With social media, bullying, and all the typical physical and emotional changes teenagers go through, it’s not surprising that approximately 14% of adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 experience mental health conditions2. What is shocking is that one in three adolescents are not receiving the mental health treatment they need, according to Mental Health America.
On the bright side, with modern times also come a few modern solutions. Online therapy services are making mental health more approachable for today’s teenagers, who are already very accustomed to virtual platforms.
Unfortunately, finding the right therapist for your teen isn’t always a quick and speedy process. Afterall, this is an important decision, with a lot of factors involved, and it can be difficult to know where to begin.
To help you navigate the evolving landscape of teenage mental health, we spoke with Sanam Hafeez, NYC-based neuropsychologist and the director of Comprehend the Mind. Below, learn how to find the right therapist for your adolescent, plus, find our picks for the best online therapy services for teens.