Therapists for Teens in San Antonio, TX

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Adam M Avila
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78210
Life is ever changing and nothing is always the same. Regardless of where we are in life (child, adolescent or adult) we will experience change. This change can be smooth or it can be difficult. We sometimes need help to consider our life experiences, skills, strengths and resources when confronted with a complicated transition in life.
Life is ever changing and nothing is always the same. Regardless of where we are in life (child, adolescent or adult) we will experience change. This change can be smooth or it can be difficult. We sometimes need help to consider our life experiences, skills, strengths and resources when confronted with a complicated transition in life.
(210) 871-9146 View (210) 871-9146
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Anna Billingsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, C-DBT
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78231  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in trauma-informed therapeutic interventions, grief therapy, and adolescent mental health.
My intent within my practice is create a safe space for all of your experiences. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, stage-based trauma therapy, LGBTQIA-affirmative therapy, and couples and family therapy. I provide an integrative theoretical approach and I believe in utilizing creative modalities for my clients. For those in the San Antonio area, I do offer walk and talk in person sessions. This is a movement-based therapy and a good fit for those interested in an innovative and creative approach.
I specialize in trauma-informed therapeutic interventions, grief therapy, and adolescent mental health.
My intent within my practice is create a safe space for all of your experiences. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, stage-based trauma therapy, LGBTQIA-affirmative therapy, and couples and family therapy. I provide an integrative theoretical approach and I believe in utilizing creative modalities for my clients. For those in the San Antonio area, I do offer walk and talk in person sessions. This is a movement-based therapy and a good fit for those interested in an innovative and creative approach.
(210) 864-7275 View (210) 864-7275
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Joanne Ayala Mylacraine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78232
I am licensed in Texas and have 18 years of professional work experience as an individual, marriage, child/adolescent therapist. There is no greater joy than helping people and I love my profession. I have experience with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, grief, life changes, parenting issues, anger management, and an abundance of relationship issues. I am client-centered and your goals are my goals. I have vast knowledge in helping people in many different circumstances. I work alongside my clients to create a trusted and safe environment where your thoughts and feelings can be shared and healing can begin.
I am licensed in Texas and have 18 years of professional work experience as an individual, marriage, child/adolescent therapist. There is no greater joy than helping people and I love my profession. I have experience with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, grief, life changes, parenting issues, anger management, and an abundance of relationship issues. I am client-centered and your goals are my goals. I have vast knowledge in helping people in many different circumstances. I work alongside my clients to create a trusted and safe environment where your thoughts and feelings can be shared and healing can begin.
(210) 851-9819 View (210) 851-9819
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Valerie Rivas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78217
It takes strength and courage to accept when one can't handle parts of life, and so, I commend you. As a therapist, I accompany clients exactly where they are while offering unconditional acceptance and respect without judgement to build a safe and inviting counseling environment. Each client brings a set of unique morals, values, beliefs, and strengths which makes each person who they are. I treat ALL issues from adolescent to elderly within individual, couple, family, or group settings. Chronic Illness, Infertility, Miscarriage, Child Loss, Adoption, First Responders, Trauma, Abuse, Neglect & Adolescents are some of my interests.
It takes strength and courage to accept when one can't handle parts of life, and so, I commend you. As a therapist, I accompany clients exactly where they are while offering unconditional acceptance and respect without judgement to build a safe and inviting counseling environment. Each client brings a set of unique morals, values, beliefs, and strengths which makes each person who they are. I treat ALL issues from adolescent to elderly within individual, couple, family, or group settings. Chronic Illness, Infertility, Miscarriage, Child Loss, Adoption, First Responders, Trauma, Abuse, Neglect & Adolescents are some of my interests.
(210) 787-4457 View (210) 787-4457
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Stellar Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78238
Do you have a teenager that has you thinking "what am I doing wrong?" or "they seem to always be in a bad mood, no matter what I do." Well you are not alone, and those thoughts are all a little too common. Understanding teenagers can be difficult, as they struggle with challenges and trials they do not fully understand themselves. If you would like help, I invite you to call and find out how Stellar Counseling can help you and your teen have a more open relationship and understanding them on a new level.
