Therapists for Teens in Nashville, TN

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Jerald (Jt) Tisdale
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Sometimes, your teen has experienced a traumatic event or is just having difficulty navigating life’s changes, such as divorce; the death of a family member; adoption; or adjusting to school, friends, and their self-identity. Communicating how they feel, especially to their parents, is not a teen’s strong point. As a result, both the teen and parents become frustrated. Adolescence is a significant life transition. Without some guidance (or interpreter), the process becomes a rocky road for all involved.
Sometimes, your teen has experienced a traumatic event or is just having difficulty navigating life’s changes, such as divorce; the death of a family member; adoption; or adjusting to school, friends, and their self-identity. Communicating how they feel, especially to their parents, is not a teen’s strong point. As a result, both the teen and parents become frustrated. Adolescence is a significant life transition. Without some guidance (or interpreter), the process becomes a rocky road for all involved.
(615) 488-7431 View (615) 488-7431
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Meadow Alsobrook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
I have a passion for helping individuals and couples work through conflict by providing hands on tools for daily challenges. I also have a desire to help those who struggle with addiction in all forms, not just substances. I offer trauma informed therapy for individuals who have endured complex trauma of all kinds with Brainspotting techniques. If you suffer from anxiety or depression I provide more than just “talk therapy”. I have a background in the public school system in Nashville. I will see both adolescent or adult clients on a sliding scale, and provide superbills for reimbursement through insurance.
I have a passion for helping individuals and couples work through conflict by providing hands on tools for daily challenges. I also have a desire to help those who struggle with addiction in all forms, not just substances. I offer trauma informed therapy for individuals who have endured complex trauma of all kinds with Brainspotting techniques. If you suffer from anxiety or depression I provide more than just “talk therapy”. I have a background in the public school system in Nashville. I will see both adolescent or adult clients on a sliding scale, and provide superbills for reimbursement through insurance.
(615) 235-1503 View (615) 235-1503
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Erin Lennon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT, Temp
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221  (Online Only)
Friends, life can be hard! From tween/teen girls asking questions like, what if they don’t like me? Am I good enough? Anxiety and stress about school, relationships, work, and life often overwhelm them. To young adult women and mothers asking themselves, am I doing this right? What am I even doing with my life? The anxiety, stress, and self doubt continues to overwhelm. At any stage it can all feel isolating or like you’re going crazy. Good news! You aren’t going crazy. You’re being human!
Friends, life can be hard! From tween/teen girls asking questions like, what if they don’t like me? Am I good enough? Anxiety and stress about school, relationships, work, and life often overwhelm them. To young adult women and mothers asking themselves, am I doing this right? What am I even doing with my life? The anxiety, stress, and self doubt continues to overwhelm. At any stage it can all feel isolating or like you’re going crazy. Good news! You aren’t going crazy. You’re being human!
(615) 208-2293 View (615) 208-2293
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Extriara Gates - Success Brand Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
I'm a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in child, adolescent, and family mental health. I have a passion for developing strategies that address immediate needs while fostering long-term resilience and well-being in the communities I serve. With over thirteen years of experience, I've dedicated my career to making a difference in the lives of those I encounter.
I'm a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in child, adolescent, and family mental health. I have a passion for developing strategies that address immediate needs while fostering long-term resilience and well-being in the communities I serve. With over thirteen years of experience, I've dedicated my career to making a difference in the lives of those I encounter.
(629) 260-3185 View (629) 260-3185
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Erin Carney
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
With families, I use Attachment Based Family Therapy to repair ruptures between parents and their teen/adult child, especially if your relationship has been impacted by your child's depression, suicidality, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation.
If you tell yourself: “I can’t keep living like this,” we'll be a good fit. I specialize in individuals, couples, and families who've been impacted by suicidal thoughts and related concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and identity-related stress (gender, sexual orientation, ethnic/racial). These people are cycle-breakers who want to change old family patterns; stonecatchers who try to protect others from mistreatment because they know how it feels; or those who are simply tired of feeling “just ok.” Ultimately I blend the nerdy science of psychology with humility and humor to support you in building a more meaningful life.
With families, I use Attachment Based Family Therapy to repair ruptures between parents and their teen/adult child, especially if your relationship has been impacted by your child's depression, suicidality, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation.
If you tell yourself: “I can’t keep living like this,” we'll be a good fit. I specialize in individuals, couples, and families who've been impacted by suicidal thoughts and related concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and identity-related stress (gender, sexual orientation, ethnic/racial). These people are cycle-breakers who want to change old family patterns; stonecatchers who try to protect others from mistreatment because they know how it feels; or those who are simply tired of feeling “just ok.” Ultimately I blend the nerdy science of psychology with humility and humor to support you in building a more meaningful life.
