Children & Teenagers can benefit from therapy too!

Is your child struggling with depression or anxiety?

Are they exploring their gender identity or sexual identity and needing support?

Does your child struggle in school academically or socially?

Did you and your spouse's recently divorce impact your children emotionally?

Do you feel like your child is having a difficult time, but not sure what is happening for them?

Here at Center for Mindful Psychotherapy (CMP), many of our therapists offer important and influential therapy for children and teenagers.  Just like we as adults struggle with life transitions, feelings and emotions and external conflicts, children and teenagers also experience their own struggles. It is very common for children to experience occasional or ongoing struggles as they grow, mature and become in contact with the world.  We typically observe these challenging times when children act "out-of-control", become aggressive with others, appear overly anxious or withdraw from the world. 

Sometimes children's struggles show up in how they present themselves at home, perhaps during bedtime, toilet training or doing their homework. "Acting out" can present in a variety of ways depending on the child. Sometimes its as obvious as temper tantrums or getting in trouble in school.  Other ways can show up in conflicts with specific family members, bullying


Some of the common struggles that children & Teens comes to therapy for are:

  • Moving to a new place or attending a new school
  • Being bullied or bullying others (physically and/or emotionally)
  • Taking on more responsibility than is age-appropriate
  • Disordered eating behaviors
  • Substance Use
  • Behavioral challenges (ADHD)
  • Challenges in school (grades, behavior, friendships)
  • Difficulty socializing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grieving the death or loss of a loved one
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Parental divorce or separation
  • Neglect or emotional abuse
  • The birth of a sibling
  • Poverty or homelessness
  • Natural disaster
  • Racism & Discrimination
  • Emergence of Identity (Sexuality, Gender)
  • Domestic violence
  • Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Modalities used in Therapy for Children & teens

  • Relational
  • Liberation Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Practices
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Somatic  Psychology
  • Transpersonal
  • Psychodynamic


Check out our [CMP FAQs] page if you have more questions or learn more about [Our Team] to see if there is a specific therapist you would like to work with and whom lists working with children and teens as one of their specialties!   

If you would like help in finding the best therapist fit for you, please call us (415) 766-0276. You can also go to [Contact Us] and fill out the form, or email us directly at When you contact us, we make every effort to listen carefully to your needs and answer any questions you may have about therapy or our organization