Therapists Specializing in Adolescent Mental Health in Texas

Adolescence is a formative developmental phase of life full of rapid changes and unique challenges. Given the social, emotional, and physical changes occurring, it’s very normal to experience some degree of distress during this time. Therefore, it can be difficult to distinguish normal distress from more serious mental health concerns, particularly because adolescents can find it hard to communicate emotional and psychological difficulties. If symptoms such as persistent irritability, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, risk-taking behavior, or mood changes are negatively affecting an adolescents’ relationships or academic participation, seeking the opinion of a mental health professional may help.

A therapist will be able to discuss these symptoms and help choose the best fitting therapy type to help. Depending on the specific issues faced, therapists can help adolescents learn new skills for coping or communicating, deal with bullying, and examine thinking patterns in order to develop more helpful perspectives.

Below are therapists in Texas who specialize in working with young people and adolescents. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Hope For The Journey

Hope For The Journey

Online Sessions, TX

1101 Satellite View, Round Rock, TX, 78665

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $125 per session

Hope For The Journey empowers kids, adults, parents & partners across Texas to reclaim their lives after trauma--especially sexual in nature. We focus on finding what works for you and help you feel stronger & more confident. We focus on the whole person and the whole family. Your relationships, your body, and your soul all deserve a second chance.

Our clinicians come with a wide variety of skills and life experiences so that we can help you get matched with someone who will "get you" and have the know how to make things better.

While we are located just north of Austin, Texas, we provide video sessions to clients in all parts of Texas. From the comfort of your home, you can learn to let go of the past and embrace your future.


Hillery  Keith

Hillery Keith

Online Sessions, TX

3400 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX, 77005

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $170 per session

When you are in pain or confused, it's not always easy to know where to go or with whom to talk. Therapy offers you a safe and confidential space to tell your story and explore that story's effect on your life right now. With support and feedback, I offer my clients an opportunity to feel more at peace with who they are and to make new decisions about themselves. You may even feel ready to try new behaviors and change the story of your life.

I tend to be informal and interactive and am focused on your goals for therapy. The most important aspect of the therapeutic experience is developing a relationship with someone you can trust. As a result, I try to keep it simple and work with the concerns that you want to address.

I am available to meet in person or via Tele-health video as well as secure electronic registration and payment. Our office follows Covid-19 protocols that allow for social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing.


Jennifer Beazley Slaughter

Jennifer Beazley Slaughter

Online Sessions, TX

11211 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77079

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $175 per session

People seek therapy for a myriad of reasons, and in my experience, the common denominator is pain; seeking relief from emotional pain. Your pain may be about your sense of self, certain relationships, a traumatic event, ongoing attachment trauma or existential angst, to name a few. We might look at how you are protecting yourself and if those methods are helpful and adaptive. If they are, great; keep doing it! If they aren’t, we would examine other possible strategies.

I thoroughly enjoy getting to know each of you and understanding how you experience yourself, others and the world around you. Once we have learned more about each other, we will work collaboratively throughout the therapeutic process. I will challenge maladaptive patterns of thinking and relating and offer alternative perspectives. I do not make decisions for you, as you are the one who has to live with your decisions, whether positive or negative consequences.

Initially, I always recommend weekly therapy sessions so we can use that momentum to create change. As therapy progresses, the frequency of sessions will change. I am an out-of-network provider and I know that therapy can be expensive. I hope you can recognize the value in investing in yourself and your emotional health and well-being, which also affects your physical health. I look forward to hearing from you!


Shlomit  Kirsch

Shlomit Kirsch

Online Sessions, TX

4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78759

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Welcome! I know how daunting it can be to select a therapist and start this process in general, and I commend you for taking this important step for your child or yourself. I love working with older children, teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem issues or relationship difficulties. I strive to provide a warm and safe environment in which we can explore, process, and deeply understand your experience, identify treatment goals and learn new strategies for coping with difficulties. My ultimate goal is to promote personal growth and help you or your child internalize our work so that you have the tools to overcome future obstacles in addition to the current ones.

If it sounds like I may be a good fit for you or your family, I welcome you to request a free phone consultation so that we can learn more about each other and determine next steps.


Reflexiones Bilingual Family Services

Reflexiones Bilingual Family Services

Online Sessions, TX

11811 North Freeway, Houston, TX, 77060

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Are you feeling overwhelmed, overlooked or reliving painful memories? Are you experiencing low mood, irritability, and have difficulty expressing yourself as well as making meaningful connections with peers? Or maybe you are an individual struggling with loneliness, anger, past trauma, and or low confidence. We help individuals regain emotional control in order to make healthier decisions and establish meaningful connections with family and friends. We believe in the power of YOU! We are confident that each individual has the power of inner healing and we are ready to take that journey with you. Whether you have been struggling with feeling sad, anxious, hurt or run down we are here to help you. We will work together to regain self-confidence and move towards a healthier, more balanced and happier life. Are you ready to create change and to stop being unhappy, CALL TODAY!

