Teen Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Teen Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Paula Rossi, of Phases Psychotherapy, and Catherine Davin, of Lotus Wellness Pgh, are collaborating to offer a Teen Wellness Group (participants aged 14-18). This group will focus on CBT and DBT skill sets, two of the most effective evidence-based practices in treating adolescent mental health. Offering a group setting is a unique opportunity for teens to not only learn how to regulate emotions, but also find connection with others experiencing similar issues. It’s been found that group treatment is not only just as effective as individual settings, but can jettison healing to a new level.
(412) 435-5679
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Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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New Directions South Hills
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
New Directions Mental Health is an outpatient mental health care provider dedicated to serving Pennsylvania and the local South Hills area. At our South Hills clinic we provide a broad array of services including psychotherapy, child & adolescent therapy, child & adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, medication management, and TMS therapy.
(412) 500-9378
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Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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Britney Brinkman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Britney Brinkman is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) in the state of Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with conditions or concerns relating to adolescent girls’ experiences, women's issues, themes gender identity and exploration, academic issues, and career development and transitions. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University and utilizes interpersonal therapy and an intersectional feminist perspective in sessions.
(878) 348-4654
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Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Barbara Madaus
Psychologist, MEd, Lic, Psy
Verified
Verified
I worked in many aspects of child and adolescent mental health system, including BHRS (Wraparound evaluations,) which gives me a broad understanding of Outpatient/In-home services for children, teens and young adults with various mental health challenges.
I have specialized in evaluating, testing, and treating children, adolescents and young adults with behavior problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Depression for 30 years in community mental health, in-home and private practice settings. I have been a Preferred Prescriber and completed BHRS/Wraparound evaluations for 20 years. I also work with adult women or men who are having transition issues such as anxiety and depression regarding changes in their lives.
(412) 228-5742 x2
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Debbie Witchel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I can hear your child/ teen and help mend painful emotions.
Does the thought of starting a new day seem overwhelming? Do you dread interacting with others due to anxiety/depression? Are you unhappy with/or feel stuck in your relationships? Do you end up having the same argument every day with your partner? I listen, I care and I want to help. I can assist you to heal and lead a happier life. I believe in connecting with you as a person, the significance of identifying and releasing unexpressed feelings and changing unhealthy life themes. I am trained in co-parenting (including court-ordered) for couples experiencing a divorce. I provide reunification counseling for families.
(412) 252-2450
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Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Andrea Schachner
Psychologist, PsyD, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialties include PTSD/trauma, child and adolescent development, autism, and parenting skills.
My focus is to work with children and families to form caring and supportive relationships that are solution focused and trauma informed. I work with children and adolescents providing individual therapy, family therapy, psychological and psycho-educational assessments, and consultation. I utilize cognitive-behavior therapy and play interventions in the service of providing a safe environment in which clients can better understand themselves and their relationships in order to foster growth and success.
(412) 214-8913
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Karen J Stickel, LCSW, BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, FAPA
Verified
Verified
Issues of concern include mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, marital difficulties, communication problems, child/ adolescent behavior, bereavement and emotional trauma, among others.
We all deal with changes. Change is inevitable in our lives and you can either manage change and shape it to your advantage, or let those changes manage and shape you. We have the abilities to cope with the changes in our lives. Sometimes we don't realize that we can and feel overwhelmed in dealing with stress. At other times we find ourselves in unexpected or extreme situations for which our normal coping skills are inadequate. Whatever the sources of your stress, the result could be anxious or depressed moods, panic attacks and more.
(412) 214-8785
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Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Taylor Saunders
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Additionally, as a specialist in Pediatric Psychology and Child and Adolescent Psychology, I also offer developmentally specific care for children and adolescents.
I provide services across the age span of early childhood through adulthood. My areas of clinical expertise include relational challenges, emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, somatic concerns, traumatic stress, as well as adjustment and coping support related to acute or chronic illness or injury.
(412) 871-6085
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Tanya Bass
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you not recognize your teenager anymore? Is your marriage not working out the way you imagined it would? Do you wake up and wonder how your life got to this point? Do you always seem to choose partners that are not good for you? Relationships are both the most difficult and the most rewarding things about being human,and they are HARD! I believe very strongly in the power of relationships to heal as well as hurt. I help people look at the relationships in their lives and figure out how to move forward in a new way.
(724) 749-4862
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Pittsburgh, PA 15207
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Liz Chaney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Specialites: Child and Teen counseling through difficult transitions, behavioral concerns at school and home, ADHD, struggling with other's/parental addiction, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Are you ready to make changes to manage life's ups and downs more effectively? Do you just feel like you need someone to really listen to you and help you figure out how to untangle issues? Are you in a situation where you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Anxiety, depression, and a multitude of other conditions reduce our ability to feel whole and effective in our own lives. My goal is to walk with you through the healing process so that you arrive at a new perspective, emboldened by your own internal compass and power.
(412) 223-3175
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Pittsburgh, PA 15234
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Mary Ellen Maloney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My specialty is mental health disorders including adolescent and young adult issues around transitions, anxiety, mood and thought disorders, self harming, grief and family conflict.
