Adolescent Counseling in Newark, DE—Counselors and Therapists

Adolescent Counseling in Newark, DE—Counselors and Therapists

Many of us look back at the teenage years with a nostalgic smile. It was a time full of passion, possibility and excitement, right? Partly. While our adolescent years were probably filled with some great memories, they can also be some of the hardest years. 12-17 is the most vulnerable age for developing depression and anxiety, and the suicide rates are increasing in the teenage years.

Even if your teenager isn’t struggling with a mental illness, there is still the everyday struggle of puberty, brain development, and knowing who you’re going to sit with at lunch. Plus, they have to think about what they want to do for the rest of their life, make sure they’re engaged in extracurricular activities, maintaining a social life, making good decisions, and being healthy.

Thriveworks Newark thinks most of us would be moody and stressed in that scenario! We understand that as parents, you want to help them in whatever way you can. But that’s hard to do when there seems to be a block between you and your teenager. They see the world a little differently from adults, which results in a lot of great, amazing things, but it can also make it hard to reach them when they’re struggling.

Thriveworks Newark strives to change that and be there for all adolescents. Our years of experience and training gives us an edge in understanding your teenager and what to do to best help them. It’s neither your nor their fault they are struggling, sometimes life just hurts. Adolescent Counseling at Thriveworks Newark is a great way to ensure the hurt doesn’t persevere into future years.

How Can Adolescent Therapy Help?

Thriveworks Newark counseling sessions will always be two things: judgment free and client-first. This means we will always listen before we speak and put your goals and dreams above our own. Your adolescent may be used to being spoken over. They deserve the chance to be fully listened to in a place where they won’t be judged.   Sometimes, sessions will include just parents, and sometimes just the teen; other times, the whole family may meet with the counselor.

A third, outside party like Thriveworks Newark oftentimes provides space for your teenager to discover what’s really on their mind and practice skills to manage it.

Thriveworks Newark counselors are here to support your teen and your whole family.  Big or small, your problems are very valid and real. Let us walk beside you and your teenager as we head towards a happier, fulfilling life.

A few of the topics common in counseling for teenagers include:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • School stress
  • Video game addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Discipline problems
  • Deviant behavior in school
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Perfectionism
  • Lying
  • Anger
  • Family dynamics
  • Self-harm

You want the best for your teenager. When their heart hurts, yours does too. Thriveworks Newark works to preserve and strengthen the family bonds. We are a supportive, safe space that believes there is something better out there.

What Does Adolescent Therapy Look Like?

Every Thriveworks Newark session is completely unique, so what a session looks like depends on many factors!

Some adolescents just need to rant out their feelings and frustrations, and traditional talk therapy might be perfect. The age-old and research-proven combination of encouragement and proactive problem solving is powerful.

Other adolescents want or need something a little more. Thriveworks Newark has the training and expertise in these techniques as well:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (identifying and changing negative thoughts and behavior)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (teaches how to deal with extreme emotions)
  • Mindfulness skills
  • Strength based strategies
  • Teaching coping and self-awareness skills
  • Small groups (contact us for more detailed information)
  • Communication skills
  • Positive psychology
  • Art and music therapy

Unfortunately, the teenage years are full of things a little darker than prom dances and sport games. But there is always hope. Thriveworks Newark is excited to walk beside your adolescent as they grow and heal.

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Great scheduling team!

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I called to make an appointment for my daughter and Kenyata was SO friendly and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was so easy to talk to. Scheduling as a first-time patient is always so difficult, but this was so easy and accomodating. If the scale is 1-5, 5 being the best, I'd give my experience a 10!
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Taylor donovan

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Has helped me come a long, very easy to talk to and understanding, highly recommend
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Michael Beckham is a strong counselor.

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I recommend Michael Beckham without reservation. He was both a colleague of mine and a supervisor and I've known him to be an outstanding, caring clinician. Michael is highly intelligent, warm, empathetic and effective. He has a great deal of experience and is beloved by his patients.
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Excellent Therapists!

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Dr. Thompson is an excellent therapist. She really helped me when I was struggling. I’ve known her for years and she is a very kind and caring person. I highly recommend this practice.
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Thumbs up!

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Dr. Deb Thompson is a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Very easy to talk to.
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Highly recommend this practice!

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I highly recommend this practice! Super friendly staff, easy appt scheduling, great therapists with a wide range of styles and approaches. The director, Dr Thompson, is smart, and kind, and so down to earth, she really listens.
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The right kind of help when I needed it

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Dr Thompson provides great support and advice. She helped me through a rough time in my life and gave me the right kind of help when I needed it. I learned a ton about myself, cleaned up some past baggage that was weighing me down, and got my life back on track. I still use the skills she taught me in my relationships, at work, with my kids and I feel in control of my life. I’m not happy go lucky 100% of the time, but I’m much more relaxed and open and confident that I can handle whatever comes up. Big thanks to Dr Thompson!
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Caring, competent therapists,

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When Dr Thompson announced she was opening a Thriveworks office in Newark, I was thrilled. Over the past 20 years, I have referred many clients to Dr Thompson and found her to be sensitive, caring, ethical, and highly skilled with a wide range of clients. She was able to connect with folks who’ve had difficulty finding a good fit with other clinicians, and she seemed to know just the right approach with some of my clients who’d tried therapy in the past, but didn’t really feel at ease. Her compassion, experience, and excellent clinical skills make her my first choice when referring out; I would send my own family members to Dr Thompson.
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Excellent

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I have known Dr.Thompson for many years and completely trust her professionalism and expertise. I wish she would open a Thriveworks in my town.
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Highly Recommend!

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I have known Dr. Thompson for many years. Her compassion for and commitment to people make her an amazing clinician. She is a great listener and a professional practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone looking for care.
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Highly recommend!

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Dr. Debra Thompson has been so helpful to our family. She is a very professional, knowledgeable, and resourceful psychologist. I can highly recommend her!
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Dr Thompson

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Dr. Thompson is a respected colleague-she is always prepared and truly cares about colleagues and clients. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Thriveworks Newark is the best!

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I cannot not say enough about this place! The space is beautiful, and the process of getting help is really easy and affordable. The Clinical Director, Dr. Thompson, was so kind and patient with our questions. I highly recommend you contact Thriveworks Newark, if you need a counselor.
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I love Thriveworks Newark!

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The owner, Dr. Debra Thompson, has been so supportive and helpful! She is so perceptive and insightful. I would encourage anyone to seek services here!
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Dr. Thompson is excellent

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Dr. Thompson is excellent and I would highly recommend her. She’s very kind and caring, extremely thoughtful and ethical. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Highly Recommend

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Dr. Thompson is so warm and compassionate.  She is very easy to talk to, and really cares about people! I highly recommend her!!!
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Highly Recommend

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I highly recommend Dr. Debra Thompson. She’s been a colleague of mine for many years, and I’ve always admired her effectiveness, professionalism, warmth, dependability, and trustworthiness.
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