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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.

Kacie LeGaye

Hear from Kacie LeGaye, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Supervisor (LCSW-S)

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What is your go-to approach for teen counseling?

My go-to approach for teenagers in individual therapy is identifying their goals and working at their pace. I prefer, enjoy, and find the best benefit in letting the teen identify their goals and assist with direction and accountability. As with any therapeutic work, it is important for the clinician and teenager to have a healthy therapeutic relationship with a safe space and support to explore more challenging thoughts and emotions.

What tools do you teach in teen counseling?

I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Identifying, understanding, and accepting emotions.
  • Challenging negative thoughts and creating alternate thoughts.
  • Creating more intentionality in one’s life (e.g. scheduling, planning, communication, reflection).
  • Mindfulness practices – creating more awareness and intentionality.
  • Self-compassion/acceptance – ways to compliment oneself and appreciate the differences that we all have.
  • Identifying opportunities to engage in more self-compassion/self-care practices.
  • Identifying current coping strategies; finding new coping strategies.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are able to utilize tools that they have learned in therapy in their day-to-day life and feel an associated relief since the onset of treatment.

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

Teens can supplement their time in individual therapy with journaling, meditation, exercise, socialization, reading, and other mindfulness practices identified to be beneficial to them.

What should someone do to prepare for starting teen counseling?

To prepare for the first individual therapy session for a teenager, I encourage the teen to answer:

  • “I am coming to counseling/therapy because ______”, and
  • “My goal of therapy is _________.”

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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands, 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?

Teen Counseling: What Is It? 

Teen counseling is treatment specifically designed for therapists to assist your adolescent with their emotional difficulties, while taking into account their developmental level. Many times, consequences, interventions, or plans to assist teens at home or school may not stick because they are not meeting a teen’s developmental level.

Some mental disorders may begin to appear in adolescence including learning disorders such as ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, and processing disorders meaning teens experience deficits in learning, reading, and/or writing. A Thriveworks therapist can work with your child to address these conditions and help them achieve their potential—call us at (281) 984-6849.

What Kind of Problems Can We Help With?

Teen counseling can assist adolescents who are experiencing the following:

  • Peer pressures/negative social media influences
  • Defiant/oppositional/delinquent behavior
  • Shoplifting/stealing from family and friends
  • Drug use
  • Low self esteem/self worth
  • Poor performance in school
  • Trauma such as emotional/physical/sexual abuse, death
  • Self-harm (cutting, burning, scratching, hair pulling)
  • Poor sleep
  • Life changes such as moving, remarriages of parents
  • Difficulty with communication/shutting down emotionally

Does Teen Counseling Mean I’m Not Doing a Good Job as a Parent?

Attempting to be your child’s counselor can actually interfere with your relationship and even damage it as it’s hard for teens to take your consequences (though probably well deserved) AND open up about their deepest feelings to you. Teen counseling can actually increase the teen-parent relationship as it gives parents permission to not have to know everything, and it gives the teen their own person to process life with, without feeling judged.

Ok I’m in, what’s the process?

Teen counseling can last anywhere from 3-6 months, and sometimes longer when needed or desired. Teen counseling can begin as weekly sessions and over time sessions can decrease to twice a month or less depending on progress.

Parenting or family sessions can even be done during your teen’s treatment depending on what brings your teen to therapy. A Thriveworks therapist will meet with parents alone first to gather all the information needed such as frequency, intensity, duration of behaviors, prior treatment, medical history, social needs, familial relationships, and treatment goals.

Call us at (281) 984-6849 to connect with one of our awesome schedulers who can connect you and your teen to some solace and support. You’ll be relieved you did.

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 The Woodlands therapists and counselors accept 40 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 HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at The Woodlands
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
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I love my Therapist and all of the guidance she provides!!
Merike Feb 2024
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Love thrive works. Works great with my schedule. And they’re so flexible
Marco Feb 2024
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★★★☆☆
Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Read more Fast and friendly help to start . WARNING they have a strict 48 hours cancellation policy things do happen sometimes 24 hours before instead you can’t cancel and will get charged $135 anded It’s hard someone about it. Love my counselor thats it
Alicia Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
Read more I’ve worked with Tawnie in the community and school settings and she is a pleasure to consult and work with. Her positive approach to relationships and perspective on how to work with clients help others to feel heard, validated, and acknowledged.
The Woodlands May 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Woodlands is located off Woodlands Parkway close to The Cheesecake Factory and Barnes and Noble. There is a 3 story garage behind those two stores and the closest place to park. Leave the garage and head to the back entrance of The Pottery Barn where there is a hallway with stairs and an elevator to the 2nd floor. Come through the glass doors and Thriveworks is the first office on the right!

Phone number

(281) 984-6849

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • Arabic
  • English
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