Safe. Nonjudgmental. Connection.
Being a teenager isn’t easy – they’re in the awkward place between childhood and adulthood, while both their life and their body is changing quickly. As a teen/tween, it can feel every problem will last a lifetime. And so often these problems are minimized by others: “You’re just a kid. You don’t have real problems.” But we know that isn’t true, and we know that the struggles for teens and tweens are real, and that they deserve real support.
These biological changes along with schoolwork, family life, defining their identities, and relationships with their peers can impact their mood and behaviors. Sometimes, this can lead to feeling anxious or depressed. If your tween or teen struggles with mood regulation, self-esteem, self-harm, or has difficulties with communication, we are here to help. We also have clinicians that specialize with LGBTQ+ youth and addiction, as well.
We designed our therapy spaces with our clients in mind, so we have a dedicated “teen room” full of games and craft supplies! Our therapists often use humor and sass in session, which can help the clients feel more comfortable and safe so that they are able to open up and share their world. Therapy sessions are for exploration and processing, not judgment. To encourage expression and process feelings, we employ evidence-based treatment methods such as Arts and Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Structural Therapy with teens & tweens at Relate Family Therapy.
Has your teen expressed a high amount of fear or worry? They might be exhibiting more anger or frustration, having trouble concentrating, or complain of frequent headaches, stomachaches, or fatigue. Relate is here to help to get to the heart of what is happening for your teen.
The therapists at Relate Family Therapy and Counseling can help teens find their joy and passion again. With support, validation, and tools to combat their depression, teens can gain awareness of their thoughts and feelings and their depression can subside.
Relate Family Therapy and Counseling understands the impact of trauma and how it seems to infiltrate all areas of your life, from home to school to friendships. Our therapists will help you feel safe and comfortable as they walk with you through this process.
Relate Family Therapy and Counseling has therapists who specialize in a variety of unsafe behaviors in teens. They are here with support, empathy, and encouragement to help your teen address the root of these behaviors.
The therapists at Relate Family Therapy and Counseling help teens develop the skills and build upon their own strengths and resiliency to combat the lies that low self-esteem tells them about their bodies, their abilities, and themselves.
Conflicts and changes within a family are inevitable, but a therapeutic intervention can help manage the strain so that the end result is resilience and connection instead of despair and alienation. The therapists help the family system find their voice. When everyone hears and feels heard, families can come together instead of becoming more divided and confrontational.
Relate Family Therapy and Counseling focuses on the entire family to help support everyone. With tools that focus on connection, communication, and coping, teens can address the underlying reasons for acting out and families, teachers, and other important systems can be sources of support and understanding that meet teens where they are and work to lift them up
Relate Family Therapy and Counseling holds space for teens to talk about their concerns, ask questions, and build their skills in a place that is just for them. This fosters teens’ confidence, sense of control, and competencies in emotion regulation, communication, and coping.
The therapists at Relate Family Therapy and Counseling work with teens, their families, and IEPs to support the teens, build their social skills, and teach them to cope with their emotions and stressors.
Relate Family Therapy and Counseling has therapists who can help your teen remove the masks and be who they are on the inside. They can help your teen address the stigma, the difficulties, and the pain that can come with identity work.
Grief & Loss
Grief & Loss
Relate Family Therapy and Counseling has therapists with experience in helping clients walk the path of grief. Managing life after a death or other kind of loss is a heavy challenge, but they are here to navigate it alongside your teen to help them find the light in moving forward.
The therapists at Relate Family Therapy and Counseling work with teens and their families to address the effects of the abuse the teen experienced. Often the survivor of abuse is left with messages that they are devalued or damaged, but this is not the truth. Therapists can help your teen realize their worth and tap into their resiliency to rewrite those narratives into ones of strength, survival, and acceptance.
We work to provide the best fit for you amongst our therapy team. Feeling understood, connected, and engaged in session is one of the most valuable aspects of therapy. For kids, this means getting on their level. Our therapists sit on the floor with their child clients, play alongside them, and communicate in their native tongue – play! Even as kids get older, they still communicate through play. We offer toys and materials for the full range of play – sand tray, dress-up, dollhouses, books, art, music, movement, figurines, construction, animals, and more. However your child feels like speaking, we are here to listen, understand, and help them continue to feel empowered to express themselves – in and out of the room.