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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 Round Rock 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 Round Rock, 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.

Need more help deciding?

Child therapy, while similar to adult therapy, is a form of psychotherapy that caters to the young minds of children, allowing them to work through their pressing issues in accessible ways and, importantly,in their own way.

Child counseling can help children using techniques like play therapy and parent-child interaction to treat your child’s issues in an age-appropriate, approachable way. In addition, teen counseling can help adolescents in this important developmental stage using therapy techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing.

If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, you might be contemplating the question, “Are there child therapists near me?” For those in the Round Rock area, the answer would be yes. Whatever your child’s age, Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Round Rock provides local therapy for children and teens in Round Rock, TX. They can provide your child with coping strategies and emotional tools to help them deal with their problems, and provide support and a safe space for them to express their feelings.

What Is a Child Therapist?

A child therapist is someone who has a master’s degree in psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology, or another mental health field. They are qualified to use therapeutic approaches such as psychotherapy, as well as assess a child’s mental and behavioral health. 

A child therapist has many of the same qualifications as an adult therapist, but they also have expertise in dealing specifically with children and adolescents.

Difference Between Therapy for Kids and Therapy for Adults

Therapy for children and adolescents versus therapy for adults are similar in their intentions and diagnoses; however, there are stark differences in the developmental stages between them, which means that symptoms, evaluations, and treatments must be different in order to be effective. 

The techniques used by child therapists will look different than what’s used by adult therapists. Adults are capable of knowing the full scope of therapy, including the intention of the treatments, their own range of emotions, and what they are trying to treat. 

Kids, though, may not always know why they need treatment, and may have a harder time understanding their emotions and symptoms. Because of this, the approach to treatment has to take this into account in order for the child to feel safe and make sure that they see how they are learning and growing through therapy.

The way that adults and children are asked to put what they’re learning into practice will also look different, since they may have different symptoms and environments even if they are facing the same issues. If an adult or child is struggling with executive function or focus, a child therapist may ask their patient to try and finish a riddle or puzzle in a sitting, whereas an adult therapist might have their patient work on their organizational skills or learn how to structure their workload.

What Is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is one such technique used by child therapists to connect with their patients (typically ages 3-12) and allow them to express themselves. Play therapy involves using toys, games, or other types of play to help kids express their emotions and work through their experiences in a safe and placating environment. It can help therapists uncover details and insights that otherwise might not be recognized or discovered through regular dialogue.

What Are the Benefits to Child and Adolescent Therapy? Can My Teen Benefit From Counseling?

Just like therapy is beneficial for adults, child and adolescent therapy can help lead young people to live healthier lives by teaching them how to express themselves, create beneficial coping strategies to deal with their issues, form stronger relationships with those around them, and build up their self-esteem.

Therapy will also set younger children and teens up to set and achieve their goals, allowing them to enter into young adulthood and adulthood with a solid mental and emotional framework.

Benefits to Online Therapy for Kids

Online counseling for kids has all the same benefits of regular therapy, but also has added benefits like making therapy more accessible and flexible for the busy lives of kids. Online therapy cuts down on wait times, takes away the need to commute, and allows more flexibility to work around school and activities. 

Kids can go to therapy from the comfort of their home, and it frees up time that their parents or guardians would be using to drive them to and from their therapy office.

Does My Teen Need Therapy? How to Tell if My Child Needs Counseling

Mental health issues look different for everyone, and as such there are many different signs that could mean that your child or teen may need therapy.

These signs may have some overlap, but it’s likely that symptoms will look different for children versus teens, since they are at different stages developmentally. For example, here are some examples of behaviors in children that signal that they might need therapy:

  • Regressive behavior (i.e. separation anxiety, bedwetting, baby talk, frequent temper tantrums, etc.)
  • Disproportionate anxiety and sadness
  • Uncooperative or belligerent behavior
  • Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Sudden changes in interest or behavior; moving away from things they used to love

These are signs that your teen may need therapy:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, worry, anger, or hopelessness
  • Constant restlessness; having a hard time paying attention or settling down
  • Substance abuse, such as drugs or alcohol
  • A sudden shift in behavior like a sharp drop in grades, changes in eating or sleeping habits, or not wanting to participate in hobbies they used to enjoy
  • Difficulty making decisions and concentrating
  • Talking about or acting on thoughts of self-harm or harming others
  • Talking about death or suicidal thoughts
  • Isolating themselves from others

These are just a few examples of concerning behaviors; if your child’s behavior doesn’t necessarily look like this but you still think therapy would benefit them, try broaching the subject with them in a non-judgemental and supportive way. Big life changes such as divorce or death, or even just evolving life stages can be reason enough for them to need help sorting out their emotions. If they express interest or are willing to try it, talk to their pediatrician or a mental health professional about next steps.

Is There Children’s Counseling in Round Rock, TX? How to Find the Right Child Psychologist

If you’re a resident of Round Rock, TX, and you’re wondering how to find a child behavioral therapist in Round Rock, then look no further than Thriveworks. Whether you’re looking for in-person or online therapy for your child, Thriveworks can get you connected to a therapist quickly and easily when you book online or call our scheduling specialists. 

Our therapists are equipped to help your child with whatever they’re facing and support them on their journey to mental wellness. Call or go online to schedule a child or teen counseling session with us today.

