Therapy for Teens
Is your teenager facing one of these challenges? We’re here to help.
- Teen Depression
- Self-Injury and Cutting
- Eating Disorders
- Social Anxiety & School Anxiety
- Sleep Anxiety
- Behavioral Problems
- Anger Management
- Experimenting with Drugs & Alcohol
- and more…
We teach CBT and DBT skills to help your teen learn to use healthy coping skills.
Our Effective Approach
If your teenager is struggling with one or more of the above issues, we recommend the following:
1. Individual sessions will teach your child skills for decreasing symptoms, regulating emotions, and gaining self-awareness about the process of self-change.
2. Family sessions will address your child’s specific needs in the context of your family. We believe it is essential to view your child as one part of the whole – your family.
3. Support Groups for ‘Tweens (ages 9-12) and Teens (ages 13-17) will give your child the opportunity to express him/herself in a supportive, safe environment. The main goals of the groups are to increase self-esteem while developing life skills such as healthy coping skills, improved focus, and stronger social skills. We use modern interventions including CBT and DBT, with many creative exercises that allow your child to develop healthy coping skills and increased mindfulness in all areas of life.
Comfortable Alternative to Intensive Therapy
Many parents call us to find effective alternatives to more intensive therapy such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) or Partial Care Programs (PCP). In our setting, we can provide individual and family therapy 1-2 times per week in addition to providing teen group therapy. This may be the just the right amount of therapy for your teen. We will then recommend when the time is right to reduce the number of sessions to once per week. Many families find this customized approach the right match for their child’s mental health needs, and allows your child to maintain their usual routine in school and extra curricular activities.
Teens Who Self-Harm Need Support
“Seeing a counselor or joining a support group will likely help to ease the frequency and severity of self-injury.”2
Our programs are informed by the unique skills and experiences of our founder, Lauren Muriello, MA LPC, former co-director of the Omega Teen Camp.
Teens Need to Learn How to Regulate Their Emotions
“Whether [teens] learn to suppress or reappraise as their main emotion-regulation strategy may be one of the significant factors behind their future well-being.”
– James Gross, PhD David Rock from Your Brain at Work
Well Being Therapy Center offers individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, teen children therapy, and group therapy sessions in a comfortable setting.
We look forward to welcoming you into our practice, and helping you to achieve your optimal Well Being.
1 Seligman, Martin E. P. The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy. American Psychological Association, Vol. 50, No. 12, 965-974.
2 “Teens, Cutting, and Self-Injury” WebMD. Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD