Therapy for Teens in Footscray

Issues with friends or family….stressed out at school…hormonal & body changes…. the list goes on. Adolescence can be really tough, messy and complicated. Sometimes we need some extra support to get through some difficult or challenging times. There is no shame in seeking support.


In fact it takes courage to challenge your experiences and see how you can better understand yourself and feel more confident. Whether it be bullying , exam stress, anxiety, issues with friends and relationships or trouble at home, we are here to help you better understand and deal with your feelings and the part you can play.

Supporting Teen Mental Health at The Therapy Hub

At The Therapy Hub, we offer counselling and psychology support in Footscray and online for teens. 

Navigating the teenage years can be challenging for both teens and their families. We understand these challenges and provide specialised therapeutic support to help teens thrive. 

Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care tailored to the unique needs of adolescents.

We provide a confidential space for you to talk about some of the difficult things going on in your life, and help you solve them.The goal of therapy is to help you talk through your problems, identify issues that are contributing to your anxiety or stress and identify positive personal strengths. So you can feel more confident and positive.

Why Choose The Therapy Hub for Teen Therapy?

Expertise in Adolescent Mental Health

Our therapists at The Therapy Hub are skilled in addressing the specific mental health needs of teenagers. We are experienced in treating and supporting teens with a wide range of issues and concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and self-harm. Our approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, ensuring that your teen receives the most effective care possible.

Safe and Supportive Environment

We provide a safe, non-judgmental space where teens can express themselves freely. Our therapists build trusting relationships with their clients, creating an environment where teens feel heard and understood. Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance is crucial for effective therapy. We use art, games, go for walk, play games and other creative ways to make therapy feel safe, fun and engaging. 

Issues We Address

Here are some of the common issues we regularly come across in our practice:

Issues at School

  • Problems with socialising with peers
  • Bullying or isolation on the playground
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing, affecting learning
  • Other learning difficulties
  • Behaviours in the classroom that don’t happen at home
  • Study pressure and anxiety

Problems at Home

  • Withdrawing from the family
  • Conflicts with siblings
  • Defiance and refusal to follow instructions from parents or guardians
  • Changes in family dynamics (e.g., separation, new baby)
  • Family violence, trauma

Mental and Physical Health

  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • Difficulty with concentration, insight, attention span
  • Lack of motivation affecting daily activities
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in food and eating
  • Self-esteem and confidence issues
  • Physical illness or disability impacting functioning

Teenage Specific Issues

  • School refusal or School can’t
  • Behaviours at school
  • Navigating career and study options
  • Cyberbullying, peer pressure
  • Friendship issue
  • Questions around sexuality or gender identity

What we can help with

Depression & anxiety

Gender and sexuality support / questions 

Having a tough time going to school 

Relationship breakup

Parents separating or divorcing

Fitting in, self-esteem, confidence

PTSD/ trauma

Transitions to university

ASD support

Social skills

Difficulty with concentration

Physical illness or disability

Comprehensive Services for Teens

Our services are designed to address various aspects of teen mental health, including:

  • Individual Therapy: One-on-one sessions focusing on the teen’s specific needs and goals.
  • Family Therapy: Helping families improve communication and resolve conflicts.
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT): An evidence-based approach to help teens manage their thoughts and behaviours.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): Effective for processing trauma and reducing its impact on daily life.

Tailored Therapeutic Approaches

Every teen is unique, and so is our approach to therapy. We customise our therapeutic strategies to meet the individual needs of each adolescent. Whether it’s addressing school-related stress, social issues, or family dynamics, we work collaboratively with teens and their families to develop personalised treatment plans.

Support We Offer

At The Therapy Hub, we offer therapy for teens dealing with a variety of mental health issues, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety: Helping teens manage symptoms of anxiety, including social anxiety, generalised anxiety, and panic attacks.
  • Depression: Providing support and strategies to cope with depressive symptoms and improve overall mood.
  • ADHD: Assisting teens with ADHD in developing organisational skills, focus, and confidence.
  • Autism: Support understanding their neurotype and build confidence and self esteem.
  • Trauma and PTSD: Using therapies like EMDR Therapy to help teens process traumatic experiences and reduce their impact.
  • Self-Harm: Providing support to address self-harming behaviours.
  • Self-Esteem and Body Image: Supporting teens in building a positive self-image and healthy self-esteem.

Our Approach to Teen Therapy

If your teen is experiencing any of these issues, our Child Counselling and Teenage Counselling services are here to help. We are happy to have a conversation over the phone or meet with you for an initial appointment.

Assessment and Personalised Treatment Plans

Our process begins with a thorough assessment to understand the teen’s mental health needs and challenges. This assessment informs the development of a personalised treatment plan that aligns with the teen’s goals and preferences. We involve both the teen and their family in this process to ensure a holistic approach to care.

Collaborative and Empowering Therapy

We believe in empowering teens by involving them actively in their therapy. Our therapists use a collaborative approach, encouraging teens to take ownership of their mental health journey. We provide them with the tools and strategies they need to cope with challenges and build resilience.

Integrating Family Support

Family support is a critical component of our teen therapy services. We work with families to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen family bonds. By involving family in the therapeutic process, we create a supportive network that reinforces the teen’s progress.

Conveniently Located in Footscray

The Therapy Hub is conveniently located in Footscray, making it easy for teens and their families in the surrounding areas to access our services. Our modern, comfortable facility is designed to provide a welcoming atmosphere where teens can feel at ease. If you can’t make it in you can attend online from anywhere in Australia. 

Get Started Today

If you are seeking therapy for teens in Footscray, look no further than The Therapy Hub. Our dedicated team is here to support your teen through the challenges they face and help them achieve their full potential. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and take the first step towards better mental health for your teen.

There is no one complete list of issues that teens come across, but you can see how all these things can build up overtime, especially if you don’t feel that you can talk about your worries or thoughts openly with anyone.

The Therapy Hub is here to help you express your thoughts and feelings and cope better with the change or issues you are facing.This one is not a complete list of issues that teens come across, but you can see how all these things can build up overtime, especially if you don’t feel that you can talk about you worries or thoughts openly with anyone. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say but it often makes it worse if we choose not to talk at all. The Therapy Hub is here to help you express your thoughts and feelings and cope better with the change or issues you are facing.

Is counselling confidential?

YES! Teen counsellors are very passionate about working with young people. They keep what you say private and confidential. This means they don’t tell your parents , teachers or anyone else what you say with out your permission. Counsellors work to a strict Code of Ethics which means they must inform you of the limits of confidentiality and then stick to these rules. Everything you say is kept confidential to the counselling service unless there is clear evidence that you or someone else may be at risk. We can share things with your permission to your family or school.


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