ADOLESCENT THERAPY

 
 

Here for you.

At 1A Wellness we specialize in working with teens
who have great sensitivity to the world around them.


Before coming to 1A Wellness, most of the teenagers we work with haven’t figured out that they have a superpower, and that superpower is sensitivity. They feel more feelings than most people their age. In any given moment of the day, they are picking up on more emotional and social information (noticing that someone looked away when you walked in the room, feeling the person’s anxiety next to you) than most teens and as a result, actually feel more. It is like most people hear one radio station at a time, but they hear 15 channels at once. And they need to navigate this onslaught of information in the midst of social media and the regular work of being teenagers and figuring out their place in the world.


So life is harder for them because they experience more. But life is also more rewarding. Teens with this superpower tend to be exceptionally bright, caring, and generally want to do the right thing. The outside world does not understand how much they suffer. They want a therapist to talk to them and not just sit and listen.


They have large internal critics (What is wrong with me? Why did I get that question wrong?) that have come in and essentially are trying to bully them into doing the right thing. At 1A Wellness, demystifying the relationship between emotions and a sensitive temperament is a big part of the process. We help teens better understand and work with their superpower so they can use it for good. Teens that work with us learn to respect their unique way of being in the world, and learn tools to cope with strong emotions. They also learn to filter information all the information that comes at them, and stay safe by setting good boundaries.

a message just for teens

Seriously, Mom. Keep out!
Teenagers generally like to be listened to. But you also want a therapist to talk to you. These years are all about learning. More than any other period in your life, you are consuming huge amounts of information on a daily basis. Just think about how much you have matured over even the last three years! You probably want a therapist that can help you synthesize what you are learning and experiencing, and a therapeutic model or framework to help you make sense of what is happening to you and around you. You want to do well in life. Yet you already have a harsh internal critic, right? Probably echoing the worst aspects of your very well-intentioned parent? But now your critic grows bolder each day—a little bully whose job is to get you to do the right thing—and it is relentless. Well, the critic has served an important role for you. But it's time you got that voice to soften a bit so that you can start to ENJOY doing what you want for yourself!
 

"The reward for conformity is that everybody likes you except yourself."

Rita Mae Brown


 

Meet our therapists
for adolescents

Each of our clinicians is an objective resource for teens and their parents. In session, we provide accurate information, practical skills, and a nonjudgmental atmosphere in which teens solve social and academic problems and receive emotional support.

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Meet our therapists
for adolescents

Each of our clinicians is an objective resource for teens and their parents. In session, we provide accurate information, practical skills, and a nonjudgmental atmosphere in which teens solve social and academic problems and receive emotional support.

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How we work
with clients

1A Wellness is an integrated practice where therapists are trained specialists in a range of evidence-based practices. Discover which is right for you.

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How we work
with clients

1A Wellness is an integrated practice where therapists are trained specialists in a range of evidence-based practices. Discover which is right for you.

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We appreciate your interest in seeking therapy with one of our clinicians. At this time 1A Wellness has a short waitlist. Please fill out and submit the following form so that we can hold a place for you. Once you are in our system, we will reach out to you just as soon as an opening arises.


Note on Health Insurance


1A Wellness is a self-pay out-of-network practice. As such, we do not accept health insurance. But if your healthcare plan includes an out-of-network option, partial reimbursement may be available. See our FAQ section for more information.