(629) 238-0863 View (629) 238-0863
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Kary Valdes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Through child and adolescent centered therapy kids can process, understand and become more aware of their own ability to handle lifes ups and downs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
Through child and adolescent centered therapy kids can process, understand and become more aware of their own ability to handle lifes ups and downs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating children and adolescents. I have been working with children for over 20 years and truly enjoy seeing children move from timid and anxious to confident and self assured. I can help kids deal with divorce, death, abuse, anxiety and many other issues that affect children and adolescents. I will help them to be better at dealing with life as it comes to them and to be more assured when things get hard. I am a Consultant with EMDR which is trauma therapy. I also see adults for EMDR as well with children and adolescents.
(615) 282-5138 View (615) 282-5138
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Inspirational Life Coaching - Life Coach Counselor
MA, BS, CPLC, CHT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Hypnotherapy - Hypnosis can be a life changing event that allows you to achieve success when dealing with issues such as; Anxiety, phobias, depressions, stress, grief, insomnia, emotional trauma, weight loss, smoking, confidence building, habit cessations, eliminating fears, academic enhancement, relationship issues, pain management and children & teen empowerment.
Life Coaching - Do you have the life you want? Are you ready to make a meaningful change in your life? Inspirational Life Coaching helps individuals achieve their goals by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable goals. As your life coach and counselor, I will assist you with clarifying your goals, values purpose and vision so that your dreams become a reality.
Hypnotherapy - Hypnosis can be a life changing event that allows you to achieve success when dealing with issues such as; Anxiety, phobias, depressions, stress, grief, insomnia, emotional trauma, weight loss, smoking, confidence building, habit cessations, eliminating fears, academic enhancement, relationship issues, pain management and children & teen empowerment.
Life Coaching - Do you have the life you want? Are you ready to make a meaningful change in your life? Inspirational Life Coaching helps individuals achieve their goals by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable goals. As your life coach and counselor, I will assist you with clarifying your goals, values purpose and vision so that your dreams become a reality.
(615) 235-6424 View (615) 235-6424
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Kendyl Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
You're navigating through life's tricky maze. You might be a hard-working professional, a vibrant young adult, a loving couple, or a fiery teenager. You're a dynamo - successful, busy, and always on the move. Yet, there's something amiss. Despite achieving what many would consider the 'dream', you're not feeling the contentment you thought would come with it. Maybe you're wrestling with anxiety or battling bouts of depression. Perhaps relationships aren't thriving like they used to, or your life's trajectory has you questioning what's next.
You're navigating through life's tricky maze. You might be a hard-working professional, a vibrant young adult, a loving couple, or a fiery teenager. You're a dynamo - successful, busy, and always on the move. Yet, there's something amiss. Despite achieving what many would consider the 'dream', you're not feeling the contentment you thought would come with it. Maybe you're wrestling with anxiety or battling bouts of depression. Perhaps relationships aren't thriving like they used to, or your life's trajectory has you questioning what's next.
(615) 640-4120 View (615) 640-4120
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Khrys Amaya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGCS-CA, ADHD-CC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37208  (Online Only)
Therapy does not need to be hard with the right kind of support. Khrys is a licensed therapist who has been in practice since 2017. Khrys has an eclectic approach in which she uses psychoanalysis and creative modalities to make connections and engage clients in therapy. Khrys is a crisis debriefing facilitator and holds two certifications, which include: ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) and Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS-CA). She is truly passionate about feeling all of the feelings with her clients, whether it's triumph or sadness, you are not alone on this journey.
Therapy does not need to be hard with the right kind of support. Khrys is a licensed therapist who has been in practice since 2017. Khrys has an eclectic approach in which she uses psychoanalysis and creative modalities to make connections and engage clients in therapy. Khrys is a crisis debriefing facilitator and holds two certifications, which include: ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) and Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS-CA). She is truly passionate about feeling all of the feelings with her clients, whether it's triumph or sadness, you are not alone on this journey.
(629) 222-2082 View (629) 222-2082
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Delilah Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
We understand the importance of a relatable and post-modern approach to therapy by using models effective for adolescent and teenage girls, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and EMDR.
In today’s world, women and girls are faced with unimaginable stressors in everyday life — negative criticism from parents and friends about body image, anxiety and stress regarding world news, and difficulties relating to bullying, communication, and relationship difficulties on social media just to name a few. These everyday issues can trigger depression, anxiety, and trauma — not to mention exacerbate already present mental health issues such as mood disorders, eating disorders, or OCD. Our goal is to open up a conversation for women and girls to speak freely and openly about their mental heath in a space that supports women.