Do you have a teenager that has you thinking "what am I doing wrong?" or "they seem to always be in a bad mood, no matter what I do." Well you are not alone, and those thoughts are all a little too common. Understanding teenagers can be difficult, as they struggle with challenges and trials they do not fully understand themselves. If you would like help, I invite you to call and find out how Stellar Counseling can help you and your teen have a more open relationship and understanding them on a new level.
(210) 672-1281 View (210) 672-1281
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Riaz Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Natalie! Are you having issues staying on task? Do you have trouble concentrating due to life events that you fee are out of your control? I support adolescent teens, adults and the elder population with multiple different issues who are in need of some type of support in managing issues such as these. Clients will receive the tools necessary to achieve goals of overcoming these issues, and learning how to manage themselves in a way that will increase a more positive outlook for the future.
Hi, I'm Natalie! Are you having issues staying on task? Do you have trouble concentrating due to life events that you fee are out of your control? I support adolescent teens, adults and the elder population with multiple different issues who are in need of some type of support in managing issues such as these. Clients will receive the tools necessary to achieve goals of overcoming these issues, and learning how to manage themselves in a way that will increase a more positive outlook for the future.
(210) 934-7770 View (210) 934-7770
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Ann-Louise T Lockhart
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78232
I am a Pediatric Psychologist, Parent Coach, and Board Certified in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology with over 18 years of clinical experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. I primarily provide parent coaching and life coaching sessions for parents of kids and teens diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. I also specialize in helping parents with highly sensitive kids and teens. My practice offers Parent Coaching online and in person.
I am a Pediatric Psychologist, Parent Coach, and Board Certified in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology with over 18 years of clinical experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. I primarily provide parent coaching and life coaching sessions for parents of kids and teens diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. I also specialize in helping parents with highly sensitive kids and teens. My practice offers Parent Coaching online and in person.
(210) 981-3595 View (210) 981-3595
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Judi Craig
Psychologist, PhD, MCC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78231
About 80 percent of my practice involves working with adults; 20 percent involves working with parenting issues (have written 4 Parenting Books) or child/teen problems.
My style is direct, practical, and upbeat, so I use a wide variety of therapeutic processes I've found to be effective in my 30+ years in private practice. You don't have to wonder what I'm thinking--because I will tell you! My goal is to assist you achieve your goals--whether it is healing past or current trauma, communicating better, learning ways to help with anxiety and/or depression, becoming a more effective parent, resolving a relationship issue, or simply helping you just to feel more positive about yourself and your life.
About 80 percent of my practice involves working with adults; 20 percent involves working with parenting issues (have written 4 Parenting Books) or child/teen problems.
My style is direct, practical, and upbeat, so I use a wide variety of therapeutic processes I've found to be effective in my 30+ years in private practice. You don't have to wonder what I'm thinking--because I will tell you! My goal is to assist you achieve your goals--whether it is healing past or current trauma, communicating better, learning ways to help with anxiety and/or depression, becoming a more effective parent, resolving a relationship issue, or simply helping you just to feel more positive about yourself and your life.
(210) 775-0907 View (210) 775-0907
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Verenice D'Santiago-Eastman
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LSSP
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
Is your child experiencing problems at school? ls he/she unmotivated or angry? Do you notice your adolescent just wants to be on their phone or play video games? Parents can sometimes feel at a loss when facing these situations. You may have even tried everything and nothing seems to help. You may feel hopeless and scared. This reaction is normal. Growing up in our modern world is difficult. You may have noticed that our youth face many unique demands and challenges and navigating these requires an intentional way of thinking. You are eager to help and so am I.
Is your child experiencing problems at school? ls he/she unmotivated or angry? Do you notice your adolescent just wants to be on their phone or play video games? Parents can sometimes feel at a loss when facing these situations. You may have even tried everything and nothing seems to help. You may feel hopeless and scared. This reaction is normal. Growing up in our modern world is difficult. You may have noticed that our youth face many unique demands and challenges and navigating these requires an intentional way of thinking. You are eager to help and so am I.
(210) 966-8508 View (210) 966-8508
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Arianna Martinez
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78228
Please contact me if you are struggling with your child or teen.
