Therapists for Teens in Milwaukee, WI

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Cara Mastin
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
My ideal client is a teen, adult, or couple that is in need of communication work, reframing and refocusing thoughts, or in need of asssistance with anxiety. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated on their journey to healthier mental practices and those seeking assistance.
My ideal client is a teen, adult, or couple that is in need of communication work, reframing and refocusing thoughts, or in need of asssistance with anxiety. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated on their journey to healthier mental practices and those seeking assistance.
(414) 600-1504 View (414) 600-1504
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Dr. Brittany Mathews
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Brittany Mathews (preferred pronouns: she/her), a Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist licensed to provide psychology services in Wisconsin.
Dr. Mathews specializes in providing holistic evidence-based (a fancy way of saying treatment that works!) psychology services for adolescents (ages 10-25) in Wisconsin with anxiety and depression through her private practice, MindKind, LLC. Dr. Mathews works as a team with adolescents and their families, schools, and medical providers to improve symptoms of anxiety or depression by flexibly adapting science-backed psychology treatments to meet each client's individual needs. Dr. Mathews aspires to embody mindfulness and loving kindness on a daily basis and to share a compassionate, mindful presence with others through her work.
Brittany Mathews (preferred pronouns: she/her), a Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist licensed to provide psychology services in Wisconsin.
Dr. Mathews specializes in providing holistic evidence-based (a fancy way of saying treatment that works!) psychology services for adolescents (ages 10-25) in Wisconsin with anxiety and depression through her private practice, MindKind, LLC. Dr. Mathews works as a team with adolescents and their families, schools, and medical providers to improve symptoms of anxiety or depression by flexibly adapting science-backed psychology treatments to meet each client's individual needs. Dr. Mathews aspires to embody mindfulness and loving kindness on a daily basis and to share a compassionate, mindful presence with others through her work.
(262) 747-2336 View (262) 747-2336
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Christine A Finerty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53222
I specialize in women's mental health issues both adolescent & adult.
Have you noticed a change in yourself or a loved one lately? It can happen to all of us. Worry, stress, negative thoughts and fear have a way of weighing us down and holding us back. But, you deserve more. In this ever-changing world it's important, now more than ever before, to understand what to pay attention to and what to let go of. However, with so much uncertainty surrounding us this can be a challenge. Let's talk. Together, through a proactive and strength-based approach, we will explore how you can regain the power and control needed to address and remove the mental barriers that are holding you back.
I specialize in women's mental health issues both adolescent & adult.
Have you noticed a change in yourself or a loved one lately? It can happen to all of us. Worry, stress, negative thoughts and fear have a way of weighing us down and holding us back. But, you deserve more. In this ever-changing world it's important, now more than ever before, to understand what to pay attention to and what to let go of. However, with so much uncertainty surrounding us this can be a challenge. Let's talk. Together, through a proactive and strength-based approach, we will explore how you can regain the power and control needed to address and remove the mental barriers that are holding you back.
(414) 376-4596 View (414) 376-4596
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Katrina Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Katrina is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who provides individual therapy for adolescents, young adults, and adults. She received both her BA and MSEd from Western Illinois University and has been in practice since 2000. Katrina has extensive experience working with ADHD (adolescent and adults), supportive parenting work, adolescent related issues, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, women's issues, and stress management. Katrina approaches counseling with kindness, compassion, genuineness, and respect. She is an LGBTQ ally and has worked with many people from all walks of life, ethnicities, and spiritual beliefs.
Katrina is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who provides individual therapy for adolescents, young adults, and adults. She received both her BA and MSEd from Western Illinois University and has been in practice since 2000. Katrina has extensive experience working with ADHD (adolescent and adults), supportive parenting work, adolescent related issues, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, women's issues, and stress management. Katrina approaches counseling with kindness, compassion, genuineness, and respect. She is an LGBTQ ally and has worked with many people from all walks of life, ethnicities, and spiritual beliefs.
(262) 588-4029 View (262) 588-4029
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Michael Casali, PhD, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211
I specialize in child and adolescent therapy.
My clients are children, adolescents, adults, couples and families facing a range of life challenges including, depression, anxiety, loneliness, identity, relationship issues, and life meaning. I tend to work best with individuals who are curious about themselves and motivated to understand how their choices are impacting their lives.
I specialize in child and adolescent therapy.
My clients are children, adolescents, adults, couples and families facing a range of life challenges including, depression, anxiety, loneliness, identity, relationship issues, and life meaning. I tend to work best with individuals who are curious about themselves and motivated to understand how their choices are impacting their lives.
