Therapy for Teenagers

Teens are often exposed to a lot of pressure. How to fit in? How to get good grades? How to learn independence (but not too much, too soon)? They are in the process of transitioning from childhood to adulthood and are often at a loss of how to do this without significant emotional turmoil or conflicts with adults. Teens may lack the skills necessary to navigate the challenges they face. Therapy can teach teens new ways of understanding their worlds, emotion management techniques, problem solving to help develop their ability to make helpful decisions, and communication skills.

Some of the areas in which we help teens are:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety (Worries, Panic, Social, Separation, Phobias/Fears)
  • Coping with Chronic Illnesses
  • Depression
  • Eating Issues
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious (NSSI) Behaviors
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Parent-Teen Conflicts
  • Peer Conflicts
  • Perfectionism
  • PTSD (Trauma and Abuse)
  • School Refusal
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Tics and Hairpulling

Although we work with a wide range of presenting issues, below we’ve provided more information on some of the most commonly presented concerns.

teen depression

Teen Anxiety

Your teen spends so much time worrying, and now you’re worried about them. Instead of spending their time doing enjoyable things, they’re needlessly worrying about unlikely events or minor issues that they’ve blown up in their minds.
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teen anger

Teen Anger

Your teen explodes with anger over minor incidents. They seem to go from 0 to 60 in an instant. When something doesn’t go their way, you see them escalate to a level of anger and irritation that your teen can’t seem to manage.
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teen adhd


You have always known that your teen struggled to focus, but lately, this seems to be keeping them from being successful in day-to-day life. They can’t seem to focus on instructions or pay attention in school, and you’re tired of getting calls from the school or seeing your teen’s failing grades.
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teen depression

Teen Depression

You feel punched in the stomach every time you see how sad your teen is. Your gut tells you that this isn’t just a phase or some quick-passing funk, and you wonder why your teen is isolating themselves more and more.
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Teen OCD

Teen OCD

Your teen spends so much time on what seem to be rigid, ritualized behaviors, and now you’re worried about them. Instead of spending their time in activities they love, they’re very distressed about minor issues and are hyperfocused on making themselves feel better.
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