¿Se siente abrumado, no valorado o reviviendo recuerdos dolorosos?¿Tiene mal humor, irritabilidad y tiene dificultades para expresarse y para hacer conexiones significativas con sus compañeros? O tal vez sea un individuo que lucha contra la soledad, la ira, un trauma pasado o poca confianza. Ayudamos a las personas a recuperar el control emocional para tomar decisiones más saludables y establecer conexiones significativas con familiares y amigos. ¡Creemos en el poder de USTED! Confiamos en que cada individuo tiene el poder de la curación interior y estamos listos para emprender ese viaje con usted. Ya sea que haya estado luchando con sentirse triste, ansioso, herido o agotado, estamos aquí para ayudarlo. Trabajaremos juntos para recuperar la confianza en nosotros mismos y avanzar hacia una vida más saludable, equilibrada y feliz. ¿Estás listo para crear un cambio y dejar de ser infeliz, LLAMA HOY!


Kennedy  Sabelko

Kennedy Sabelko

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $70 - $120 per session

Hello folks, I hope we can form a therapeutic relationship in order for me to provide you with my clinical expertise and lifetime of experiences in order for you to improve the quality of your life in order for you to thrive!

Through Cognitive Restructuring, I can teach you the skills to prevent those negative anxiety-producing thoughts from ruminating out of control until you find yourself down that old familiar “rabbit hole” that we can’t get out of.

As a biracial adopted individual, who has experienced significant past trauma, I can certainly relate to ethnic identity and cultural related concerns from a Trauma-Informed lens.

But wait, there’s more! As part of the LGBTQI+ community, I can provide guidance and therapy to individuals who struggle with sexual or gender identity concerns.

Hope to see you soon!

-Kennedy


Megan Jean Yale

Megan Jean Yale

Online Sessions, TX

1504 Dessau Ridge Lane, Austin, TX, 78754

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $160 per session

Emotions can keep us stuck in negative situations, keeping us from progressing in our lives. Sharing your emotions can feel daunting, and I'm here to help you work through them non-judgmentally. My approach to therapy is to help you discover yourself on your journey in creating your own life that's worth living. I want to team with you to pinpoint your goals and help you create objectives that work for you. I'm trained in different approaches to address trauma, and most of my theoretical orientation stems from cognitive therapy, specifically Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. Please contact me so that we can have a phone consultation, and I can answer any questions you may have. Weekday evening and weekend appointments are available.


Kelly Marie Ayala

Kelly Marie Ayala

Online Sessions, TX

4099 McEwen Road, Farmers Branch, TX, 75244

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

My clients usually find their way to me because they want a modern approach to therapy and are cool with playing around with spiritual tools and getting off the therapy couch every now and again. Most of my clients are searching for peace and the resources to weather stress and life adjustments. I know you have a vibrant life to live and together we can make that happen.

Even after 12 years, I still approach each client with the same excitement of seeing my very first. I have deep empathy and investment to learn about your personal story. I conceptualize client problems not by diagnosis but by harnessing the dynamic interplay between environment, attachment and neuroscience. In a nutshell, together we explore the whole you. As an affirming therapist, I'm not here to tell you how to live but rather support you in the discovery of how you want to live best.

I am mystified and excited by the journey of figuring ourselves out and inspired by our resiliency to overcome. Therapy is a process with a beginning, middle and end and I work best with those who are curious about breaking through their self limiting patterns and leading lives with a growth mindset.

If this message gets you excited about the possibilities in your life, let's get to work.


Andrew  Roberts

Andrew Roberts

Online Sessions, TX

1120 East Nasa Parkway, Houston, TX, 77058

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

One of the founding principles of my practice and my own therapeutic style is that emotion and rationality are not necessarily separate ideals, but rather that they assist each other to help a person make wise decisions. This principle can apply to as little a thing as what to eat for breakfast or as large a thing as what career to follow or who to marry or what choices to help your children make.

While therapy can be a humbling concept and often a difficult process, it also reaps great rewards. I enjoy seeing my clients make progress. As your therapist, I hope to assist you on your journey to live a happier and more peaceful life.


Emily  Reiss Bisignano

Emily Reiss Bisignano

Online Sessions, TX

13101 Preston Road, Dallas, TX, 75240

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 per session

You may feel hopeless and overwhelmed, wish you weren’t here anymore, or that people might even be better off without you. These thoughts and feelings are heavy and hard to navigate alone. I can provide you with the skills necessary to help you manage this stress and sadness. My goal is for you to achieve a better understanding of yourself, and to feel like life is worth living. Please contact me if you would like to take the next step and talk about what's going on with you.


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