Your teen CAN set boundaries, manage tough emotions, develop confidence, and maintain healthy relationships.
We help your teen learn effective communication and coping skills for the real world.
Teen counseling at Open View focuses developing the communication and coping skills that foster confidence, empathy, and success. We collaborate with you and your teen to practice creating and maintaining boundaries, clear communication, decision making, acceptance, and coping. To take it a step further, we also work on what actions your teen CAN take rather than just coping with what’s in front of them.
Are they ready to feel calmer and in control of themselves?
How to know if teen therapy could help your teen
- Emotions come out sideways – yelling, arguments, or extreme reactions
- Perfectionism and/or anxiety are running their life and making decisions for them
- They have trouble saying no to others or making independent choices
- They struggle to maintain consistent healthy friendships with peers
- They struggle to focus and reach goals or complete work in school and other activities
What your teen can accomplish in teen therapy and counseling
- Learn how to set and maintain boundaries that teach other people how they can – and can’t – treat your teen
- Practice leaning in to anxiety so that it’s not control, but your teen is
- Develop the ability and confidence to say no when they want to say no
- Figure out what narratives are getting in the way of their growth and development, and re-write the narrative to start creating change
- Understand patterns (such as overthinking) and their influence on your teen’s mood and behavior
- Learn how to manage unhelpful and unproductive patterns and worry so that they can’t hold your teen back anymore
- Practice effective communication that helps people understand your teen – and vice versa
Meet your therapist: Whitney
Whitney’s candid, direct approach to teen therapy is a great model for setting boundaries, communicating directly, and helping your teen be comfortable with themselves and others.
How to get started with teen therapy
We know it can be intimidating get started in counseling, especially if you’ve never been before. We offer a free first session that includes both you and your teen to make sure that we’re all a good fit to work together and to make sure you both feel comfortable getting started. You can expect the easy steps below – and feel free to ask us questions at any time!
Fill out the paperwork
We’ll send you paperwork via email so that you can review our policies and practice information before we meet. You can submit the paperwork online before your session.
For teens 14 and under, parents are responsible for the paperwork and consent. In Colorado, teens 15 and older are responsible for consent.
Show up to your first session
Come prepared to talk about what you’re looking for in counseling, why you feel you need counseling now, and the outcomes that you’d like to work on throughout the counseling process.