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1,939 people sought teen counseling help in Colorado in the last year

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

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +8 more
Military / Veteran, Medical / Health Issues, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +19 more

As a middle-aged veteran who has experienced divorce and single parenthood to children experiencing mental illness, I have experienced a wide array of... As a middle-aged veteran who has experienced divorce and single parenthood to children experiencing mental illness, I have experienced a wide array of life challenges that allow me to understand how to cope with and overcome difficulties to live a more fulfilling and functional life. Read more

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, Relationships, +1 more

As a 30-something female parent, I understand the stressors and challenges facing young adults in American society and culture.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage, +19 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

I'm open to any and all facets of identity that you bring to therapy; I want to help the whole person.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Military / Veteran, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +16 more

Working several years with clients who have endured trauma, it is not uncommon to feel yourself comparing your past experiences with other people's pa... Working several years with clients who have endured trauma, it is not uncommon to feel yourself comparing your past experiences with other people's past experiences. Read more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

As a multicultural woman, I have an intimate understanding of ethnicity, culture and race. I respect what makes each of us unique and treat each indiv... As a multicultural woman, I have an intimate understanding of ethnicity, culture and race. I respect what makes each of us unique and treat each individual effectively. Read more

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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, CO 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.

Need more help deciding?

Would you want to go back and relive your middle school days? I’ve asked this question to many adults and have yet to hear a, “Yes!”. Most of us think back to the emotional turmoil, the social stress, and are very glad to have that behind us.

Teens typically have a different perspective than adults, as well as different values. In addition, the brain isn’t fully developed, which can lead to poor judgement and impulsiveness. With the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical differences it can be difficult to understand them.

Our children are constantly growing and changing, making it difficult to know how to help them when they struggle. An adolescent once said:

    “I can’t let them know that punishments work, then they’ll punish me more.”

Another adolescent said:

    “I make drama in my life because sometimes I have nothing else.”

Adolescents draw conclusions from their experiences that may not make sense to us, as in the statements above. The confusion and frustration can be real for caretakers! The Thriveworks Colorado Springs professionals have years of experience and expertise with teens – let us help!

Why choose Colorado Springs Thriveworks Teen Therapy?

Teens and families find many benefits when meeting with one of our skilled mental health professionals. No matter the reason you are pursuing counseling, whether it’s an academic, personal, or social concern, we are equipped to help. Our professionals have experience working with many issues facing adolescents today:

  • Gaming addictions
  • Social Media addictions
  • Self-harm
  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anger
  • Family dynamics
  • Perfectionism
  • Lying
  • Low self esteem
  • Difficulty making and keeping friendships
  • Eating concerns
  • Focusing concerns
  • Academic concerns
  • School Attendance problems
  • Discipline problems

It’s difficult to see your teen facing difficult issues. Thriveworks Colorado Springs Adolescent Therapy is equipped with the skills needed to get your teen back to a place they can grow and thrive. The sooner your son or daughter works through the difficult situation with us, the better. Working through a situation early helps to prevent poor coping habits and prevents a drop in self-esteem.

Parents will oftentimes bring their son or daughter to therapy, just as they would for a routine dental checkup. The check up with your teen is preventive in nature, checking in on their emotional health. Other times, parents will have spent hours weighing options, deciding if help is needed and who to reach out to for help. In either case, know that our therapists are experienced with helping teens for a variety of concerns.

We want to be sure to mention that adolescent therapy is used to treat past and present emotional pains, as well as to help them to grow and develop higher levels of personal development. Growth in compassion and empathy will help them in their social world. Growth in self-esteem will help them cope with mistakes and try new things. Growth in perseverance will help them to hang in there and not give up quickly when things become difficult. All of these areas of development help a teen to become resilient, which will help them to have the confidence to overcome whatever life throws at them.

Adolescent Therapy Strategies

Adolescents vary in their willingness to participate in therapy. This is where the counselors at Colorado Springs Thriveworks really shine. Even with the most reluctant adolescent, we work to understand and connect with them. Once the relationship is established, we use a variety of techniques to understand your teen’s thoughts, emotions and actions, set goals and work together to get your teen growing and thriving in life. You’ll be surprised that even very reserved and quiet teens will open up and work collaboratively with our professional counselors.