As a dedicated therapist specializing in children and teens, my primary focus is to provide compassionate and effective support for their mental health and well-being. Through a combination of active listening, empathy, and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I create a safe and nurturing space where young individuals feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and emotions. I work collaboratively with them to explore and understand their challenges, helping them develop coping strategies and resilience. By fostering a trusting and nonjudgmental relationship, I aim to empower children and teens to navigate their day-to-day lives.
Please contact me if you are struggling with your child or teen.
As a dedicated therapist specializing in children and teens, my primary focus is to provide compassionate and effective support for their mental health and well-being. Through a combination of active listening, empathy, and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I create a safe and nurturing space where young individuals feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and emotions. I work collaboratively with them to explore and understand their challenges, helping them develop coping strategies and resilience. By fostering a trusting and nonjudgmental relationship, I aim to empower children and teens to navigate their day-to-day lives.
(210) 941-4308 View (210) 941-4308
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Caroline Chemwor Mkubwa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78244  (Online Only)
A teenager with history of poor social skills, diagnosed with developmental delay, psychosis nos, anxiety issues and diagnosis of schizophrenia and Bipolar. Also depression and autism.This are the presenting issues that the teenager has to deal with throughout his/her life. Sometimes the teenager have a psychosis episode and sometimes on denial.
A teenager with history of poor social skills, diagnosed with developmental delay, psychosis nos, anxiety issues and diagnosis of schizophrenia and Bipolar. Also depression and autism.This are the presenting issues that the teenager has to deal with throughout his/her life. Sometimes the teenager have a psychosis episode and sometimes on denial.
(210) 942-0793 View (210) 942-0793
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Leah M Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217
My strength and passion in counseling lay in child and adolescent therapy working on body image issues, eating disorders, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral issues. I have experience in working collaboratively with clients, their medication management team, parents, teachers, dietitians, and pediatricians to ensure the circle of care is complete and my clients have the support of their community in their treatment journey.
My strength and passion in counseling lay in child and adolescent therapy working on body image issues, eating disorders, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral issues. I have experience in working collaboratively with clients, their medication management team, parents, teachers, dietitians, and pediatricians to ensure the circle of care is complete and my clients have the support of their community in their treatment journey.
(210) 794-9952 View (210) 794-9952
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Emily Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78216
Has talking to your teenager become difficult? You see them struggling and you want so badly to help them but it is really hard to communicate with your child without someone getting upset. This may be a concern, or perhaps you have others dynamics you are struggling to navigate. I would love to help you unlock the tools you need to better communicate and feel like your authentic self. The peace, confidence and relationships you desire are worth it!
Has talking to your teenager become difficult? You see them struggling and you want so badly to help them but it is really hard to communicate with your child without someone getting upset. This may be a concern, or perhaps you have others dynamics you are struggling to navigate. I would love to help you unlock the tools you need to better communicate and feel like your authentic self. The peace, confidence and relationships you desire are worth it!
(726) 227-0715 View (726) 227-0715
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Camille Slush-Mayeux
LPC Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78229
Are you pregnant, a new mom, or an experienced mom wrestling with anxiety, uncertainty, and the stress of carrying an impossible load? Perhaps you feel like you're never caught up. During our work together, you will find it possible to breathe easy again, find balance, and prioritize your own well-being for a change. If you are a parent looking for a counselor for your teenager, I will work with your child to help them love, honor, and cherish themselves and their relationships with others. As we work together, your teen will learn to embody self-respect, utilize boundaries, and communicate their needs clearly.
Are you pregnant, a new mom, or an experienced mom wrestling with anxiety, uncertainty, and the stress of carrying an impossible load? Perhaps you feel like you're never caught up. During our work together, you will find it possible to breathe easy again, find balance, and prioritize your own well-being for a change. If you are a parent looking for a counselor for your teenager, I will work with your child to help them love, honor, and cherish themselves and their relationships with others. As we work together, your teen will learn to embody self-respect, utilize boundaries, and communicate their needs clearly.
(210) 899-7138 View (210) 899-7138
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Lindsey Autumn McGehee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
Join me for couples counseling, marriage counseling, or therapy for yourself or your child or teen.
