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6,512 people sought teen counseling help in Georgia in the last year

Discover how starting teen counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Andrew Haynes

Hear from Andrew Haynes, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for teen counseling?

My preferred approach to counseling teens combines client-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In client-centered therapy, I establish a nonjudgmental environment where teens can openly express their thoughts and feelings. This fosters a sense of being heard and understood. CBT techniques are introduced to help teens identify and address any distorted beliefs that lead to distorted thought patterns. This combined approach aims to enhance self-awareness and empower teens to use beliefs to navigate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors more effectively. I also assist in guiding teens through the exciting and challenging transition into adulthood.

What tools do you teach in teen counseling?

I educate teens about the concept of ego personality and its dynamic flow. By understanding that beliefs significantly influence their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, teens begin to recognize the power of their perspectives on situations and people around them. I emphasize to teens that small changes in their perspectives can lead to significant improvements in their overall quality of life.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in teen counseling?

I can observe a teen’s progress when they become more confident in their capacity to manage their emotions independently by constructing a healthy belief paradigm. Progressing teens show increased awareness of unhelpful beliefs and develop the ability to choose alternative beliefs that better serve their growth and well-being.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement teen counseling?

To supplement therapy sessions, I encourage teens to constantly work on challenging and replacing their unhelpful beliefs with more helpful ones. Referencing the structure of the cognitive behavior triangle can aid them in understanding how their perspectives on situations and people directly influence their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I encourage teens to expand their social network and deepen their connections that will help support them in adulthood.

What should someone do to prepare for starting teen counseling?

A teen can prepare for their initial therapy session by understanding the counselor's role in creating a secure environment for open and honest expression. Collaborating with the counselor, they work toward improving overall well-being. Teens can reflect on their personal narratives before the session to identify significant themes for discussion. Moreover, doing some research on cognitive behavioral therapy to understand the structure of our thought patterns can be helpful.

Starting Teen counseling

What is teen counseling?

Teen counseling helps young individuals better understand and manage the challenges that affect their mental health. Common challenges amongst teens include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and problematic relationships with food.

How does teen counseling work?

Teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the teen's unique needs — based on their age group, their challenges, and the severity of their challenges. It might involve cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, Thriveworks teen therapists in Duluth have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.

Does my teen need therapy?

Signs that teens might need Teen counseling can be very subjective, as they are experiencing many changes and can have intense reactions to them. As parents, you know your child best and are best equipped to judge whether certain reactions are standard behaviors for your teen or whether they might be hinting at a larger problem. Even so, there are a few common signs and events that often point to a need for therapy, such as experiencing divorce or loss, grief, consistent low moods, teens distancing themselves and becoming isolated, losing interest in hobbies, excessive anger or irritability, substance use issues, and suicidal ideation, among others.

Is teen counseling conducted in person or online?

Teen counseling providers at Thriveworks in Duluth, GA offer both in-person and online-therapy by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does teen counseling last?

The length of teen counseling depends on your teen's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, teen counseling sessions will last for several months.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Duluth therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Duluth
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.1 Learn about verified reviews
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My child is a little more relaxed and happy after 5 sessions with Andrew. He will continue the therapy and we are confident he will getting better every day
Read more My child is a little more relaxed and happy after 5 sessions with Andrew. He will continue the therapy and we are confident he will getting better every day
Qingqing Feb 2024
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Shame on Thrive works. My partner and I have been seeing a therapist and liked her. BUT both last week and this week we drove to Duluth location (35 minutes from my house), waited in the waiting room, only to find out our therapist wasn’t even there!!! Called to inquire why and basically got no reason. I received both the text message confirming my appointment and the emails. What if we were in crisis??? So disappointed with them.
Read more Shame on Thrive works. My partner and I have been seeing a therapist and liked her. BUT both last week and this week we drove to Duluth location (35 minutes from my house), waited in the waiting room, only to find out our therapist wasn’t even there!!! Called to inquire why and basically got no reason. I received both the text message confirming my appointment and the emails. What if we were in crisis??? So disappointed with them.
Tracy Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I am very pleased with my therapist and I have learned much about myself!
Karen Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Working with Eboni has truly transformed my life but also the personal love I have for myself. I’d thought I was need of therapy due to stress from my job. After a few months I realize that I was going to be tackling more than just work issues. Eboni was absolutely phenomenal in her quietness when I needed to see myself and determine the truth behind any problems I was trying to work through. I’m so much better because of it and I’m so happy that I made the decision to start. Though I still have a lot to work on;I can already see a difference and so can everyone else! Thank you Eboni!!
Read more Working with Eboni has truly transformed my life but also the personal love I have for myself. I’d thought I was need of therapy due to stress from my job. After a few months I realize that I was going to be tackling more than just work issues. Eboni was absolutely phenomenal in her quietness when I needed to see myself and determine the truth behind any problems I was trying to work through. I’m so much better because of it and I’m so happy that I made the decision to start. Though I still have a lot to work on;I can already see a difference and so can everyone else! Thank you Eboni!!
Duluth Jan 2022
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★★★★
My counselor, Eboni, is amazing and finds different ways using different resources to help me seek better insight. She is highly recommended if you are looking for someone to deal with self-esteem and anger management issues.
Read more My counselor, Eboni, is amazing and finds different ways using different resources to help me seek better insight. She is highly recommended if you are looking for someone to deal with self-esteem and anger management issues.
Duluth Aug 2021
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★★★★★
Very good
Atlanta Jun 2018
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★★★★★
I felt better about myself walking out of the session...
Atlanta Apr 2018
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★★★★
Enjoyed my first session.
Atlanta Apr 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Duluth is located off of Abbotts Bridge Road, and near Kani House. You will find an Urgent Care Center across the street, and an Extra Space Storage down the road.

Phone number

(678) 679-9918

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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