Online Therapist For Teenagers | Ages 14-17 – Virtual psychotherapy for adolescents in Quebec & Ontario | Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, Gatineau
Concerned about your teenager’s emotional well-being?
Adolescence is filled with strong emotions and a need for independence and individuation. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult to detect when teenagers are struggling with mood, anxiety, or other issues. Moreover, some adolescents might feel apprehensive or ashamed in asking for help. We provide a warm, inclusive, and safe environment for teenagers to explore their feelings and discuss any topic they want.
We can help with the following concerns:
- Anxiety, worry, and stress
- School and performance pressures and perfectionism
- Low self-esteem
- Personal growth
- Low mood and depression
- Loss and grief
- Emotional regulation
- Problems with attention, concentration, memory, and organization
- Sleeping difficulties
You can also book a FREE 15-min introductory call directly in our calendar:
Virtual Therapy For Teens—Relief Starts Here
Every individual is different, and our psychologists work closely with each teenager to provide targeted interventions and strategies that address their specific concerns.
Collaboration With Parents
Although teens typically attend sessions alone, we can help you work towards fostering a supportive environment that promotes lasting positive change for your teenager.
Your child can enjoy a safe, trusting, and inclusive environment where they can feel comfortable expressing themselves authentically, without judgment.
From Turbulence To Triumph
Our psychologists are rigorously trained in working specifically with adolescents—and that means striking a delicate balance between independence and support. While parents are an important part of the therapy process, we believe in empowering teenagers to take ownership of their emotional well-being.
How Psychotherapy For Teens Works
Consultation & Assessment
Consultations are fast and easy—and best of all, they’re free.Our comprehensive adolescent psychotherapy services include a thorough psychological and psychodiagnostic assessment
Customized Treatment Planning
We address a range of concerns commonly faced by adolescents, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, emotional regulation, and difficulties with attention and organization.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, providing practical skills to reshape unhelpful thinking patterns.
Meet Dr. Leon
Dr. Stephanie L. Leon is a trusted clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist specializing in adolescent psychology. She helps adolescents and their parents navigate emotional, behavioral, and cognitive challenges, empowering them to thrive.
Her warm and collaborative therapeutic approach is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and draws from various modalities.
Fluent in French and English, Dr. Leon offers virtual sessions for adolescents in Ontario and Quebec.
Meet Ms. Tharmakulasagaram
Ms. Subitha Tharmakulasagaram is a registered psychotherapist (Qualifying). Her integrative approach draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and techniques from psychodynamic modalities.
Subitha helps pre-teens and teens (aged 10-17) overwelmed by stress and anxiety, low mood and depressive symptom, relationship issues, attention and hyperactivity, emotional dysregulation, trauma, grief/loss/bereavement, issues related to immigration/acculturation, as well as issues related to systemic and internalized racism.
She offers online therapy sessions for Ontario clients. Subitha speaks English, French and Tamil.
Meet Ms. Bruyea
Ms. Robyn Bruyea is a registered psychotherapist (Qualifying). She has 10 years experience as a behavioural therapist in Ottawa.
Robyn helps pre-teens and teens (aged 10-17) overwelmed by stress, worries, anxiety, obssessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), emotional dysregulation, meltdowns, irritability, low mood, inattention and hyperactivity, and trauma. Her integrative approach draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
She offers online therapy sessions for Ontario clients.
Meet Ms. Robitaille
Ms. Chantal Robitaille is a highly experienced psychologist and psychotherapist dedicated to putting clients first. With over 30 years of expertise, she focuses on addressing expressed distress and present needs beyond diagnostic labels.
Ms. Robitaille is well-versed in anxiety disorders, difficult transitions, bereavement, depression, coping difficulties, gender dysphoria, and post-traumatic stress. Her integrative approach draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy, and other modalities.
Her sessions are conducted virtually in French for clients in Quebec.
A Brighter Future For Your Teen Awaits
Are you ready to invest in your teenager’s mental health and provide them with the support they need to thrive? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
While we specialize in adolescent psychotherapy, it’s important to note that our services do have some limitations. We do not offer assessment or treatment for substance use and addiction problems, as well as disordered eating conditions. However, we are more than happy to provide referrals to trusted specialists who can address these specific needs.
Virtual Teen Psychology Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my teenager needs psychotherapy?
It can be challenging to determine if your teenager needs psychotherapy, but some signs to watch for include persistent changes in mood, withdrawal from friends and activities, academic decline, or sudden behavioral changes. If you’re concerned about your teenager’s well-being, it’s best to consult with a professional who can provide a thorough assessment.
How long does adolescent psychotherapy typically last?
The duration of adolescent psychotherapy can vary depending on several factors, including the nature of the concerns, the progress made, and the individual needs of the teenager.
Will my teenager’s sessions be confidential?
Confidentiality is a crucial aspect of adolescent psychotherapy. Psychologists prioritize creating a safe space where teenagers can freely express themselves. Generally, what is discussed in therapy remains confidential unless there are concerns about safety (learn more about limits of confidentiality) or if your teenager provides explicit permission to involve others.
Can I be involved in my teenager’s therapy sessions?
While parents can play a crucial role in their teenager’s well-being, adolescent psychotherapy often involves sessions with the teenager alone. This allows the psychologist to build trust and encourage open communication.
What if my teenager is resistant to therapy?
It’s not uncommon for teenagers to be initially resistant to the idea of therapy. Openly communicate with your teenager about your concerns and the potential benefits of therapy. Assure them that therapy is a safe space for self-expression and personal growth. If your teenager remains hesitant, involving them in the therapist selection process or allowing them to ask questions can help alleviate their concerns. Skilled psychologists experienced in working with adolescents can often establish rapport and build trust, even with initially reluctant teenagers.
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