Teen Counseling

P sychotherapy and counseling can help adolescents and teens recover from depression and anxiety. It can also help to develop strategies to address problems in school, and improve attention and learning difficulties. Adjustments to loss, divorce, or death of a family member or close friend can be particularly challenging for younger people, and sometimes controlling impulses, aggression, and defiance can be difficult during the years of 13 to 17.

Challenges Teens Face

Early and later adolescence represents a time of rapid social growth and development that can present intensive challenges for kids, and starts before the age of 12. Generally, some parental participation in the psychotherapy process for adolescents in this age rage is preferred, to promote optimal outcome. Your counselor would normally invite parents of adolescents in this age range to meet concurrently with their child during sessions, or toward the end of the first few therapy sessions, depending on the nature of the presenting issue.

How We Can Help

OptiMindHealth counselors skilled in addressing the needs of adolescents and teens can help by providing a safe and nurturing environment to explore issues at a pace that works well for each individual patient. Contact us today for more information on counseling services we provide to adolescents and teens. 

If you are interested in seeing an OptiMindHealth provider for Teen Counseling, start by completing our Appointment Request Form or call our office today.

Locations Offering This Service

  • MA: Back Bay

    800 Boylston St, 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02199

  • CO: East Boulder

    4770 Baseline Rd Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80303

Staff Offering This Service

  • Catherine Auth, LICSW

    Staff Social Worker

  • Deborah Felio, LPC

    Staff Counselor

  • Jerome Myerson, LPC

    Staff Counselor

  • Kari Lavin, LMHC

    Staff Counselor

  • Lori Allen, LCSW

    Staff Counselor

  • Michael Denton-Smith, LMHC

    Staff Counselor

  • Mark O'Laughlin, LPC, CAC II

    Staff Counselor

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