressful time. From learning to maneuver the intense emotions and frustration that come with being a teen to adjusting to the uncertainty of being an adult, this stage of life is a whirlwind with which the masses tend to struggle. Here a few things to know: 1. You are NOT alone. 2. Your feelings are SO valid. 3. There is nothing wrong with you. If you are struggling in this stage of your life with things like anxiety, depression, attachment issues, past trauma, self-regulation, etc., please let me help guide you through. You will be okay and everything will be alright. Let's get there together.
Early adulthood is an incredibly stressful time. From learning to maneuver the intense emotions and frustration that come with being a teen to adjusting to the uncertainty of being an adult, this stage of life is a whirlwind with which the masses tend to struggle. Here a few things to know: 1. You are NOT alone. 2. Your feelings are SO valid. 3. There is nothing wrong with you. If you are struggling in this stage of your life with things like anxiety, depression, attachment issues, past trauma, self-regulation, etc., please let me help guide you through. You will be okay and everything will be alright. Let's get there together.
(215) 515-6139 View (215) 515-6139
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Melody McAlister
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
Is your teenager struggling with peer relations or their relationship with themselves? Is your family system feeling stressed or disorganized due to a recent change or lifecycle transition? Are you and your partner struggling to get on the same page with how you choose to parent or support your child(ren) or general difficulty communicating? If you are looking for a deeper connection to yourself, your partner, your kids, or within any other relationship, I would be honored to guide you through the process of understanding. We all deserve healing and peace. Let me help you get there.
Is your teenager struggling with peer relations or their relationship with themselves? Is your family system feeling stressed or disorganized due to a recent change or lifecycle transition? Are you and your partner struggling to get on the same page with how you choose to parent or support your child(ren) or general difficulty communicating? If you are looking for a deeper connection to yourself, your partner, your kids, or within any other relationship, I would be honored to guide you through the process of understanding. We all deserve healing and peace. Let me help you get there.
(215) 273-3284 View (215) 273-3284

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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.