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A Place For Teens

Explore. Learn. Grow.

Is your teenager changing before your eyes, and not for the better? Is your child pushing you away more than usual? Or spending more and more time alone? Are you noticing moodiness and irritability that makes you worry? Adolescence is a difficult time. Children become more independent and grow into adults. Parents try to find the right balance between helping and letting go. Add hormonal changes, increased responsibility, and impending adulthood to the mix. Toss in a little (I mean, a lot of) of social stress and you have a powder keg of emotions and teen angst. Young people are ill-equipped to manage the intensity of their experiences. It's actually one of the jobs teens have, to learn who they are and how to navigate the world while managing their emotions in a mature manner. They are still learning how to feel without becoming overwhelmed. Some teens need more help figuring this out and some teens need less to help them through this tumultuous time in their lives. Teens are often grateful to have a therapist or counselor to help them over hurdles and hard times.

Individual Therapy

Individual sessions give teens the chance to feel heard in a safe and non-judgmental place. A place to explore intense emotions and make sense of the world around them so they can determine who they are and reach their full potential. 

       Group Therapy

Group therapy offers teens a safe place to work through their issues and concerns with peers their age. Peer interaction and opinion are huge factors in the life of a teen, and group sessions allow teens the chance to find a comfortable space of same-age peers. 

    Treatment Areas

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Fears

  • Phobias

  • Social Anxiety

  • OCD

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Bipolar

 Common Problems

  • Adjustment Issues

  • Loss & Grief

  • School Problems

  • Divorce

  • College Prep
  • Perfectionism
  • Test Anxiety
  • Withdrawal
  • Adoption