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Teen Counseling

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  • Teen counseling helps implement healthier coping mechanisms
  • Our therapists help them develop their confidence & self-esteem
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What is Teen Counseling?

The teenage years can be exciting & challenging. Teen counseling is an excellent way for adolescents to learn more about themselves, their choices, and their emotions.

Teen counseling is a therapeutic approach for teens. With counseling, teens participate in talk therapy in a safe environment with a mental health professional to better understand and express their feelings, identify and solve problems, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Issues Teens Face

Our therapists help you with unbiased solutions prioritizing your emotions, feelings, and well-being. Get the best teen therapy for issues such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Eating Disorder

  • Low self-esteem

  • Relationship Conflicts

  • Anger

  • Coping skills

  • Bullying

  • Trauma

What Events Lead Teens to Respond Differently?

Every teen responds differently to life changes. Some events that may impact a teen’s mental health include:

    • Abuse
    • Major life transition
    • Stress
    • Self-esteem and body image
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Teen Counseling & Process

Your teenager deserves support. Our adolescent therapists tailor individualized plans to help teenagers & families navigate the stress of adolescence.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Teens often devise distorted core opinions about themselves. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps confront & modify those distortions. This adolescent counseling strategy is often used for teens with anxiety, depression, or trauma; a counselor specializing in CBT can help your teen identify destructive thought patterns & replace them with more positive ones.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can help your teen take responsibility for & find more beneficial ways of coping with conflict and extreme emotions. Dialectical behavior therapy is helpful for teens who engage in self-harm, are suicidal, and are teens with borderline personality disorder.

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Family Therapy

Family therapy improves emotional awareness and understanding of their role in the family. It can also help parents and caregivers learn strategies to listen to and validate their teen's emotions. By working with their therapist and with the rest of the family, individuals can learn more effective ways of communicating with one another.

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Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy focuses primarily on your current relationships, how they may be affecting your depression symptoms and ways that you can enhance your relations for a healthier state of mind. It helps with relationship difficulties by managing interpersonal deficiencies that make it difficult for teens to form and maintain quality relationships.

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Treatment & Process

How Our Teen Counselors Can Help You

Our therapists at Lifebulb are here to help you find your way. Through counseling sessions, you can learn to manage your emotions, build self-confidence, & improve your overall mental health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Adolescent counseling is a specialized form of counseling for teenagers aged 12 to 18, addressing their unique needs during this stage of development. It focuses on emotional, social, and psychological difficulties faced by adolescents.

Key differences from counseling adults include considerations of their developmental stage, involvement of parents, emphasis on peer relationships, addressing educational concerns, improving parent-child communication, and managing confidentiality and consent. However, counseling approaches should be tailored to meet the individual's needs, regardless of age.

Adolescent mental health concerns require tailored therapeutic approaches, as each teenager is unique. Several evidence-based therapies have proven effective:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Targets negative thoughts and behaviors, beneficial for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and coping skills.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Combines CBT with mindfulness, effective for self-destructive behaviors, emotional dysregulation, and borderline personality disorder.
  • Family Therapy: Addresses relational dynamics and communication within the family, helpful for conflicts, substance abuse, behavioral issues, and adjustment difficulties.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Focuses on accepting distressing thoughts and committing to actions aligned with personal values, beneficial for anxiety, depression, and identity exploration.
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies: Cultivate present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance, aiding stress management, anxiety reduction, focus improvement, and overall well-being.

Selection of counseling or therapy should consider the adolescent's needs, preferences, and the counselor’s expertise. A comprehensive assessment by a mental health professional guides the choice, and combining therapies or an integrative approach may also be effective in some cases.

The most common mental health disorder in adolescence is anxiety disorders, which involve excessive worry and fear. Other prevalent disorders include major depressive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance use disorders, and eating disorders.

Mental health issues vary among individuals, and seeking professional assessment is crucial to determine specific needs.

Teenagers frequently display a variety of behavioral qualities during adolescence, including taking risks, seeking sensations, being influenced by others, being emotionally intense, self-conscious, exploring their identities, having more autonomy, and having heightened idealistic beliefs. These actions might differ from person to person depending on personal experiences, cultural norms, and other particular situations.

We use a HIPAA-compliant video counseling service integrated into our Electronic Health Records System to provide a smooth process for our clients to engage in online therapy sessions. Booking a session with us is easy. Simply call our office or request a specific session time from our website, and a team member can book you with the best possible fit as a therapist or confirm your online session details. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual therapy.

Booking a session with us is easy and flexible, with several options. You can call our office, and a team member can book you with the best fit-in therapist. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual. Or you can select your ideal counselor from our website, select a session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.

We accept many major commercial insurance plans, including Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Tricare and others. If you don't see your insurance listed, we would be happy to verify your benefits to see if we can accept them, and if not, we offer you an affordable self-pay rate.

We take the responsibility of maintaining your privacy seriously. Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at

Counselors & Therapist that don't enjoy their workplace are often, unfortunately, unable to provide their clients with the best possible level of counseling and Teen & Adolescent Counseling. That's why at Lifebulb, our therapists are our top priority. This means that your counselor or therapist can provide you, their client, with the best online therapy service because they enjoy the work they do in online Teen & Adolescent Counseling sessions with you, where they work, and who they work with.

All our counselors are highly educated and trained and have received their full clinical licensure from practicing counseling. We also thoroughly interview each of our therapists, ensure that they pass a background check, and train them in-house to work with us. Additionally, we ensure that each of our counselors and therapists participates in ongoing education to continue to provide the best in-person and online Teen & Adolescent Counseling services possible.

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Our Resources

Read our comprehensive list of resources to learn more about in-person or online counseling for adolescents