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16,520 people sought teen counseling help in Virginia in the last year

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

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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 Henrico 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 Henrico, VA 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.

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Teenagers Today Face Complicated Life Challenges

As their bodies develop, teens routinely experience changes in their moods and behaviors. But in today’s world, teenagers are also subjected to a number of complicated situations that can be emotionally stressful. Those include divorce, romantic encounters, bullying, fitting in with their peers, sexual orientation, gender identity, and living up to their parents’ expectations. When the pressure becomes too great for a teen’s rapidly-developing mind, mental health issues may present which can interfere with their happiness and well-being. For their parents, that can be frustrating and challenging as they seek ways to restore their teen’s health and sense of well-being.. If there is a genetic predisposition for mental health issues in a family, for example bipolar disorder or addiction, those tend to surface during a child’s teen years as well. Teens typically begin experimenting with alcohol and drugs, and abuse of those substances can lead to serious developmental, social and behavioral problems.

Teen Mental Health Risk Factors Include these

Every teen responds differently to the inevitable challenges in their lives, and many are able to adapt and cope well in response to societal and familial pressures. But for teens that develop mental health problems, the most common ones include anxiety, depression, eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia nervosa, substance abuse and addiction. Clinical risk factors for teen mental health issues include:

  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Witnessing domestic violence
  • Being subjected to physical and/or emotional bullying
  • Divorce or separation involving their parents
  • Poverty or homelessness
  • Getting pregnant
  • Moving to a new place or attending a new school
  • The death of a family member or close friend
  • Having to accept more responsibility than is age-appropriate
  • Experiencing a natural disaster

Acting out at school or being more combative with parents are mechanisms that teens use to deal with some of these pressures and many turn to self-medicating as a means to lower stress and forget about their problems; at least temporarily. If you are a teenager experiencing a mental health issue, or the parent of one, the good news is that effective teen counseling services are available to help.

What are the Goals of Henrico Teen Counseling?

Parents should be looking out for signs of negative behavior in their teens, and especially if they project suicidal thoughts or show signs of severe depression that may require some inpatient medical care. Sometimes a school counselor, nurse or family physician might approach a parent about their teen’s behavior, and recommend that they see a professional for counseling. As a parent, you should sit down with your teen and discuss how meeting with a licensed counselor, or coach, would benefit them. Several therapy options are available, including individual, group and family sessions involving one or more parents. The most important focus of outpatient teen counseling is getting the patient to express their innermost thoughts and feelings to an adult other than their parent who will attentively listen to what they are saying, and then make recommendations to help them overcome those challenges. Some of the more effective teen counseling methods include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which focuses on addressing a teen’s negative thoughts while increasing their positive behaviors
  • Problem-solving therapy which teaches teens healthy ways to deal with their issues
  • Interpersonal skills development to help the teen positively interact with others
  • Group therapy with other teens that are experiencing similar challenges and feelings
  • Family therapy involving parents and siblings to air out differences in a respectful and constructive setting

In some instances medications may be recommended to assist the teen in overcoming their feelings, especially when a clinically-diagnosed, mental health disorder is present. The good news for parents and their teens is that there are proven ways to successfully address their challenges including teen counseling, or coaching.

Thriveworks Henrico Counselors Understand Teen Counseling Issues

As we’ve seen, teenagers oftentimes face many hard personal and societal hardships that affect their normal development and happiness. If you are a teenager experiencing difficulties in your life there are proven ways to improve how you feel while providing you with a renewed sense of self-worth. Counseling is an important step in the process as you are encouraged to express your feelings and develop positive coping skills to overcome life’s hurdles you might encounter on a daily basis. At Thriveworks Henrico our helpful and compassionate counselors understand teen counseling and will guide you in an effort to facilitate a smoother transition as you learn how to effectively cope with negative feelings while enjoying a renewed sense of well-being. For more information on our teen counseling services call: (804) 205-3408 today or visit our Contact page now.

