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It is common that teens experience intense levels of emotions, some of which can feel distressing and be difficult to manage effectively. If your teen is feeling overwhelmed or that they cannot manage these emotions, they may respond to them in ineffective ways by communicating impulsively with family members, shutting out their friends, posting troublesome content on social media, using substances, or engaging in self-harm behavior. They may be unable to get out of a steady negative mood state, be sensitive to comments from others, and be concerned about perceived judgments from their friends or peers. Given the troubles faced by teens today, it is important for them to learn strategies to identify, manage, and change their emotions when appropriate. It may be important to you to help keep them on track to meet their goals in the classroom, in their extracurricular activities, and in their relationships.
In addition to typical emotional, social, and developmental obstacles faced by teenagers, a busy life in New York City may present them with some additional worries. School environments can be challenging, competitive, and have high expectations. This can lead to increased social pressure to measure up to peers, difficulties fitting in, and tension in friendships when it comes time for standardized tests or admission to high school or college. There are also pressures to engage in multiple extracurricular activities while maintaining healthy relationships with friends and family. Difficulty managing these understandable challenges can result in symptoms of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, additional tension in relationships, and difficulties regulating emotions.
We are a group psychology practice of compassionate and skilled clinicians delivering therapy services tailored to fit the needs of our clients. Drs. Rachel Hutt, Jessica Renz, and Rebecca Skolnick founded MindWell NYC in 2017 to provide emotional wellness services to children, adolescents, adults, and parents in an inclusive, friendly, and warm environment. We specialize in cognitive, dialectical, and mindfulness-based behavior therapies and teach our clients practical tools for leading a more fulfilled life.
MindWell NYC is uniquely suited to welcome your teen into therapy, to answer their questions, and to start a collaborative relationship with your family. Our team of therapists is trained and equipped to manage and work with the stressors commonly present during adolescence. We will teach your child and your family the skills, strategies, and tools necessary to help them succeed.
We offer numerous treatments for teens, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapy. Using the treatment that will be the best fit for your teen, we can help them learn to identify and manage problematic thoughts, identify and experience emotions in a healthy way, build and maintain effective relationships with others, and become more mindful of the positive experiences they have in daily life.
We offer many therapeutic options that have been found to be effective in creating change in teenagers’ and their family’s lives. During this process, we can offer support to both teens and parents or caregivers to make the transition to more skillful living as smoothly as possible. If you would like more information about the teen therapy programs that we offer or are interested in learning more about the therapy process, please feel free to be in touch at 646-809-5440. We also offer complimentary 15 minute phone consultations that can be scheduled below via our online system or through the phone number listed above.
This easy-to-use self-administered questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).