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 (Qualifying)

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

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.

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, couples, and youth.

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach strives to honour and validate clients’ own wisdom regarding their emotional experiences. I work collaboratively with clients to navigate their path to healing, carefully and mindfully exploring relationships with partners, family, friends, and oneself in order to develop a balanced mental, emotional, and physical state of wellbeing. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Chris Pankewich
MACP, RP (Qualifying)

At the core of my work with clients we seek to explore our unique responses to three fundamental questions; What direction do I want/need to shift my life towards? What actions can I take to make this a reality? What is getting in the way of achieving this? I believe you know what is truly best for you and my role is to support you through this therapeutic exploration rather than lead it. I work with individuals, couples, and youth 16+.

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a relational therapist I observe the impact relationships and life experiences have in shaping our interactions and external views of the world. I believe therapy is a safe space to be true to who you are, to be honest with your feelings, and to explore your current challenges with the goal of empowering you to reclaim your ideal self. I work with individuals, couples, children and families with an expertise in interpersonal relationships.

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.