Teen & Adolescent Therapy
Individual Teen & Adolescent Therapy
Whether your child needs a warm and patient personality or someone more direct, we’ll match them with a therapist they can open up to and learn from. Meeting weekly online or in person with an experienced and supportive clinician can make an amazing difference in the well-being of children and adolescents. Behavioral interventions at the hands of a skilled therapist can improve the most difficult behaviors while cognitive techniques challenge unhealthy beliefs that lead to stubborn moods.
Adolescent Group Skills Training
Weekly DBT-Skills Training Groups add to what adolescents learn in individual therapy. In online group, they learn how to use the skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT Skills groups for teens gives them practical coping skills for responding to their rapidly changing emotions, self-esteem challenges, and peer relationship issues that arise during what is likely to be one of the most stressful periods of their lives.
Adolescent Phone Coaching
Phone coaching is a required component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A). Adolescents participating in any full DBT program receive support through telephone, text, and email in between sessions so they can receive "in-the-moment" crisis management and skills coaching. They can reach out to their individual DBT at any time and can expect a prompt reply. This is often a great way for an adolescent to receive help when they need it and also to work through issues with their therapist such as recognizing and respecting personal limits, communicating effectively, and healthy management of interpersonal conflict.
Caregivers need help too. Working with a parent coach may be required by your child’s individual therapist as a way to accelerate the progress made in therapy.
PSYCHē's Teen & Adolescent services have a reputation for keeping kids out of the hospital and residential treatment. But we also help teens who are simply struggling with how to cope with sudden changes in their world. When caregivers are also active participants, we can help even faster with issues of depression, suicidal thinking, and self-harm. Parents and adolescents each work with their own team member for the best results. For caregivers, parent coaching focuses on teaching behavioral management and communication skills while teens focus on learning skills and talking through their emotions.
Here’s how it works.