Therapy for Teenagers (13+)

The teenager years are a time for personal growth, self-discovery and change. The moment a child becomes a teenager, they are besieged with a variety of new external and internal struggles including more home-life expectations, changing bodies, increased work and academic pressure, peer pressure, bullying, conflict with parents, extracurricular activities, and even new romantic relationships. Social media further complicates a teenager's perception of others and themselves, which increases the risk of poor body image, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders and depression.
 

Therapy can help empower teenagers and youths who need help coping with family problems, school problems, bullying, behavioural problems, emotional difficulties, stress, gender dysphoria, traumatic experiences, and other difficult life circumstances.
 

Warning Signs of Troubled Teen Behaviours

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Bullying & School Problems

Bullies can be cruel and relentless, and the abuse often worsens over time as the bully gets emboldened. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or relational, and it often deeply impacts the victim. Bullying can leave a person feeling helpless, humiliated, anxious, depressed, and lonely.
 

If your teenager is being bullied, the mental health consequences can be severe and, even, life threatening. It is important to speak to your child, and if necessary, have them speak to a psychologist in order to cope and manage with abuse.

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Eating Disorders in Teenagers

Eating disorders include a wide range of mental health conditions, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder that impact an individual's relationship with food, exercise, and body image. 

If left untreated, eating disorders can have serious and permanent consequences. Treatment for eating disorders can help individuals work towards functional ways of navigating difficult emotional experiences that may be contributing to their eating disorder, while establishing skills to reduce the difficult symptoms they are experiencing.

We provide teenagers with a safe space to learn to accept themselves and develop methods of coping with unhealthy eating habits and body image.

Anxiety in Teenagers & Youths

Anxiety is a common, but serious mental health condition where a person experiences all the psychological and physiological signs of fear without a true danger being present. There are many kinds of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, test anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, phobias and panic disorders.

People with anxiety experience deep worry, sweaty hands and feet, increased heart rate, slowed breathing and digestive issues when faced with triggering situations. Teenagers who experience anxiety or depression may appear withdrawn, distracted, angry, fatigued, uninterested and unfocused. If you believe that your teenager may be experience anxiety, the good news is that therapy can effective treat the underlying cause of anxiety by helping a person recognize and challenging unhelpful thought, beliefs and feelings they have about themselves and others.

 

Counsellors for Teenagers and Youths

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Carla Hett Smith

RCSW (Registered Clinical Social Worker), EMDR Trained

Accepting New Clients

St. Albert

Carla's Fee: $200/hour

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Morgan McClelland

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Accepting New Clients

Edmonton

Morgan's Fee: $180/hour

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Ryan Mcdonald

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Accepting New Clients

Edmonton

$150/hour or $180/1.5 hours

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Andrea Stratton

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Existing Clients Only

St. Albert and Sherwood Park

Andrea's Fee: $200/hour

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Mark Paradis

MSc, AAMFT, CAMFT, RMFT, RSW

Accepting New Clients

Sherwood Park

Mark's Fee: $200/hour

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Chantal Rose

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Accepting New Clients

Edmonton

Chantal's Fee: $180/hour

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Nicole Pertich

Registered Psychologist, EMDR Trained

New Clients - Call to Book 

Edmonton

Nicole's Fee: $200/hour

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Monica Arnold

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Existing Clients Only

St. Albert and Sherwood Park

Monica's Fee: $200/hour

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Linda Mah

Registered Psychologist, EMDR Trained.

Accepting New Clients

Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park

Linda's Fee: $200/hour

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Shelley Campbell

MSW, RSW, EMDR Trained

Accepting New Clients

Sherwood Park

Shelley's Fee: $200/hour

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Paulette Rodziewicz

Registered Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Existing Clients Only

St. Albert and Sherwood Park

Paulette's Fee: $200/hour