For Teens

Teens begin therapy for a variety of reasons. Since some teens are resistant to traditional therapy, we encourage teens to be a part of the treatment process and come up with the goals based on their current struggles. HTFG focuses on specific treatment for depression, anxiety, self-injury and generally feeling unworthy and inadequate. Developing healthy communication with parents/guardians is also a key to the long-term effectiveness of therapy. Often parents/guardians will join in the last 10 minutes of a session, with the teen’s permission, to review tools from the session. Confidentiality and goals will be discussed in the initial evaluation.

Group therapy is encouraged either during or after individual treatment as a way to develop a more global support structure for the teen. For a list of current groups, check out our Groups page.

Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame Resilience (based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown)
  • Somatic Experiencing (offered by Kara Grant, LPC-S)