(414) 964-4388 View (414) 964-4388
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Veronica Sosa Ms Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PPS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
Founder and CEO of LifeStriders. Clinical Supervisor for over 15 years, DEI certified. I am experienced in: Abuse & Trauma, Anger Management, ADD/ADHD, Children/Teen Issues,Career Counseling/Job Loss,Couples/Marriage & Relationship Enhancement,Depression, Diabetes, Bipolar Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Domestic Violence,Parenting & Constructive Discipline,Grief,Low Self Esteem,Parenting Children with Special Needs, Reactive Attachment Disorder/Adoption,School Issues/ Behavior Problems/ IEP's, Anxiety/ Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety,Stress Management,Veterans Post-War Anxiety/Depression & Re-adjustment. DE&I certified
Founder and CEO of LifeStriders. Clinical Supervisor for over 15 years, DEI certified. I am experienced in: Abuse & Trauma, Anger Management, ADD/ADHD, Children/Teen Issues,Career Counseling/Job Loss,Couples/Marriage & Relationship Enhancement,Depression, Diabetes, Bipolar Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Domestic Violence,Parenting & Constructive Discipline,Grief,Low Self Esteem,Parenting Children with Special Needs, Reactive Attachment Disorder/Adoption,School Issues/ Behavior Problems/ IEP's, Anxiety/ Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety,Stress Management,Veterans Post-War Anxiety/Depression & Re-adjustment. DE&I certified
(262) 563-2981 View (262) 563-2981
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Katrina Gruber
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53220
I am very passionate about working with people of all experiences and ages. I especially am passionate about working with children and adolescents and have the most experience working with the adolescent age group. I am interested in treating mental disorders and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, autism-spectrum disorder, personality disorders, and more. I also have experience with family therapy.
I am very passionate about working with people of all experiences and ages. I especially am passionate about working with children and adolescents and have the most experience working with the adolescent age group. I am interested in treating mental disorders and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, autism-spectrum disorder, personality disorders, and more. I also have experience with family therapy.
(414) 928-8134 View (414) 928-8134
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Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
We have specific training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a parent-based treatment program for treating child and adolescent anxiety disorders.
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with OCD- and anxiety-related concerns, including: OCD, panic and agoraphobia, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma and PTSD, depression and mood-related issues, among others.
We have specific training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a parent-based treatment program for treating child and adolescent anxiety disorders.
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with OCD- and anxiety-related concerns, including: OCD, panic and agoraphobia, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, body dysmorphic disorder, trauma and PTSD, depression and mood-related issues, among others.
(608) 200-5681 View (608) 200-5681
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Lyndsey Litwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53212  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I specialize in providing online therapy for teens and young adults struggling with low self-esteem and relationship issues. At times, it can feel like your own self-doubt is getting in the way of moving forward. Like you are constantly stuck in your head, replaying a past conversation or preparing for the worst case scenario. Whether you're an adult seeking guidance through life transitions or an adolescent navigating the challenges of growing up, I can help support you in building a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I specialize in providing online therapy for teens and young adults struggling with low self-esteem and relationship issues. At times, it can feel like your own self-doubt is getting in the way of moving forward. Like you are constantly stuck in your head, replaying a past conversation or preparing for the worst case scenario. Whether you're an adult seeking guidance through life transitions or an adolescent navigating the challenges of growing up, I can help support you in building a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
(262) 592-5538 View (262) 592-5538
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Leah Hibl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226  (Online Only)
I have spent my career specializing in child/adolescent therapy, but enjoy working with people of all ages! I have great interest in working with individuals with PTSD, and teens/adults who cope with pain using alcohol, drugs or self-harm.
A therapist has three jobs: to listen, to teach and to instill hope. I'd be grateful for the opportunity to do those things for you. I consider myself a "guardian of potential"-I see people beyond the problems that bring them to my office and for who they really are. I have the ability to "reach the unreachable". You may be nervous about trying therapy for the first time, or you may have had bad experiences in the past, but I believe in the power of human connection and I believe you no longer have to live in the pain or circumstances you've been in. The time for change has arrived!
I have spent my career specializing in child/adolescent therapy, but enjoy working with people of all ages! I have great interest in working with individuals with PTSD, and teens/adults who cope with pain using alcohol, drugs or self-harm.