Teen Therapy Strategies May Include:

  • Art and Music therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Mindfulness skills, such as breathing techniques and relaxation
  • Teaching coping skills
  • Teaching self-awareness
  • Teaching communication strategies for interpersonal skills
  • CBT therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • DBT therapy (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Strength based strategies
  • Positive psychology
  • Small Groups (see details below)
  • Role Playing

The professional counselors for adolescent therapy at Thriveworks Colorado Springs individualize each therapy plan. Just as each adolescent and family is unique, so are the techniques and strategies used. We will work with you to identify goals and discuss progress as we close in to the identified goal. In addition, we want your teen to leave each session with a spring in their step and renewed sense of confidence.

Small Groups – The benefits for teens are plentiful!

  • Strong sense of belonging
  • Connection and relationships with other people
  • Sharing of positive ideas
  • Growth in self-worth and self confidence
  • Strengthen relationship skills
  • Sharpen communication skills
  • Find passions and interests

At Thriveworks Colorado Springs, we are continually running small groups. We find the therapeutic setting and the sense of belonging create an ideal environment to grow and develop in any area. Look under the “groups” tab at the top of the home page for more details. Contact 719-266-3919 to schedule.

Details: Each small group will have 2 providers, and 6 people in them. They will run for 8 weeks, with 1 session each week. The cost is $400 for the entire length of the group.

Let Us Help!

You’ll quickly find that at Thriveworks, we do business differently.

Scheduling – easy peasy! When you call our number, you’ll talk with a Thriveworks specialist that will walk you through scheduling for your first appointment. We don’t have a waiting list! After this first appointment, you can simply schedule with your counselor or schedule with our online portal.

Thriveworks is a national community of providers that strives to be the best in the field of mental health. You’ll find that we have many providers with different strengths and personalities. You’ll find our joy is contagious and our relationships are genuine. We find strengths in people, families and situations – building a positive foundation.

Working with teens takes many hands. At Thriveworks, we will partner with you to build a network of support around your teen. This may include having discussions with your teen’s teachers, inviting family members in for sessions and partnering with important people in your teen’s life.

Call us today at 719-266-3919

Resource:
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discusses the science behind adolescent behavior. She views adolescents as a window of opportunity for important growth and learning.

The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain:

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Colorado Springs therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado 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 Colorado Springs
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

4.8 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★
Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Read more Excellent therapist who listens deeply and engages in thoughtful caring dialogue . With helpful analysis and suggestions .
Sreedevi Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Read more I feel heard, and understood. I have trust in my therapist that she is guiding me into take the right path and actions towards me healing old wounds and trauma from the past
Sharon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Read more Marie Beltran is such a wonderful therapist. She’s patient very caring and understanding. She truly a joy to talk to ? Thankful to have such a great therapist in my life ❤️
Colorado Springs Oct 2021
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★★★★★
Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Read more Jerry was amazing! Jerry uses choice theory in order to help his patients grow and work through their problems. Choice theory was helpful through my relationship counseling but also could be used individually to helps each person grow themselves. Jerry used real scenarios in order to water down the theory, making it less scientific and more geared toward individual use. Jerry was patient, helpful, and very understanding.
Colorado Springs Sep 2019
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★★★★★
My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Read more My therapist Rachel is the perfect therapist for me and the first one who I've told almost everything to and I could never ask for a better therapist thank you Rachel for changing my life and making a difference in my life and protecting me as well as helping and encouraging me even when I didn't wanna do your challenges cuz I didn't think I could do it and thanks for not letting me do whatever I want and helping me be a better person and thanks for your funny spider stories that cheer me up and when you were Sarcastic sometimes I love everything about you and thanks for being an Angel and for your kindness and Compassion I too have your back and care about you!
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Read more Cassie has done wonders for my daughter. She has come so far in this past year. I am so thankful for the relationship my daughter and I have now. Before Cassie we were a wreck. We love so Cassie so much. I couldn't ask for a better councilor/ therapist/ mentor.
Colorado Springs Jul 2019
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★★★★★
Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Read more Thrive has helped my husband so much. He has vestibular issues and it creates bad balance problems. It also has created left side weakness and he has had to use a cane to assist him with walking and stairs. Since being treated at Thrive, he only uses his,cane with stairs now and on occasion when he isn't feeling that well. His balance has improved abiut 65% also. His moods are much better now also since he can get around better by himself! Thank you Thrive for all you have done for my husband and our family!
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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★★★★★
I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Read more I love going here every Monday it's the best thing to talk to someone that I connect with and helping me through my challenges.
Colorado Springs Jun 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs is located at the corner of Chancellor and Channel Drive. Our building is across from Sassy Tan, next to Pikes Peak Dental, and slightly north of Fairfax Ridge Park. We share a building with Brothers Dental, and have parking available directly outside our main entrance.

Phone number

(719) 259-4585

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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