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Adolescent Therapy


Changes within the family or changed relationships hit adolescents particularly hard. Different from adults, adolescents cannot draw on positive solution strategies from their past.


What is important when working with adolescents is to form a working alliance with the child's parents or caregivers. To achieve positive changes, the child's environment is just as important as the work we do in therapy. Parents and family members should work on trying to understand the problem just as much as the teen to be able to create a positive foundation for the therapy success.


Our therapies for adolescents focus on the following



  • Defiance

  • Parental divorce or separation

  • Learning challenges & school performance

  • Loss

  • Aggression

  • Trauma

  • Self esteem

  • Body image issues

  • Sexual and gender identity

  • Adjustment in adoptive, foster or blended families

  • Autistic spectrum and other developmental disorders

Teen Counseling Boston, MA
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