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15,807 people sought teen counseling help in Texas in the last year

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

Colleen Keiser

Hear from Colleen Keiser, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for teen counseling?

I approach teen counseling as a multi-faceted process. I combine key aspects of Gottman emotion coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and conscious discipline practices. I enjoy engaging with my teen clients and find considerable benefit in including parents. I strive to create a nurturing and supportive space for teens to explore their emotions, develop essential life skills, and build resilience in the face of life challenges.

What tools do you teach in teen counseling?

I teach the following tools in teen counseling: emotional awareness, emotional regulation, problem-solving, communication skills, and the acceptance of things outside their control.

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

When parents and teens report that conflicts have decreased and communication has increased, I know we are making progress. I also look for growth in self-awareness and self-reflection when we are discussing issues that the teen is facing. I really know a client is making meaningful progress in teen counseling when parents and teens report feeling connected again.

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

I would recommend parents do some reading and reflecting on their parenting beliefs and strategies that they are currently using. Taking time to really listen to and engage with the concerns and opinions of their teen can help provide a window into their world. Even when we don't agree, validating their experiences and emotions helps them learn to trust, problem-solve, and feel valued.

What should someone do to prepare for starting teen counseling?

As with any counseling, to prepare for their first teen counseling session, a teen can try to come in with an open mind and give it at least 3 sessions before they decide it isn't for them — you might be surprised! Having a list of questions and concerns is also helpful in allaying any concerns or misconceptions they might have about the process.

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 Cypress 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 Cypress, TX 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 Cypress therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Cypress
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

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★★★★★
Ms. Lopez is simply great, very intelligent, very knowledgeable and caring.. Thank you, Paul
Read more Ms. Lopez is simply great, very intelligent, very knowledgeable and caring.. Thank you, Paul
Paul Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Been to see Tameka Johnson and can honestly say she is one great therapist! She really touches subjects that make a difference. My teen has been struggling with anxiety and depression for sometime now and I am so grateful that she was placed with Tameka's care cause after literally our 2nd visit I have already seen improvements in my daughter she’s starting to become more confident in herself and is improving our relationship which is a blessing I can’t wait to see the outcome when she is done with her I am so excited.
Read more Been to see Tameka Johnson and can honestly say she is one great therapist! She really touches subjects that make a difference. My teen has been struggling with anxiety and depression for sometime now and I am so grateful that she was placed with Tameka's care cause after literally our 2nd visit I have already seen improvements in my daughter she’s starting to become more confident in herself and is improving our relationship which is a blessing I can’t wait to see the outcome when she is done with her I am so excited.
Cypress Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Ashley Johnson is superb when it comes to servitude! Her passion and drive makes it hassle free to receive the help I need.
Read more Ashley Johnson is superb when it comes to servitude! Her passion and drive makes it hassle free to receive the help I need.
Cypress Apr 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cypress is located in the same building as Hot Wok, Milan Nails & Spa, Fairfield Emergency Room, Texas Ear Nose & Throat, Vision Source Cypress, and Behavioral Innovations. In the same plaza is a Little Caesar’s Pizza and multiple hair salons such as The Cuttery Barber Studio and BBombshells Salon. Across the street is Schlotzsky’s restaurant and Auto Zone.

Phone number

(832) 662-5096

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Punjabi
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