When you find yourself in a time of crisis and need extra support and guidance, an understanding and compassionate therapist is the best place to start. Are you struggling with sadness or anxiety, family conflicts, unsatisfying relationships, grief or loss, or in the midst of a major life transition? By focusing on strengths and helping people problem-solve or seek change through supportive therapy, many of life's overwhelming stressors become manageable. Call me to discuss how I may assist you or a family member. Free initial phone consultation.
(412) 545-6028
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Pittsburgh, PA 15228
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Christina Maria Sauers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, MA
Verified
Verified
Through EMDR, I can assist you or your child/ adolescent reprocess uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences in order to promote healing from the inside out.
Trauma can affect us in ways we are not always aware of. Healing can help us in ways we never knew were possible. Stressful and distressing life events can leave us feeling alone, wounded, anxious, sad, or angry. Until the trauma is healed, we may continue to stay stuck. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults (ages 14+), who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self injury, Suicidality, Grief & Loss, OCD, Anger, and other uncomfortable emotions. By treating the potential trauma that lies beneath the surface, I can help you find peace and healing.
(878) 205-0108
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Pittsburgh, PA 15228
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New Directions Mental Health - Robinson Twp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Offering Teletherapy, Telepsychiatry and in-office visits. We are a heart-centered practice dedicated to providing highly personalized care that supports you in making lasting changes. At New Directions, we specialize in providing the help you need from start to finish including matching you with the right therapist or psychiatric provider and offering effective services. Whether you are looking for individual therapy for yourself, therapy for a child or teen , couple's therapy, family therapy and/or psychiatric services, we can assist.
(412) 444-7275
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Pittsburgh, PA 15205
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Dr. Jonathan King
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Jonathan has had extensive training in providing child and adolescent individual therapy, structural family therapy, and school and home-based interventions. His experience includes working in therapeutic and educational settings with children and adolescents struggling with a variety of difficulties including behavioral disorders, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and many other mental health concerns. Jonathan also has broad experience in administering and interpreting psychological assessments of children and adolescents including IQ, achievement, behavioral, and projective measures.
(724) 573-3647
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Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Teresa Beshai
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MALS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you concerned about your child's social interactions? I am a licensed professional counselor who has worked for private, nonprofit, and governmental facilities in both outpatient and residential behavioral settings. I specialize in child/ adolescent and young adult behavioral health. From my multifaceted background, I have learned techniques that promote self- discovery with a fun approach to counseling. I specialize in child/ adolescent ADHD, anxiety, depression, and impulse control. As a mother, I understand the blessings and challenges of parenthood. I can help to reduce tantrums and promote healthy relationships. Ready for a fresh start?
(412) 438-8693
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Pittsburgh, PA 15202
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Christopher P Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Each of us each and every day is confronted with significant life difficulties. We can become overwhelmed and unable to cope with what appears to be insurmountable problems. My approach to counseling and consultation is that of a life coach assisting and supporting each person in learning new ways to deal with life difficulties and reach ones full potential. Most of us can benefit from a coach from time to time to help us deal with issues such as: relationships, parenting, adolescent struggles, substance misuse, abuse or addiction, anxiety and depression. Tomorrow can be different than today!
(412) 228-0601
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Lisa Renee Fleissner
Licensed Professional Counselor, NBCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma,spirituality and teen therapy as well as marriage and family therapy.
Would you like a therapist who is enthusiastic about helping and has 11 years of experience understanding life struggles such as job stress, relationships and self-esteem issues?Do think you would fit well in a smaller setting where you are known personally? I have a independent practice that allows me the freedom to devote more time and attention to each case and would like to help you manage your personal struggles that throw your life off balance. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and work well with people wanting to gain confidence in themselves. Call 412-977-2036.
(724) 602-9720
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Bethany Marie Crile
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), and a Reiki Practitioner.
As a passionate and empathetic mental health professional, I seek to provide creative, exploratory therapeutic practices to help children flourish. I hold space for children to think, feel, explore, and make sense of their innermost worlds. I seek to enhance their brain/body connections to aid in healthy, autonomous development while healing from past traumatic experiences. My approach is very playful, child-directed, and trauma-informed. I am simply an instrument to help children unlock their unique gifts and potentials. Together, we will work towards integration of mind, body, and spirit.
(412) 991-2041
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Pittsburgh, PA 15228
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Bailey Zembower Borrow
Counselor, LPC, ACMHC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with advanced training in child & adolescent trauma treatment, Bailey is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) and trauma informed movement professional.
Maybe you’re just starting your healing journey, or looking for a change - to meet with a therapist who sees you as a whole person, and not just your circumstances. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before but it feels like no one really gets it, or the things that “should” work just don’t. Therapy with Bailey is a little bit different because we have to do things in new ways to start to think and feel better than before. Based out of Pittsburgh, PA and serving clients in Utah through telehealth, this is truly therapy outside the box.
(412) 307-9328
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Pittsburgh, PA 15209
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Andrew Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I have had the privilege of supporting many individuals in outpatient therapy as they have navigated a variety of challenges – from serious mental illnesses to more transient stressors. Although I have assisted clients from a wide range of backgrounds, I have worked most extensively with adolescent and young adult males experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mania, aggression, family conflicts, suicidal/homicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, substance abuse, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral difficulties, and psychosis.
(878) 645-3750 x116
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Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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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.