Adolescent Therapy

Adolescence is a time of incredible change and maturation. It is also a delicate balance of challenge and promise. Psychotherapy for adolescent clients focuses on their ability to find a comfortable stance between their own independence and their ongoing reliance on the adults in their lives. Therapy also helps teens to explore different areas of their lives: sexuality, identity, relationships (to name a few), in a safe and validating environment.

Adolescents often feel overwhelmed in their day-to-day lives. They may not know how to create a balance between managing friends, parents, school and extracurriculars. Some adolescents struggle with depression and anxiety, may engage in risky behaviors and self-harm, might feel suicidal, have difficulties making and maintaining friendships, and question why things happen in their worlds. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore these areas and come to a better understanding as to how to navigate them.

Through the primary use of CBT and/or DBT, the therapist helps adolescent clients integrate healthier coping strategies into their lives, helping them to build a live that is meaningful, fulfilling and worth living.

OUR CLINICAL TEAM

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein

Psy.D.

Genise Acevedo

LMSW

Oona Caplan

LCSW-R

Tyler Alexandro Diaz

LCSW

Jaime Gleicher

LMSW

Emily Roberts

MA, LMHC

Jen Rosati

Office Manager & Intake Coordinator

Ilana Sancha

LMSW

Guiding children, teens, adults and families toward lasting change and lives worth living. Specialists in dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies (DBT and CBT).

  • Anxiety (including Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, panic attacks, school refusal and social phobia)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotion regulation issues
  • Family problems
  • Impulsivity and Behavior Problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues