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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.

Lisa Cantu

Hear from Lisa Cantu, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for teen counseling?

My go-to approach for helping people in teen counseling is building trust with the client and making sure they feel safe to express themselves in sessions. I find the best benefit in having clients lead on what they would like to address because sometimes, teen clients feel that they are not listened to or heard when they are speaking. This will encourage clients to express themselves freely.

What tools do you teach in teen counseling?

I teach the following tools in teen counseling: emotional regulation ( understanding emotions and how to control them by using worksheets to help client), Self- care ( using worksheets to help client know the meaning and examples of what it entails) Psychoeducation ( reading materials to help client understand certain diagnosis)

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 come into the session ready to talk about the positive and the negative issues they have been coping with.

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

Clients can supplement their time in teen counseling by talking to a trusted friend or adult about what they have learned and how they have implemented what they have learned. They can also communicate their feelings, whether they be positive or negative feelings.

What should someone do to prepare for starting teen counseling?

To prepare for their first teen counseling session, a teen can write any questions they may have about counseling and the counseling 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio, 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 San Antonio therapists and counselors accept 37 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • 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

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Self-pay costs at San Antonio
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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I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
Read more I would definitely recommend Thriveworks to my family and friends. My talk therapy with Nadia Hines has been very helpful. I look forward to our sessions and I leave each one with the belief that I will become better soon.
LaWanda Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
Read more Ms. Hines is as professional as they come. Her voice is calming, and her professionalism is top notch. She will not only tell you want you want to hear, but what you need to hear to help you work through your concerns and issues.
San Antonio Sep 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry San Antonio is located in the same building as University Medicine Associates Dominion Crossing, Behavioral Innovations, Juan Ferreris MD, Courtney Smith MD, Rafael Rosalez MD, Dinah S George MD, Christus Children’s Pediatric Medical Office, and many other doctors’ offices. In the same plaza is Club Pilates, and nearby is Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Rishi’s Beauty Salon, and Rock’s Discount Vitamins N More. Club Car Wash is also nearby.

Phone number

(726) 204-3834

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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