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 Free Consult Calls for Teen Therapy in Berkeley

And, we offer complimentary 20-minute consult calls to help you learn more about our teen therapy service and to match you up with a counselor who can best support your unique situation.

If it turns out we’re not the best fit for you, no problem! We’ll happily provide you with a few referrals to folks who might be.

And, while we do need your parents’ permission to work with you if you’re under 18, you can have them reach out to us, too, and we’ll happily answer their questions and walk them through the process of helping you get started in therapy.

We invite you to reach out to us today and to book your complimentary, 20-minute consult. We look forward to hearing from you and to supporting you in any way we can.

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 to talk through your own unique issue so we can set you up with the therapist who can best support you in your goals.

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 book an appointment with one of our therapists at Evergreen, simply click below to book your initial consultation session and then we'll get you matched up and booked right away.

If you'd like to get in contact with us to ask other questions, call or text us at (510) 373-2723 or simply send us a message through this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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