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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

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

Starting Child & teen counseling

What is child & teen counseling?

Thriveworks child & teen counseling in Williamsville helps young individuals better understand and manage the challenges that affect their mental health. Common challenges amongst kids include behavioral issues, trauma, bullying, depression, and anxiety. All ages of children and adolescents can attend and benefit from therapy.

How does child & teen counseling work?

Child & teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the child or teen’s needs based on their age group, their challenges, and the severity of their challenges. It might involve play therapy for younger kids or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioral therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, child & teen counselors have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.

Is child & teen counseling conducted in person or online?

Child & teen counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does child & teen counseling last?

The length of child & teen counseling at Thriveworks in Williamsville, NY depends on your child’s needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, child & teen counseling sessions will last for several months.

Need more help deciding?

Child and Adolescent Therapy in Buffalo, NY

At Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY, we understand that childhood and adolescence can be challenging times. Our licensed child therapists are here to support your child through these stages, ensuring their mental and emotional well-being.

Reach out to our office in Buffalo, NY to get started today with a therapist who can address your child’s needs. Call us at (716) 453-2877.

Therapy for Adolescents and Teenagers

The teenage brain is still developing, often leading to impulsive behavior and heightened emotions. Approximately 1 in 5 teenagers have a diagnosable mental illness, yet only 50% receive the help they need.

If you suspect your adolescent is struggling, seeking professional help can make a significant difference. Our adolescent counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY, are experienced in addressing various issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including social and school-related anxiety)
  • Social media or video game addiction
  • Bullying
  • Changes in family life (deployment, loss, divorce, etc.)
  • Drug use
  • Self-harm
  • Eating concerns/disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anger management

Therapy for Children and Youth

Seeing your child happy brings immense joy, but seeing them hurt can be heartbreaking. Children are still learning about the world and their place in it, and their experiences during these formative years can significantly impact their future. Our licensed child therapists at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY, are skilled in helping children with various issues, such as:

  • Trouble adapting to a new school or lifestyle
  • Family loss
  • Parental separation or divorce
  • Bullying
  • Social anxiety/extreme shyness
  • ADHD
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to physical and/or emotional abuse
  • Adverse childhood events (ACEs)

Our therapists use age-appropriate methods to treat each child and involve parents in the therapy process to ensure comprehensive support.

Make a Therapy Appointment for You and Your Child at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

We strive to make the intake process easy and comfortable for both parents and children. Call Thriveworks Buffalo today at (716) 453-2877 to start your child’s path toward a happier, healthier life.

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 Williamsville therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Martin's Point (US Family Health Plans)

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Self-pay costs at Williamsville
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

5.0 Thriveworks Williamsville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Read more Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Buffalo Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Read more Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Read more I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Read more Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Buffalo Feb 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Williamsville is located at 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300, Williamsville, New York 14221, near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Phone number

(716) 453-2877

Languages spoken by NY providers

  • English
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