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3,071 people sought teen counseling help in Maryland in the last year

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

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My goal is to help you achieve a mentally, physically, and socially healthy life using the client-centered approaches that help you to succeed and rea... My goal is to help you achieve a mentally, physically, and socially healthy life using the client-centered approaches that help you to succeed and reach your counseling goals. Read more

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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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, MD 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?

Have you ever wondered why some individuals are devastated by trauma, while others grow stronger because of it? One reason for this is the difference in the level of resiliency people have. Oftentimes, those with well-developed resiliency skills can survive and even thrive under less than ideal situations. The teen counseling offered at our Silver Spring office is in place to help your teen through the challenges he or she may be going though and build those resiliency skills for a brighter future. 

Childhood is not as simple as it used to be. Nowadays, kids are exposed to social media, the realm of video games and in turn these new fads can turn into cases of cyberbullying. Many young people constantly compare themselves to others. That creates a false sense of reality. Not everyone lives the same life, has the same family or does the same daily activities. 

Teens are faced with trying to look the right way and present their best selves every day. We all know that being the best version of yourself comes with work and knowing how to tackle each day. Early in life, young people can experience a number of situations that they are not yet emotionally developed enough to handle. Kids and teens may need help learning how to cope with judgment and how to overcome stress and anxiety. 

Mental Health Issues Facing Children and Teens Today 

The teenage years are especially rife with difficult and new situations and it’s often the first test of their resiliency. Many young people these days are not equipped with the tools needed to overcome obstacles in their life. In their teenage years, kids can experience: 

  • Bullying or peer violence 
  • The death of a family member or friend 
  • The pressure to misuse drugs or alcohol 
  • Worry and anxiety 
  • Chronic stress situations 
  • Emotional or physical trauma 
  • Body image issues 
  • Trouble with friends 

The brain of a teenager is constantly undergoing growth and development. Because the brain is still creating the pathways that allow teens and adults to processes difficult information and overcome barriers, it is a critical time to seek guidance from a trained professional. If left untreated without the proper skills to cope, problems may grow bigger, and with that comes added challenges. Silver Spring, MD teen counselors can intervene before issues grow. At Thriveworks, we want to assist young people with developing their mental tricks and allow them to thrive in life. Counselors pay special attention to these critical areas to help your teen: 

  • The ability to make use of their support network- such as parents, friends and professionals 
  • Rebuild relationships that may have been damaged 
  • Find which situations, people or places are their stress triggers 
  • Put a plan in place for the future 

Silver Spring, MD teen counselors in Montgomery County are trained to guide your child or teen forward and to bring out the best in him or her, even in the worst of times. They aim to restore a sense of hope and personal control back into their lives: essential qualities for a strong and successful future. Trauma shouldn’t hold your child or teen back. Together we can help them thrive. 

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Silver Spring in Montgomery County

If you feel like your child or teen could benefit from discussing ways to tackle life’s obstacles and gain assistance in being equipped with the tools they need to thrive, schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Silver Spring in Montgomery County today. Child and teen therapy could be the helping hand your child needs to feel more confident and work on overcoming the obstacles they face. 

At Thriveworks Silver Spring our therapists and psychologists strive to create a personalized treatment plan for every patient. In this manner we try to ensure that our clients’ individual needs are met in the best way possible. At Thriveworks we accept many different insurance plans as well as offer flexible hours with weekend and evening availability. Thriveworks has a “no waiting list” policy. We want our clients to get the help they need as soon as possible.

One of our counselors would be happy to further discuss the effects of stress on children/teens and the treatment of mental health disorders. Call to book a session today at (202) 478-9619.

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 Silver Spring therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Silver Spring
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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Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Read more Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Walter Mar 2024
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My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
Read more My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
W Feb 2024
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Alma is the best!!
Silver Spring Feb 2022
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Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Read more Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Read more Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Read more A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Read more Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Read more A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Silver Spring is located off Lamberton Drive, across the street from Truist Bank and CVS Pharmacy. We currently share the building with Champion Martial Arts and Ben Yehuda restaurant.

Phone number

(202) 915-2842

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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