Welcome to Therapy! Schedule now: www.sanantoniofamilytherapist.com/booking.html I'm proud of you for considering getting help. I'm here to tell you that anything you're going through in your personal life, your relationship, your work, or your parenting really can change and improve.​​ There can be a beautiful story for you to write in your future. Having someone who can understand you, believe in your best, and help you overcome the challenges you are facing can make all the difference. It is a good day to stop carrying your struggles alone. Reach out for help today. 210-201-4050
Join me for couples counseling, marriage counseling, or therapy for yourself or your child or teen.
Welcome to Therapy! Schedule now: www.sanantoniofamilytherapist.com/booking.html I'm proud of you for considering getting help. I'm here to tell you that anything you're going through in your personal life, your relationship, your work, or your parenting really can change and improve.​​ There can be a beautiful story for you to write in your future. Having someone who can understand you, believe in your best, and help you overcome the challenges you are facing can make all the difference. It is a good day to stop carrying your struggles alone. Reach out for help today. 210-201-4050
(210) 201-4050 View (210) 201-4050
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Christina Galindo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78259
Do you live with depression, bipolar disorder, or experiencing psychosis? Do you have a teenager that feels alone, depressed, or in a slump? Have you recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition that you do not understand or know where to turn to for resources? Have you experience trauma through a traumatic event, childhood, adolescents, or a relationship? Do you need help?
Do you live with depression, bipolar disorder, or experiencing psychosis? Do you have a teenager that feels alone, depressed, or in a slump? Have you recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition that you do not understand or know where to turn to for resources? Have you experience trauma through a traumatic event, childhood, adolescents, or a relationship? Do you need help?
(830) 283-3740 View (830) 283-3740
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Ijeoma Too-Chiobi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78228  (Online Only)
Diligent Licensed Professional Counselor exercising competency in broad subject-matter in counseling therapies, including substance abuse, grief and domestic violence. Knowledgeable in youth and adolescent development, including social, behavioral, emotional and cognitive strategies. Exhibiting expertise in listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.
Diligent Licensed Professional Counselor exercising competency in broad subject-matter in counseling therapies, including substance abuse, grief and domestic violence. Knowledgeable in youth and adolescent development, including social, behavioral, emotional and cognitive strategies. Exhibiting expertise in listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.
(737) 367-0792 View (737) 367-0792
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Julie Gowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78232
Looking to connect mind, body, and spirit in your personal life and relationships? Then you've come to the right place. My ideal client is one who is ready to make positive changes in his/her life and will work collaboratively to achieve stated goals. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Areas of interest include play therapy, adolescent therapy and premarital counseling.
Looking to connect mind, body, and spirit in your personal life and relationships? Then you've come to the right place. My ideal client is one who is ready to make positive changes in his/her life and will work collaboratively to achieve stated goals. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Areas of interest include play therapy, adolescent therapy and premarital counseling.
(210) 853-0322 View (210) 853-0322
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Bethany Ann Gaylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78210  (Online Only)
I specialize in teen counseling, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I practice an open and genuine relationship with clients, focusing on helping them grow from their experiences to become the best version of themselves. I utilize many therapeutic techniques to form a diverse approach because everyone is different. Therefore, I collaborate with each client to find the most effective treatments.
I specialize in teen counseling, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I practice an open and genuine relationship with clients, focusing on helping them grow from their experiences to become the best version of themselves. I utilize many therapeutic techniques to form a diverse approach because everyone is different. Therefore, I collaborate with each client to find the most effective treatments.
(432) 302-6645 View (432) 302-6645
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Donna Shoop
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78245
I am Donna Shoop, a Licensed Profesional Counselor with twenty-two years of clinical experience. I have worked with individuals, adolescents, couples, parents, and families with Relationship Issues, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Adolescent/Teens Issues. I use a combination of approaches which include Person-Centered Therapies, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT). I will work with anyone who has a need and is willing to try new things to improve their life. I believe in working with a person where they are at the moment and helping them grow towards where they want to be.
I am Donna Shoop, a Licensed Profesional Counselor with twenty-two years of clinical experience. I have worked with individuals, adolescents, couples, parents, and families with Relationship Issues, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Adolescent/Teens Issues. I use a combination of approaches which include Person-Centered Therapies, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT). I will work with anyone who has a need and is willing to try new things to improve their life. I believe in working with a person where they are at the moment and helping them grow towards where they want to be.
(346) 375-7799 View (346) 375-7799

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.