A therapist has three jobs: to listen, to teach and to instill hope. I'd be grateful for the opportunity to do those things for you. I consider myself a "guardian of potential"-I see people beyond the problems that bring them to my office and for who they really are. I have the ability to "reach the unreachable". You may be nervous about trying therapy for the first time, or you may have had bad experiences in the past, but I believe in the power of human connection and I believe you no longer have to live in the pain or circumstances you've been in. The time for change has arrived!
(262) 205-6608 View (262) 205-6608
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Luciana Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ICS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201
I believe that family is the key to healing adolescent and young adult mental health issues.
We provide a full continuum of care at locations around the country, including residential treatment centers; a full suite of outpatient programming, with Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and outpatient services with a flexible number of days per week; telehealth; and alumni programming. All of our programs have received accreditation from the Joint Commission for Behavioral Healthcare, the nation’s most respected healthcare accreditation body.
I believe that family is the key to healing adolescent and young adult mental health issues.
We provide a full continuum of care at locations around the country, including residential treatment centers; a full suite of outpatient programming, with Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and outpatient services with a flexible number of days per week; telehealth; and alumni programming. All of our programs have received accreditation from the Joint Commission for Behavioral Healthcare, the nation’s most respected healthcare accreditation body.
(262) 383-4064 View (262) 383-4064
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Lauri Budzynski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Is your child stressful? Do they get anxious more than their friends? Is your child or teen down & unmotivated? Is your family adjusting to adoption or foster care, or maybe a recent death or divorce in the family? Are you a young adult who isn't sure about what next steps are or maybe life is just really hard? If any part of these questions resonated with you, please reach out. Clients describe me as down to earth, easy to talk to, works well in crisis situations, & is non-judgmental. In my free time you can find me by Lake Michigan with a cup of coffee, on a walk with my family, finding new houseplants, or gardening outside.
Is your child stressful? Do they get anxious more than their friends? Is your child or teen down & unmotivated? Is your family adjusting to adoption or foster care, or maybe a recent death or divorce in the family? Are you a young adult who isn't sure about what next steps are or maybe life is just really hard? If any part of these questions resonated with you, please reach out. Clients describe me as down to earth, easy to talk to, works well in crisis situations, & is non-judgmental. In my free time you can find me by Lake Michigan with a cup of coffee, on a walk with my family, finding new houseplants, or gardening outside.
(414) 240-5906 View (414) 240-5906
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Andrea Knuth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I had worked in a child/adolescent day treatment center for 7 years and then 10 years as an outpatient therapist working with clients ages 4-64.
Sometimes life gets hard and we just want someone to listen and help guide us through in the healthiest and safest way possible. I am a psychotherapist who has done just that for many clients in the 15 plus years I have been in practice. My first priority is to help you feel safe and comfortable in working with me. I am an eclectic therapist that uses different techniques and modalities because I believe every client’s needs are individualized. I am a laid-back therapist that can bring humor into session when appropriate but I am also able to be direct in what I see and what I feel the best treatment needs are.
I had worked in a child/adolescent day treatment center for 7 years and then 10 years as an outpatient therapist working with clients ages 4-64.
Sometimes life gets hard and we just want someone to listen and help guide us through in the healthiest and safest way possible. I am a psychotherapist who has done just that for many clients in the 15 plus years I have been in practice. My first priority is to help you feel safe and comfortable in working with me. I am an eclectic therapist that uses different techniques and modalities because I believe every client’s needs are individualized. I am a laid-back therapist that can bring humor into session when appropriate but I am also able to be direct in what I see and what I feel the best treatment needs are.
(414) 441-4903 View (414) 441-4903
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Encompass-Effective Mental Health Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Encompass has been providing mental health services in Milwaukee and the surrounding area for over 22 years. We are comprised of seven highly trained master level psychotherapists, including three Art Therapists and two Child and Adolescent Therapists. The staff at Encompass provides counseling for children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Due to our diverse backgrounds, Encompass provides therapy for a variety of clients with a variety of issues. We have sessions individually, as couples, and in family groups. Our atmosphere is one of comfort and safety, ensuring privacy for working on difficult issues
Encompass has been providing mental health services in Milwaukee and the surrounding area for over 22 years. We are comprised of seven highly trained master level psychotherapists, including three Art Therapists and two Child and Adolescent Therapists. The staff at Encompass provides counseling for children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Due to our diverse backgrounds, Encompass provides therapy for a variety of clients with a variety of issues. We have sessions individually, as couples, and in family groups. Our atmosphere is one of comfort and safety, ensuring privacy for working on difficult issues
(414) 386-5299 View (414) 386-5299
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Amanda Babler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
I get so much fulfillment and pride in being a therapist, and I strive to bring that passion into my practice. I aim to build your teenager or child's narrative of therapy as one that is as empowering as possible for them to feel capable in tackling their personal challenges. Together, your child and I will promote their self wellness as something that is not a chore, but a priority.
