therapy and treatment for teens with depression

Working with Your Teen

Teenage years can be a tumultuous time for many. Our goal is to support your family by offering tools and coping strategies to help open the doors of communication and improve daily life. The teenage brain goes through some natural stages during maturation, and it can be difficult for a parent to discern normal adolescent behavior and neurodiversity from clinical diagnoses. Hormonal and physical changes can have an impact on mental health, as well as on overall happiness and calm. We will help you assess the need for habit and dietary changes, as well as the potential benefit of medical and psychological treatment strategies. Professional treatment can dramatically improve a teen’s life, helping them as they navigate the path to adulthood. Our methodology involves working with the patient in an integrated and personalized way so that we can design a treatment plan that incorporates not just therapy and medication, but also a roadmap for healthy habits for overall well-being.

Some common issues we can help with:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism

  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)

  • Coping with Traumatic Events, Bullying, and Grief

  • Depression

  • Mood Dysregulation Disorder

  • Eating Disorders

  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tourette’s
  • Tic Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Electronics difficulties/addictions

We encourage you to request a consultation so we can collaborate with you in designing a treatment plan that offers an affirming, human perspective, and recognizes that psychological and medical treatments are just a couple ingredients in overall health. We will help you to integrate habits, behaviors, strength, knowledge, acceptance, compassion, and science to create a personalized path towards well-being.

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5480 Wisconsin Ave,

Suite 223

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Tel:  301.576.6044

Fax: 301.576.1645

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