We understand the importance of a relatable and post-modern approach to therapy by using models effective for adolescent and teenage girls, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and EMDR.
In today’s world, women and girls are faced with unimaginable stressors in everyday life — negative criticism from parents and friends about body image, anxiety and stress regarding world news, and difficulties relating to bullying, communication, and relationship difficulties on social media just to name a few. These everyday issues can trigger depression, anxiety, and trauma — not to mention exacerbate already present mental health issues such as mood disorders, eating disorders, or OCD. Our goal is to open up a conversation for women and girls to speak freely and openly about their mental heath in a space that supports women.
(615) 437-5646 View (615) 437-5646
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HopeNation
Not Verified Not Verified
Nashville, TN 37211  (Online Only)
Does your child, teen or young adult (up to age 26) struggle to experience the best that life has to offer? As a parent do you have challenges that create overwhelm and distance between you and your child? As a young adult, are you at a loss for how to handle what life throws your way? HopeNation therapists offer hope and healing to children, teens, young adults and their families by empowering our clients to take charge of their lives. Proven interventions are used within a supportive and non-judgmental space that allows growth and transformation to take hold and flourish. You are not alone, reach out and connect today...
Does your child, teen or young adult (up to age 26) struggle to experience the best that life has to offer? As a parent do you have challenges that create overwhelm and distance between you and your child? As a young adult, are you at a loss for how to handle what life throws your way? HopeNation therapists offer hope and healing to children, teens, young adults and their families by empowering our clients to take charge of their lives. Proven interventions are used within a supportive and non-judgmental space that allows growth and transformation to take hold and flourish. You are not alone, reach out and connect today...
(629) 209-1769 View (629) 209-1769
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Amy Knutson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
I work with women and adolescent girls who are navigating a variety of life challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, and self-esteem or body image concerns. Women often face unique difficulties in the realm of mental health, but they also have unique strengths that deserve to be recognized and celebrated. I enjoy helping my clients identify and build upon their existing strengths to achieve their goals and create meaningful change in their lives. While I am passionate about connecting with women of all ages, I have extensive experience counseling adolescents and teens.
I work with women and adolescent girls who are navigating a variety of life challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, and self-esteem or body image concerns. Women often face unique difficulties in the realm of mental health, but they also have unique strengths that deserve to be recognized and celebrated. I enjoy helping my clients identify and build upon their existing strengths to achieve their goals and create meaningful change in their lives. While I am passionate about connecting with women of all ages, I have extensive experience counseling adolescents and teens.
(615) 471-7309 x104 View (615) 471-7309 x104
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Caty Pooley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I am passionate about working with adult and teen clients, who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Most frequently, I work with clients struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as individuals yearning for change, managing life transitions, dealing with relationship challenges, or looking for coping skills to better handle stress. I will tailor my treatment approach to meet your specific needs and work from a holistic lens, utilizing evidence-based practices to integrate aspects of mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
I am passionate about working with adult and teen clients, who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Most frequently, I work with clients struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as individuals yearning for change, managing life transitions, dealing with relationship challenges, or looking for coping skills to better handle stress. I will tailor my treatment approach to meet your specific needs and work from a holistic lens, utilizing evidence-based practices to integrate aspects of mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
(615) 552-0840 View (615) 552-0840
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Paula Rampulla
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I specialize in helping children, adolescent and adults who are dealing with a variety of issues ranging from emotional disturbance and peer relationships to depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I’m a Licensed Psychologist. I obtained my doctorate degree from the University of Salamanca in Spain. I have 13 years of clinical psychology experience working in different clinical settings including student counseling centers, community mental health services, medical clinics and private practice.
I specialize in helping children, adolescent and adults who are dealing with a variety of issues ranging from emotional disturbance and peer relationships to depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I’m a Licensed Psychologist. I obtained my doctorate degree from the University of Salamanca in Spain. I have 13 years of clinical psychology experience working in different clinical settings including student counseling centers, community mental health services, medical clinics and private practice.
(615) 802-5830 View (615) 802-5830
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Brooke Davidson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
Whether you are seeking therapy or assessment services, for you or your teen, the road to diagnosis and treatment can be overwhelming.
My name is Brooke Davidson and I am passionate about working with children and adolescents and their families. I completed my training at California School of Professional Psychology in 2017. My current practice has two main areas of focus: evidence based treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders and Psychological Testing. As a concierge psychologist, I offer several therapy options including in my office, mobile therapy (I come to you), telehealth and groups.
Whether you are seeking therapy or assessment services, for you or your teen, the road to diagnosis and treatment can be overwhelming.