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 Round Rock therapists and counselors accept 41 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 Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at Round Rock
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

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5.0 Thriveworks Round Rock reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I was skeptical at first about having my teenage son see a therapist via online care because of his reluctance to attend therapy, his history, and his trauma. But Madison Vencill has been absolutely AMAZING! I cannot express how well my son has done with therapy with Madison. She was super patient with him and let him open up at his own pace. She truly cares about her patients and always has my son’s best interest at heart. She is always quick to alert me to any concerns while at the same time not betraying my son’s confidence. She responds to emails typically within a couple of hours. She is just an all around amazing therapist!! Now whenever my son is upset or stressed he always says he will “talk to Madison” about it! She is hands down AMAZING and has done wonders for my teenage son. Thank you Madison for helping my son!
Read more I was skeptical at first about having my teenage son see a therapist via online care because of his reluctance to attend therapy, his history, and his trauma. But Madison Vencill has been absolutely AMAZING! I cannot express how well my son has done with therapy with Madison. She was super patient with him and let him open up at his own pace. She truly cares about her patients and always has my son’s best interest at heart. She is always quick to alert me to any concerns while at the same time not betraying my son’s confidence. She responds to emails typically within a couple of hours. She is just an all around amazing therapist!! Now whenever my son is upset or stressed he always says he will “talk to Madison” about it! She is hands down AMAZING and has done wonders for my teenage son. Thank you Madison for helping my son!
Round Rock Sep 2022
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★★★★★
Sheena Hahn is hands down the most understanding and amazing therapist I've ever had the chance to use. She cares totally and is all buisness in helping to sort out each person's struggles. Professional and skilled off the charts
Read more Sheena Hahn is hands down the most understanding and amazing therapist I've ever had the chance to use. She cares totally and is all buisness in helping to sort out each person's struggles. Professional and skilled off the charts
Round Rock Jul 2022
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★★★★★
I have worked with Mary for over a year now. To say she is phenomenal is an understatement. She has helped me grow so much as an individual and has provided me with endless resources along the way. She is easy to talk to and genuinely cares for you as a person. I would not be who I am today had it not been for Mary. I look forward in continuing my therapy journey with Mary in all my years to come.
Read more I have worked with Mary for over a year now. To say she is phenomenal is an understatement. She has helped me grow so much as an individual and has provided me with endless resources along the way. She is easy to talk to and genuinely cares for you as a person. I would not be who I am today had it not been for Mary. I look forward in continuing my therapy journey with Mary in all my years to come.
Round Rock Jun 2022
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★★★★★
I have been working with Mary Guthrie for a little more than a year. With her help and guidance I have taken great strides to come out a very long and very black time that included a debilitating illness. She challenges you to find your personal strength and to use it to move forward in a positive direction. Thank you Mary for everything you have helped me with
Read more I have been working with Mary Guthrie for a little more than a year. With her help and guidance I have taken great strides to come out a very long and very black time that included a debilitating illness. She challenges you to find your personal strength and to use it to move forward in a positive direction. Thank you Mary for everything you have helped me with
Round Rock Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Aimee has been an invaluable person in my journey of mental health recovery. She has helped me to reframe situations in more rational and healthy ways, and has helped me to understand that it is possible to truly move on from things I’ve thought would always control my life. I would highly recommend her. She listens really well, gives thoughtful advice and daily practices to implement, and truly cares about seeing you get healthy!
Read more Aimee has been an invaluable person in my journey of mental health recovery. She has helped me to reframe situations in more rational and healthy ways, and has helped me to understand that it is possible to truly move on from things I’ve thought would always control my life. I would highly recommend her. She listens really well, gives thoughtful advice and daily practices to implement, and truly cares about seeing you get healthy!
Round Rock Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I have seen Aimee in Round Rock for almost a year for anxiety, depression and some difficult life decisions. Since our first appointment I felt completely at ease, never judged in any way or rushed through a session. She is passionate and genuinely invested in my well being. I have recommended her to many friends.
Read more I have seen Aimee in Round Rock for almost a year for anxiety, depression and some difficult life decisions. Since our first appointment I felt completely at ease, never judged in any way or rushed through a session. She is passionate and genuinely invested in my well being. I have recommended her to many friends.
Round Rock Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I have been working with Aimee for the past several months. She’s an amazing therapist that tells me what I need to hear, and helps me realize things that I’ve been ignoring. She’s a very optimistic, energetic, and honest person.
Read more I have been working with Aimee for the past several months. She’s an amazing therapist that tells me what I need to hear, and helps me realize things that I’ve been ignoring. She’s a very optimistic, energetic, and honest person.
Round Rock Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Aimee Corona is incredibly skilled, compassionate, encouraging, and knows when to exercise "tough love" to help the client become more confident and guide them through their recovery. She has a very whole person approach and works to get to know the client without judgment. Her goal in our family and individual treatment has been to help us heal, grow, and become more confident independently. She has always held our best interest at heart and is incredibly professional. I highly recommend Ms. Corona.
Read more Aimee Corona is incredibly skilled, compassionate, encouraging, and knows when to exercise "tough love" to help the client become more confident and guide them through their recovery. She has a very whole person approach and works to get to know the client without judgment. Her goal in our family and individual treatment has been to help us heal, grow, and become more confident independently. She has always held our best interest at heart and is incredibly professional. I highly recommend Ms. Corona.
Round Rock Aug 2020
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