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7,234 people sought teen counseling help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

Victoria DiPinto

Hear from Victoria DiPinto, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for teen counseling?

My go-to approach for helping teens is to validate how difficult it is to be a teenager and navigate being in high school/middle school. I also work on finding a common ground between myself and the client to increase trust and openness.

What tools do you teach in teen counseling?

The tools I teach in teen therapy include effective communication, emotion regulation, boundary setting, positive self-talk, and self-compassion.

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

I know that an adolescent client is making meaningful progress when they have an easier time opening up and reaching out for support.

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

Clients can supplement their time in therapy by practicing daily self-care and healthy coping tools.

What should someone do to prepare for starting teen counseling?

In order to prepare for the first session, you can work on identifying the areas of your life that you would like to work on and normalize getting help!

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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
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 Thriveworks Philadelphia reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Both my individual therapist as well as my marriage counselor have been amazing.
Philadelphia Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Read more Glad the transition from one therapist to another went so smooth. Great communication from the entire team at Thriveworks.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
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★★★★★
I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Read more I really liked Meaghan, she was very helpful at defusing when things got a bit hostile. She focused on the major issues and the small frustrating things happening between us. I wish we could come more often! I didn’t like the fact that we stressed to the receptionist that we needed later appointments due to Keith’s jobs but she told us that we had to come early just for this appointment and each one after that would be later. She scheduled us with a therapist who does have late appointments which makes no sense at all after stressing that we picked Their on the bases of having those late appointment options.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Awesome.
Philadelphia Jul 2018
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★★★★★
My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Read more My therapist was prompt, courteous, kind, empathic, inquisitive, insightful, and helpful. For a first visit, I felt remarkably comfortable with her as compared to many other therapists I’ve met with before. I look forward to returning for my second visit and making progress.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Read more Excited to come back! Instantly felt confidence in my counselor. Just an intake, but so far so good.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Excellent first session with Grace. Looking forward to the next one.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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★★★★★
Glad first visit. It’s been a very positive experience so far.
Philadelphia Jun 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Philadelphia is located at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Blvd and N 18th St., approximately 3 blocks from City Hall. We currently share the building with LMQ Technology and Pearson Professional Center, among other businesses. On the opposite side of Commerce Street, next to our building, you will see the Ten Penn Center.

Phone number

(215) 398-6600

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Mandarin
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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