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 Henrico therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Henrico
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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Trish is VERY good at listening and responding with the right questions to get to your issue and literally talk it out. Therapists in the past seemed to have canned suggestions not relating to my specific issues.
Read more Trish is VERY good at listening and responding with the right questions to get to your issue and literally talk it out. Therapists in the past seemed to have canned suggestions not relating to my specific issues.
Joe Jan 2024
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Jennifer is a very caring therapist. She listens attentively and asks leading questions. This helps you work out the answer yourself.
Read more Jennifer is a very caring therapist. She listens attentively and asks leading questions. This helps you work out the answer yourself.
Sharon Jan 2024
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I've worked with Domonique and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. She is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success. She supported me in handling various major life changing situations.
Read more I've worked with Domonique and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. She is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success. She supported me in handling various major life changing situations.
Short Pump Dec 2020
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I was drinking just to cope with my depression 9 months ago. I thought it was the drinking that caused me to be depressed and miserable. I was so in denial I didn’t see how depressed and sad I really was. I had no hope. Mary put everything in perspective for me and helped challenge me to change. She gave me a little tough love and guidance that I needed. With the help of Mary’s help, coping skills, -and medication, I feel like a new woman! Thanks Mary for all your help! You rock! ❤️
Read more I was drinking just to cope with my depression 9 months ago. I thought it was the drinking that caused me to be depressed and miserable. I was so in denial I didn’t see how depressed and sad I really was. I had no hope. Mary put everything in perspective for me and helped challenge me to change. She gave me a little tough love and guidance that I needed. With the help of Mary’s help, coping skills, -and medication, I feel like a new woman! Thanks Mary for all your help! You rock! ❤️
Short Pump Sep 2020
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I have used Roberta as a consultant for three years. Her consultations about therapeutic and ethical situations have been both professional and wise. I am a hospital chaplain at a busy hospital and for our most challenging cases, I turn to Roberta. She is responsive and empathetic. I highly recommend Roberta as both a therapist and consultant.
Read more I have used Roberta as a consultant for three years. Her consultations about therapeutic and ethical situations have been both professional and wise. I am a hospital chaplain at a busy hospital and for our most challenging cases, I turn to Roberta. She is responsive and empathetic. I highly recommend Roberta as both a therapist and consultant.
Short Pump Jul 2020
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Mary and I have worked together for the last two years. She has been instrumental in assisting me to reach my goal of being a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her clinical perspective, knowledge, and understanding of counseling principles has made an positive impact on how I approach my clients. Mary offers an abundance of education and clinical expertise that she easily shares with others. Mary demonstrates empathy, clinical knowledge, has a sense of humor, and realistic view of client needs. She has the ability to tap into the client's world which enhances their therapeutic experience.
Read more Mary and I have worked together for the last two years. She has been instrumental in assisting me to reach my goal of being a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her clinical perspective, knowledge, and understanding of counseling principles has made an positive impact on how I approach my clients. Mary offers an abundance of education and clinical expertise that she easily shares with others. Mary demonstrates empathy, clinical knowledge, has a sense of humor, and realistic view of client needs. She has the ability to tap into the client's world which enhances their therapeutic experience.
Short Pump Oct 2019
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I've worked with Caitlin Devey, and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. Caitlin is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success.
Read more I've worked with Caitlin Devey, and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. Caitlin is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success.
Short Pump Jun 2019
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Mrs. Lowenstein is one of my favorite people and one of the best supervisors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her commitment to my success as an MSW is nothing short of miraculous. She has advocated for me to get supervision from the Board of Social Work and has been next to me every step of my journey. Rebekah continues to go above and beyond for me and I have not doubt that she will do this for her clients as well. She is patient, funny, personable, competent, and one of the smartest women I know.
Read more Mrs. Lowenstein is one of my favorite people and one of the best supervisors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her commitment to my success as an MSW is nothing short of miraculous. She has advocated for me to get supervision from the Board of Social Work and has been next to me every step of my journey. Rebekah continues to go above and beyond for me and I have not doubt that she will do this for her clients as well. She is patient, funny, personable, competent, and one of the smartest women I know.
Short Pump Dec 2018
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Getting here

We share a building with Tranquility Yoni Steam. Across the street is Divine World Changers International Ministries. We are near the intersection of Gayton Road and Cambridge Drive.

Phone number

(804) 265-4857

Languages spoken by VA providers

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