I get so much fulfillment and pride in being a therapist, and I strive to bring that passion into my practice. I aim to build your teenager or child's narrative of therapy as one that is as empowering as possible for them to feel capable in tackling their personal challenges. Together, your child and I will promote their self wellness as something that is not a chore, but a priority.
(262) 999-7091 View (262) 999-7091
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Krista Krogh
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53215  (Online Only)
Are you or your teen struggling to reach their full potential? Are you struggling to set boundaries or to put yourself first? Do you know what is really holding you back? Life can get messy and we sometimes feel like there is no where to turn. We always have options, but our fears and doubts can get in the way of making the best choices. Through a strong therapeutic relationship, you can have the opportunity to really get to know yourself and the strengths that will help you to reach your fullest potential.
Are you or your teen struggling to reach their full potential? Are you struggling to set boundaries or to put yourself first? Do you know what is really holding you back? Life can get messy and we sometimes feel like there is no where to turn. We always have options, but our fears and doubts can get in the way of making the best choices. Through a strong therapeutic relationship, you can have the opportunity to really get to know yourself and the strengths that will help you to reach your fullest potential.
(262) 205-7890 View (262) 205-7890
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Molly Selby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you looking for a therapist for your child or teen? Is your child struggling with anxiety/worries, social/emotional issues, or a life transition? I work with children (age 6+) and adolescents (up to age 18) and their families. I specialize in treatment of: Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1)
Are you looking for a therapist for your child or teen? Is your child struggling with anxiety/worries, social/emotional issues, or a life transition? I work with children (age 6+) and adolescents (up to age 18) and their families. I specialize in treatment of: Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1)
(414) 246-5205 View (414) 246-5205
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Mary Durand
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCPT II
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Frustrated? Down? Simply want to be functioning as well as the next person? Anxious just going to the grocery store? Is your teen having trouble getting their homework done, hiding away in their room, and saying everything is, "fine." Daily living isn't easy. There's really no way around it. It's hard for you, it's hard for your kids (if you have them), it's hard for all of us. The great thing is we are not alone and we don't have to go through it alone. Life is so much better when we talk things through and get support. So many times we think we are the only ones feeling this way...sad, anxious, angry, hopeless...we aren't.
Frustrated? Down? Simply want to be functioning as well as the next person? Anxious just going to the grocery store? Is your teen having trouble getting their homework done, hiding away in their room, and saying everything is, "fine." Daily living isn't easy. There's really no way around it. It's hard for you, it's hard for your kids (if you have them), it's hard for all of us. The great thing is we are not alone and we don't have to go through it alone. Life is so much better when we talk things through and get support. So many times we think we are the only ones feeling this way...sad, anxious, angry, hopeless...we aren't.
(262) 205-6048 View (262) 205-6048
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Laura Janson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2010. She works with children aged 6 years and older, adolescents and adults. She graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Laura also has her Master of Art's degree in Counseling. Laura utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness skills, grief counseling and psychodynamic approaches to treatment. Her main area of focus includes depression, anxiety, grief/loss and ADHD. She has a passion for Christian counseling.
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2010. She works with children aged 6 years and older, adolescents and adults. She graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Laura also has her Master of Art's degree in Counseling. Laura utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness skills, grief counseling and psychodynamic approaches to treatment. Her main area of focus includes depression, anxiety, grief/loss and ADHD. She has a passion for Christian counseling.
(262) 588-4234 View (262) 588-4234
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Lanie Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53227  (Online Only)
Do want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences and start creating new patterns in your life? I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist that utilizes a holistic and integrated approach. As your therapist, I will help you process traumatic memories, learn coping skills, gain new perspective, set goals. I’ll show up as a real person, challenge you when you need it, and be genuinely invested in you and your journey. Schedule your free consultation today by sending your email inquiry.
Do want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences and start creating new patterns in your life? I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist that utilizes a holistic and integrated approach. As your therapist, I will help you process traumatic memories, learn coping skills, gain new perspective, set goals. I’ll show up as a real person, challenge you when you need it, and be genuinely invested in you and your journey. Schedule your free consultation today by sending your email inquiry.
(414) 877-8176 View (414) 877-8176
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.