Online Therapy for Teenagers

Online Therapy Sessions for Teenagers in Ontario by Registered Therapists | Psychotherapy CollectiveWhether you are a teenager yourself or a loved one to a teen, we can all agree that while it can be exciting, it is also very difficult. Adolescence is often experienced as a time of change which can create uncertainty.

The teenage brain and body are undergoing a process of growth and development. In addition to internal changes, adolescence involves social and contextual pressures. Establishing an identity outside of the family unit is a huge part of any teen’s experience. As peer relationships become increasingly important, relationships within the family are impacted as teens face the social pressures to fit in with others as well as societal and academic pressures.

Therapy for teenagers aims to support teens with common struggles such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation/attempts, eating disorders, bullying, body-image/confidence, social skills, identity development, and experimentation with drugs, sex, and alcohol.

Teen therapy can be a helpful outlet for teenagers as they navigate the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood. By exploring both the challenging and exciting elements of adolescence in therapy, we strive to draw upon each individuals strengths to facilitate resiliency in facing challenges.

While we encourage some form of family involvement in therapy, we understand the importance of individual therapy sessions for teenagers. Based on the nature of the concerns discussed in our online therapy sessions, it may be appropriate to have individual sessions, to include the family/a family member in the process or maintain a combination of both individual and family therapy sessions.

 

Find a Therapist for Youth Therapy at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a therapist for teenagers can be difficult. At Psychotherapy Collective, our Registered Psychotherapists work with teens to help them build resiliency while navigate the transition of adolescence. View our therapist profiles below and book a free consultation.

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP

My approach to therapy is founded on collaboration, drawing from your insights to co-create your path towards personal growth and empowerment. I carry a systemic lens in therapy, exploring the impacts of sociocultural factors and how they shape your identity and relationships. I strive to provide a supportive environment to allow you to connect with your most authentic self. I work with individuals, couples, families, and youth.

Sarah Glinski
MA, RP (Qualifying)

Sarah Glinski
MA, RP (Qualifying)

My therapeutic approach is guided by the principles of trust, safety, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. In therapy, we will engage in reflection on how your past experiences impact your present thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. By externalizing any challenges, we can gain a different perspective, helping you to feel empowered as you take control of your own story. I work with individuals, couples and youth 12+

Pamela Li
RP

Pamela Li
RP

My approach to therapy is grounded in compassion, collaboration, and authenticity. I believe that every individual is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I focus on helping my clients tune into their inner experiences through the use of words, creative expressions, and self-reflection. I strive to offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can embark on your journey of growth, healing, and self-discovery. I work with individuals, youths and families.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing transformation as I sit alongside individuals, couples and families as they work to heal old wounds while creating new patterns. Even in the darkest of moments I have watched countless people make meaning of their lives, narrate their suffering and overcome severe loss and trauma with a sense of empowerment. My approach is integrative, pulling from various therapeutic modalities in my work with clients. I work with individuals (15+), couples and families.

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is founded on authenticity, trust, openness, warmth, and non-judgement. In revealing my genuine self to clients, I strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable and supported to be true to who you are. I seek to learn about the important systems in your life, how they interact, and the meaning they hold for you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Sharron Carson
RP

Sharron Carson
RP

My approach to therapy is client centred, meaning that my client’s voice, needs and preferences always guide our sessions. It is my priority to provide a calm and safe space where clients feel comfortable to openly express their thoughts or concerns and to be their authentic selves. I have over 30 years of experience working with youth, individuals, couples, and families. I would be honoured to connect with you for a consultation.

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

We all have stories. Therapy allows us time to process, untangle and reflect on our stories so that we can better understand ourselves and the world around us. In order for you to feel safe to share your experiences with me, I focus on creating a warm, supportive environment where you can be your authentic self. I work with individuals and youth.

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I operate from a systemic perspective as I believe our relationships with others, society, and ourselves shape our experiences in the world. As an immigrant, I understand the cultural tensions that can arise when acclimating to a Western world. My approach is focused on emphasizing inherent strengths and resiliency to help navigate current and future challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Each person has a unique story, as well as the strength and resiliency to live that story. My approach to therapy reflects these truths by providing an environment that fosters safety, trust, authenticity and exploration. I work from a strengths-based and collaborative lens because I believe that people thrive with connection and encouragement. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth age 14+.

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

I love helping people. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. My primary goal is to foster a therapeutic relationship based on unconditional positive regard and emotional safety. I see myself as the metaphorical ‘river guide’, following your lead, while helping to navigate the shifting emotional currents and bearing witness to the journey. I work with individuals, children and youth aged 6+, couples, and families.

Tony Miller
MA, RP

Tony Miller
MA, RP

My approach as a therapist is centered in transparency, authenticity, and directiveness. I believe we need to first understand the root of the problem, before exploring any opportunities for solutions. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a supportive therapeutic environment for clients to help gain fresh insights and achieve growth and change in their lives. I work with individuals, couples, and youth aged 16 and above.

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

My approach to therapy is rooted in compassion, understanding and a strong belief in the strength and resiliency you possess. I believe that your story is unique and that you are the expert of your life. I strive to work collaboratively with you to facilitate a richer understanding of yourself and to create hopes and goals aligned with your values. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth.

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and often humour. I believe you are the expert in your life. I work collaboratively with you to facilitate change and cultivate meaning by exploring the narratives, relationships, and systems that impact you, while also highlighting your skills and resources, and celebrating your successes. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

My approach to therapy is built on authenticity and transparency. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to recognize and develop their inherent strengths empowering them to heal and grow. I work from a strength-based perspective while motivating and exploring change through a solution focused lens. I work with individuals and youth.