Is This You?

You’re having a really tough time right now and you can’t talk to your parents about it.

And your friends are no help either.

Let’s face it. Your high school years felt challenging before – trying to get good grades, plan for college, navigate dynamics on Tik Tok and Snapchat – but now you throw COVID and this global pandemic into the mix and things feel beyond hard

You’re struggling to turn in your homework on time, you feel yourself withdrawing, you’re having thoughts that scare you a little bit.

You don’t know exactly what’s wrong and you don’t know how to fix things. Your normal “self-care tools” don’t seem to be working. You don’t really want to talk to your parents or friends about things.

If this sounds like you – even a little – then it might be time for therapy.

 

Being a teenager is HARD. Being a teenager during a global pandemic is beyong hard.

What Our Teen Therapy Offers:

By working with a therapist at Evergreen, you will have a safe, confidential, and supportive space to work through the issues that are making you anxious, sad, or even depressed.

With teen therapy, you’ll have someone whose job it is to help you feel better and more capable of dealing with it all.

While we do need your parents’ permission to start counseling with you if you’re under 18, you will have privacy and a therapist who’s sole job is to help you figure out what’s going on and help you feel better.

We’ll work with your parents to talk through the finances, the forms they need to complete, and answer all those other logistical questions.

Relief From Anxiety, Depression, Stress, And More

Though teen therapy doesn’t come with guaranteed results, by working with an Evergreen Counselor we can possibly help you:

  • Learn to manage the anxiety that school, the pandemic, and your social life is causing;
  • Help you address that general sadness and/or numbness you seem to feel each day;
  • Figure out what those scary thoughts mean and how to change them;
  • Find new coping skills for dealing with test, performance, or social anxiety;
  • Help you get clearer on what path you may want to pursue in college or post-graduation;
  • Develop new tools for more effectively dealing with your parents and siblings and life at home right now.

The Next Steps for Teen Therapy:

Truly, beginning therapy can have a profound and transformative impact on nearly every aspect of your life.

Here at Evergreen, we know that choosing the “right” therapist can sometimes feel overwhelming and confusing and we want to help you make this decision and feel totally at ease about booking a session with us which is why we encourage you to check out our clinician bios, our FAQ’s, the kind words people have said about working with us, and our blog.

We Offer Complimentary Consult Calls And Personalized Therapist-Matching Assessments.

We offer complimentary 20-minute consult calls with any of our therapists that you might be interested in working with so that you can get to know them and make sure they feel like a good fit for you. 

We also offer a personalized therapist-matching assessment with our Clinical Intake Coordinator to help you discover who on our staff might be the best-fitting therapist for your situation. You can line up this complimentary assessment by calling or texting 510-373-2723 or by sending a message. 

If it turns out none of the staff at Evergreen Counseling aren’t an ideal fit, we’ll happily provide you with a few referrals to colleagues who might be.

Online Teen Therapy in Berkeley, CA

Our teen therapists at Evergreen Counseling offer online therapy for anxiety (e.g. social anxiety), depression, body image issues, and more. We also serve Oakland and other areas around Berkeley such as Albany, El Cerrito, and Richmond.

Our Teen Therapists Treat Issues Like Anxiety, Depression, Stress, And More:

 

  • Body Image Issues
  • Coping with social pressure and party culture
  • Figuring out what it is you want post-graduation
  • Dating issues
  • Peer pressure and social anxiety
  • Parent/sibling struggles

Don’t see your issue on this list?

Don’t worry – it’s just the tip of the iceberg. At Evergreen, our therapists treat a wide variety of issues so we encourage you to book a complimentary 20-minute consult call with one of our therapists directly to talk through your own unique issues or request a personalized matching consultation with our Clinical Intake Coordinator who can set you up with the therapist that can best support you in your goals right now.

Emma Leighton, LMFT

Emma Leighton, AMFT is a teen therapist who specializes in working with teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, life transitions and gender/sexual self-identity, negative body image, poor self-esteem and more. She is very warm, empathetic, non-judgemental, and relational. Her focus is to help clients comprehend the barriers around them and then collaborate on solutions that work for them to help you move closer to the life you want to live. Emma offers online video sessions and has appointments available now.

Book an Appointment for Therapy in Berkeley

If you're ready to speak directly with one of our therapists at Evergreen, simply click below to book your initial complimentary consultation session with your preferred therapist directly.

Book a Complimentary Consult Call

If you'd like a complimentary, personalized matching consultation to ensure you are matched with the best-fitting therapist to support what you’re going through, click below to book.

Request A Personalized Matching Consultation

You may also call or text us at (510) 373-2723 or simply send us a message through this contact form and then we'll get you scheduled to speak with our Clinical Intake Coordinator right away. We look forward to hearing from you!

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