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7,159 people sought teen counseling help in North Carolina 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington, NC 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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Counseling for Teens in Wilmington, NC–Teen Counselors and Therapists

Adolescence is a time of many changes.The stress of fitting in and being held as a member of a group of friends, first loves and lusts, and arguing with friends and enemies are all common occurrences.

If your teen needs assistance with stress, school, love, and other factors that can impact their mental health, call or schedule online with Thriveworks Wilmington. Our providers can offer them stability and newfound confidence to make healthy decisions during their adolescent years.

Why Is Counseling Important for Teens?

Counseling provides a safe, trusting environment in which a teenager can express their thoughts and feelings, learn new skills to manage their moods, and even communicate more effectively.

Teens can create new strategies to help them adjust to the new and stressful situations that come with becoming a young adult.

What Types of Therapy Are Best for Teens?

The following may be the best types of therapy for teens seeking treatment:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Helps teens identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors to manage emotions and improve coping skills.
  • Family Therapy: Involves the entire family in addressing conflicts, improving communication, and fostering a supportive environment.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Teaches teens mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.
  • Art Therapy: Utilizes creative expression to explore feelings, reduce stress, and enhance self-awareness and communication.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Teaches teens mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and improve overall well-being.
  • Group Therapy: Provides a supportive environment for teens to connect with peers, share experiences, and learn from others facing similar challenges.

Thriveworks Wilmington offers convenient appointment times during the day, evening, and on the weekends. Call Thriveworks today at (910) 247-4818. We are ready to help improve your teen’s mental health.

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 Wilmington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Wilmington
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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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington is located near Empie Park off of Wrightsville Ave. We share a building with Amina Shade - State Farm Insurance Agent, Emerald Cuts, Ward Hair & Nail Design, and other businesses.

Phone number

(910) 714-4942

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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