My name is Brooke Davidson and I am passionate about working with children and adolescents and their families. I completed my training at California School of Professional Psychology in 2017. My current practice has two main areas of focus: evidence based treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders and Psychological Testing. As a concierge psychologist, I offer several therapy options including in my office, mobile therapy (I come to you), telehealth and groups.
(949) 558-2746 View (949) 558-2746
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Michele A Daniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Accepting New Clients: Child and adolescent therapy specialist who offers many years of experience working with youth and their families. I am able to help children, teens, young adults, and families by providing empathetic support and instilling a new life perspective which focuses on the positive and increases hope. My clients become future-focused while also building confidence and resilience. I approach counseling from a strengths-based approach which is supported by research in positive psychology. To learn more about my background and experience, please click my website link on the left.
Accepting New Clients: Child and adolescent therapy specialist who offers many years of experience working with youth and their families. I am able to help children, teens, young adults, and families by providing empathetic support and instilling a new life perspective which focuses on the positive and increases hope. My clients become future-focused while also building confidence and resilience. I approach counseling from a strengths-based approach which is supported by research in positive psychology. To learn more about my background and experience, please click my website link on the left.
(615) 257-8376 View (615) 257-8376
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Dean Porterfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
I specialize in Adolescent, Young Adult and Men's issues.
Understanding that for most, making the decision to enter therapy is a difficult step, it is essential that I not only connect and relate, but I provide a degree of noticeable relief or insight within the first session. This is especially true with adolescents, young adults and men, who tend to be resistant at the onset of the therapy process. I meet my clients where they are at, build upon their strengths to address their struggles, establish mutually agreed upon goals, and become an advocate for their overall growth and well-being. I am affirming, but direct in my approach.
I specialize in Adolescent, Young Adult and Men's issues.
Understanding that for most, making the decision to enter therapy is a difficult step, it is essential that I not only connect and relate, but I provide a degree of noticeable relief or insight within the first session. This is especially true with adolescents, young adults and men, who tend to be resistant at the onset of the therapy process. I meet my clients where they are at, build upon their strengths to address their struggles, establish mutually agreed upon goals, and become an advocate for their overall growth and well-being. I am affirming, but direct in my approach.
(615) 900-2180 View (615) 900-2180
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Dr. Mesha Ellis, Relationship & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
Are you troubled by self doubt, questioning your or your partner's level of commitment, or contemplating walking away from a relationship? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from others or frustrated by an unsatisfying sex life. Is the conflict in your family extreme? Are you struggling to coparent effectively? You may be single and exasperated by the drama that sometimes comes along with dating. Or, a parent who is helplessly watching your child or adolescent struggle educationally or in social relationships. If any of these statements resonate with you, I can help you navigate your journey to contentment, confidence, and bliss.
(678) 905-7862 View (678) 905-7862
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Clare Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37217
My passion involves working with child and adolescent clients as well as young adult women to navigate a wide range of life’s challenges. Within my widespread background working in ABA Therapy, Foster Care, and now as a School Counselor I’ve gained a strong framework for working with clients of multiple backgrounds. I strive to make each client feel valued and accepted regardless of religious, racial, gender identity, or socioeconomic background.
My passion involves working with child and adolescent clients as well as young adult women to navigate a wide range of life’s challenges. Within my widespread background working in ABA Therapy, Foster Care, and now as a School Counselor I’ve gained a strong framework for working with clients of multiple backgrounds. I strive to make each client feel valued and accepted regardless of religious, racial, gender identity, or socioeconomic background.
(629) 260-5577 View (629) 260-5577
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Jennifer Rundberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCMHSP, (temp), ATR-P
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
I think most of us would say it’s hard work being a child, adolescent, or parent today. Does it often feel like that the frustration levels at your home some times push higher and higher? Kids refusing to go to bed, teens unable to speak, chores or school work not completed, or worse—feelings of hopelessness with your child who is not able to enjoy life as usual? Has it become more difficult for your child or yourself to manage through another day due to grief, anxiety, or events? It can be hard working through these large feelings, and I would like to work with you to help navigate through whatever is happening.
I think most of us would say it’s hard work being a child, adolescent, or parent today. Does it often feel like that the frustration levels at your home some times push higher and higher? Kids refusing to go to bed, teens unable to speak, chores or school work not completed, or worse—feelings of hopelessness with your child who is not able to enjoy life as usual? Has it become more difficult for your child or yourself to manage through another day due to grief, anxiety, or events? It can be hard working through these large feelings, and I would like to work with you to help navigate through whatever is happening.
(615) 471-7252 View (615) 471-7252
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.