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3,830 people sought teen counseling help in Florida in the last year

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

Margaret Keig

Hear from Margaret Keig, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

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What is your go-to approach for teen counseling?

My go-to approach for teen counseling is solution-focused brief therapy. Depending on the teen, I may use creative methods such as art and games. I prefer solution-focused brief therapy because, with solution-focused brief therapy, teens are asked to draw on their past successes, strengths, and resources to create their desired future. I appreciate the respect this method has for clients — that it is non-judgmental and compassionate. I have also seen the effectiveness of a positive approach to teen counseling. Working with parents is also an important part of any counseling with a teenager.

What tools do you teach in teen counseling?

In teen counseling with solution-focused brief therapy, I help you develop tools and skills based on your current strengths that you can use moving forward. These tools and skills may help you change harmful behaviors, achieve your life goals, and manage difficult situations.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in teen counseling when they see themselves as capable, strong, and wise. A client also is making meaningful progress when they can see a way toward their goals. Most of all, I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are experiencing hope and optimism.

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

Clients can supplement their time in teen counseling by keeping an eye out for when their problems are less present or gone altogether. The client can then identify what is different about these times, and do more of what is already working. My favorite homework is that which we create/decide on together.

What should someone do to prepare for starting teen counseling?

To prepare for your first teen counseling session, parents should be sure to have the informed consent signed by both parents and provide the therapist a copy of any custody agreement if there is one. Teens and parents can reflect on this: From the time you set up this visit to today, what have you noticed that’s already slightly improving? If you have done therapy before, what worked best for you? Teens and parents can also think about your goals for therapy. What would you like to be different in your/your teen's life as a result of the therapy? Don't forget to bring a list of your/your teen's current medications.

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 Maitland 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 Maitland, FL 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 Maitland therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Maitland
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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My therapist Dr. Connally Barry has helped me so much. I couldn’t be more happy with her.
Lori Feb 2024
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★★★★★
So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Read more So far so good. I guess I need more time with my therapist. I am definitely feeling a little better and would like to carry on on my therapy. Thank you for providing such useful tele health system.
Ahmet Feb 2024
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★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express.Not only is he empathetic and attentive to my feelings but he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a kind and compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kim Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Read more My online therapy is with my therapy provider Gabriel Oliver. Gabriel is a total gentlemen who allows me to feel comfortable to open up and express my issues freely. He is an excellent listener who pays close attention to the details I express. He is empathetic and attentive to my feelings and he helps me feel like I am in a judgement free zone. Since he is such a Kind and Compassionate professional he has empowered me with much more strength to begin to make progress in my journey to heal from the stresses that have overwhelmed me. He asks really thought provoking questions & I was recently encouraged to do some soul searching which has enabled me to decide to make some positive changes in my situation after facing the realization that with his expertise he will assist me to move forward from a difficult time in my life in a profound way! I feel like i will finally have a chance to focus on making a brighter future and grow from the challenges I am still currently facing.
Kim Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Read more I have known Saundra for more than 40 years and have found her to remain constant, honest, caring and so much more. As a Professional, she would be such an asset as she is brilliant, intelligent and has an abnormal photogenic memory! Her many good traits combined would make an ideal counselor, in my opinion!
Maitland Feb 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Read more Saundra has always been one of my favorites. She has great endearing qualities and is an easy person to talk to. She has a funny sense of humor and a graceful intelligence that makes one feel comfortable to be in her presence. Highly recommended!!
Maitland Jan 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Read more Stephenie is amazing. She shows wisdom beyond her years and has helped me on numerous occasions. She is intelligent, intuitive, sensitive, and kind which makes her my favorite and only therapist. I highly recommend Stephenie for her knowledge and diverse experience as well. She is the best!
Maitland Oct 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maitland is off of N Keller Road. and near a Subway. We share an office building with Five Star Claims Adjusting and Shannon Barna.

Phone number

(407) 707-6441

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • ASL
  • English
  • Spanish
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