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1,939 people sought teen counseling help in Colorado 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 Westminster 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 Westminster, CO 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?

“She’s a good kid, but sometimes I don’t know how to respond to her. We didn’t have access to all this technology when I was a kid, and it’s obviously impacting our youth. When she asks questions, especially questions about relationships, I just think, ‘You’re 12 years old! I wasn’t supposed to have to answer these kinds of things for another four or five years.’ But the worst part is when she won’t talk to me at all. I want to help her find herself and feel balanced, but I don’t really know how when she won’t even speak to me.”

Struggling with your teenager is such a normal part of life, it is seen in almost every television show or movie that includes a person of that age. As parents, we expect that we will have some difficulty with our teenagers. But at times, the level of discord and pain exceeds what we can handle alone. Perhaps your home is filled with screaming matches, slammed doors, and nights spent waiting up for your wayward teen. Alternatively, maybe your teenager is not yelling, but they’re not talking either. They are withdrawn, spend a great deal of time alone, and seem completely unhappy. You cannot seem to find that sweet child you know is somewhere inside. Thriveworks Westminster counseling can help.

Which Teens Would Benefit from Counseling?

Perhaps your teen is going through something serious, such as struggling with an eating disorder, coping with recent trauma, or dealing with problems with friends or classmates. You have tried to find relief at home, but nothing seems to work. Maybe you just want to see your teenager get some direction in life and be able to process the many changes they are experiencing. You want them to have a trusted confidant on the journey toward adulthood. Thriveworks Westminster counselors can provide that for your teen.

Thriveworks in Westminster, CO can be your trusted partner in your child’s recovery. We have trained professionals that have expertise in many different areas. We can connect you with the counselor that will be best for your teenager.

What is Teen Counseling Like?

Teen counseling is much the same as counseling for adults, with respect to the unique situations teenagers are exposed to. For your teen, part of the benefit of seeing a counselor is knowing that whatever they discuss is confidential. That’s very important to teenagers, who are often experiencing self-esteem issues or feelings of awkwardness that they want to be kept private. Thriveworks Westminster counseling respect teenagers and wants to help them maintain their mental and emotional health.

Once we begin therapy and determine what areas your teenager needs help with, we work together to develop strategies for coping with any problems your teen is going through. Sometimes that’s conflict or time management, while other times the teenager may need help processing trauma or learning to deal with stress triggers.

Teens Need Counseling Just as Much as Adults

Long-term stress certainly impacts adults in an unhealthy way. Anxiety, eating disorders, sleeplessness, and more can happen at any age, but the teenage brain is even more prone to long-term ramifications of stress. The brain is not fully developed until about age 25, and whatever experiences occur before then can impact the rest of a person’s life. Chronic stress or anxiety in teenagers “…can result in metabolic disorders and impaired immune and cognitive function,” which is why it’s important that teens receive the help they need as soon as possible (Romeo). With therapy, they can decrease or eliminate the stress that, if left alone, could cause lifelong struggles.

Teenagers today are exposed to many of the same things that cause problems in adults. Technology, in particular, is present in much higher amounts than it was even ten years ago. Teenagers are constantly on social media or the internet, and while bullying was once left to person-to-person contact or the occasional rumor being passed around school, now it’s even happening on the internet, where it can spread as quickly as wildfire.

Relationships, be they romantic or friendly, can cause many of the same reactions in teens as in adults when they become problematic—in fact, they can even cause more stress, because teens don’t yet have the experience to put them in perspective. And, once more, their brains and hormonal responses are not fully developed, putting them in more danger of a negative reaction to stress.

That stress can lead to decreased appetite and even eating disorders. Serious in people of all ages, teenagers are particularly prone to the dangers of eating disorders due to their high consumption of media, which visually indicates to them that there is a “perfect” body type.

Book a Session with One of Our Counselors

It’s hard being a teenager. During the first session, a Thriveworks counselor will focus on getting to know your teen. What are their interests? What are their passions? What do they want to do in the next few years? What is their school like? What are their friends like? What struggles are they currently experiencing? We will work during the first and subsequent sessions to earn your teen’s trust so they feel comfortable discussing their lives with us.

Our counselors are standing by to talk with your teenager and get them the help they need, be it developing coping mechanisms for stress, processing a trauma, rebuilding positive family relationships, or anything else they may be struggling with. Call us today to get started: It would be our honor to walk with your teenager on this journey to adulthood.

 

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 Westminster therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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 Westminster
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

4.7 Thriveworks Westminster reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Read more Chris at Thrive Works saved my life. I started at the beginning of the pandemic, by phone, and I didn’t think therapy by phone would have the impact that it did. But I tried for my kids, my marriage, and myself. I can’t say enough good things about Chris. Thank you for everything, and for literally saving my life. I wouldn’t be alive without his counsel.
Westminster Mar 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Read more Can't say enough positive things about Thriveworks Counseling and specifically my therapist, Chris. Deeply grateful for this space to work through challenging life situations that I recently went through.
Westminster Apr 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Read more I am so pleased to find such a skilled an knowledgeable counselor. I have worked in the field for over 25 years and struggle to find such qualified and effective counselor as Jacob. I highly recommend this man for his sage wisdom and warmth.....
Westminster Apr 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Read more Jakob Rosenthal is the best therapist I've ever encountered! He gets to the bottom line quickly and kindly, and helps me to understand as well as helps me to have healthy coping mechanisms. I am a better person for having seen him.
Westminster Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Read more Initially I saw Jacob for my intake appointment and felt he was really great. I was placed with Kate Kelly and overall she is fabulous. She has helped me live to my full potential. She has helped me sort out my PTSD with childhood and adult trauma, as well as being a great resource for addiction counseling. She was also extremely helpful to point me in the right direction on how to deal with (or escape from) toxic family members. She was also a really great help to me during grief and loss of a loved one. I feel so much better than I did before going to Thriveworks. I'm in a great place now and will be back in the future. I can't thank you enough.
Westminster Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Read more I found them to be very helpful from the first call, visit and therapy. It’s a very warm and inviting office with a great staff.
Westminster Feb 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Read more Jacob has helped me much more than any therapist I've ever seen. His skill, insight, and kindness are truly outstanding. Jacob has helped me change my life so that my depression is no longer in charge. His approach is very direct - which may not be for everyone but was perfect for me - but he always acts and speaks with sincere compassion. Thank you, Jacob, you have helped heal me at a level I thought was impossible. Also, Jennifer has always been super wonderful and responsive withheduling and questions. She goes above and beyond to be helpful and kind. Thanks Jennifer! You're awesome.
Westminster Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Read more Chris Saxon is a respected colleague who genuinely cares about his clients. He combines his education, vast experience, and authentic caring nature to create a safe environment where peolplecan learn, heal, and grow. I've even recommended Chris to my own family member!
Westminster Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Westminster is located in the Federal Heights area off of Bryant St. We share a building with Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center, and there is a parking lot just behind us. Next door to us is a larger building that houses St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th.

Phone number

(302) 253-7942

Languages spoken by CO providers

  • English
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