Dr. Mazzei is a Health Psychologist and is experienced in engaging adolescents in counseling. She is aware that teenagers today face unique challenges involving social media, computers, cell phones, apps, video games, and sports. Today’s technology presents certain issues, in addition to the traditional conflicts and struggles that teenagers experience. Parental relationships, peer pressure, bullying and culture have a tremendous impact on adolescents and can trigger anxiety, depression, health problems, eating disorders, and addiction.
Dr. Mazzei understands the complicated world that teenagers live in. She works with teenagers where they are at and incorporates treatments that work for them. In therapy, she aims to establish a therapeutic relationship, where your child feels supported and encouraged to make necessary changes. She will involve parents/caregivers in therapy while respecting your teenager’s need for privacy and independence.
Dr. Mazzei provides the following counseling services for adolescents:
- Depression and other Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders, including OCD, Panic, and Phobias
- Stress Management
- Addiction, including Substance Abuse, Gambling, and Excessive Technology Use
- ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Health-related Issues, including Insomnia and Weight Loss
- Body Image Concerns
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Family Conflict
- Relationship Concerns
- Grief and Loss
- Anger Management
- Career Counseling
How do I talk to my teenager about counseling?
The idea of talking to mental health professional who is unfamiliar can be intimidating for children. If your teenager is hesitant to engage in therapy, you can reassure him/her that he/she will be meeting with someone who is there to help him/her through difficult times without being overly judgemental or demanding. For many teenagers, talking with an objective person outside their friends and family is comforting. What is said during sessions is confidential and is shared only when permission is given or in certain emergency situations. Dr. Mazzei takes a collaborative approach to treatment, where your child is engaged in their own healing and development.
How do I get my child started in teenage therapy?
The best place to start is by scheduling an appointment or speaking to our staff, who can answer any questions about the process. Therapy sessions are conducted at our counseling practice in Chandler, AZ or through our virtual practice for online teenage counseling.
Connect with us
Evolutions Behavioral Health Services is conveniently located at 3120 N. Arizona Ave. Suite 103, Chandler, AZ. Additionally, Dr. Mazzei offers convenient and confidential online teenage counseling. You can reach a member of our staff at (480) 448-6755.