Are You Struggling With Adolescent Issues?

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Adolescents may go through various emotional experiences as they grow into adulthood. The transitions from middle school to high school, from high school to beyond, bodily and hormonal changes, family and peer relationships, academics, and more cause shifts in emotional states. New experiences abound in adolescence. It’s not uncommon for adolescents to require the help of a mental health professional outside of the support they get from their parents or guardians.

Available Treatment Options

Adolescents benefit from counseling interventions depending on their specific concerns. Mental health disorders may emerge before or during adolescence. Therapists may use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adolescents dealing with anxiety or depression to reduce negative symptoms related to life experiences. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation or self-harm by working with opposing thoughts and mindfulness.

Therapy for adolescents is to help them manage difficult emotions that arise from their changing circumstances and develop tools to be successful, happy adults.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Adolescent Issues

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience, an MS in Counseling from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and a BA in Psychology from Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX. During my career, I have worked with people with severe mental illness in psychiatric hospitals as well as people recovering from various traumas. I have worked with people and their famili...

Christina Lucey-Ventura, MA, LMFT

Los Angeles


In person and teletherapy available! I am an EMDR trained therapist who works with individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups. I believe that therapy is most transformative when the therapist positions themselves not as an expert or evaluator, but as a non-judgemental & empathic collaborator. My hope is to create a space for you to feel safe and supported and to have your multila...