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Teen & Adolescent Therapy in New Jersey at Love Play Grow


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Teen and adolescent years can be some of the most formative years of our lives.

It’s a time of self-exploration that is riddled with “firsts.” Our first crushes or romantic relationships. Our first tastes of autonomy or independence with milestones like driving or first jobs. Our first big achievements or accomplishments, like making the honors program or winning a competition.  

On the other end of the spectrum, this is when we experience many of life’s hardships for the first time. It could be the first time we lose someone we care about, like a grandparent. The first time we feel isolation or self-doubt, with challenges like bullying or body-image issues. The first time we feel real stress or pressure as we balance school, homework, extracurriculars, and relationships. 


Change is difficult to navigate at any age, but especially in our formative years. Teen therapy can help to navigate these transitions while building healthy coping skills and a stronger sense of self. 

Teen Therapy and Adolescent Therapy services are designed to support young people, ages 12-18, as they navigate a world full of near-constant change, challenges, and new experiences.

What is Teen & Adolescent Therapy in New Jersey?

We believe that any young person could benefit from teen and adolescent therapy, but it’s especially helpful if your teen is navigating challenges such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem and self-image issues
  • Anger management or behavior problems
  • Substance abuse and addition
  • Family conflict and relationship issues
  • Peer pressure and social skills
  • Academic and school-related stress
  • ADHD
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders and body-image issues
  • Identity issues related to sexual orientation or gender
  • And more!

If your teen has expressed that they are struggling in any of these areas, or if you and your child are simply interested in increasing their confidence and resilience, teen and adolescent therapy can support you.

Child and Family Therapy Services in New Jersey


At Love Play Grow, it is our goal to provide quality, compassionate care for kids, teens and adolescents, adults, and families. and enrich their lives with the skills they need to love, play, and grow into their best selves.

How can Teen & Adolescent Therapy help?

Some common benefits of teen therapy are:

Navigating Challenges

Young people are navigating challenges like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma every day. Without the right support, reflection, or skills, these challenges can inhibit social, academic, and personal fulfillment.

Teen and Adolescent Therapy can provide a supportive and safe environment to get to the root of these challenges and build coping skills and strategies for daily life.

Increasing Self-Esteem

Our adolescent and teenage years are extremely impressionable times in our lives – and with the increasing presence of social media in kids’ lives, it can be difficult to find a strong sense of self and not get lost in the comparison game. 

Teen and Adolescent Therapy uses tools like mindfulness, positive psychology, and CBT to help young people identify the unhelpful thoughts they are having about themselves, unpack their own values and interests, and create outlets for peace amid the noise of their day-to-day lives.

Improving Relationships

Young people are learning how to navigate friendships, romantic relationships, and ever-changing relationships with their siblings and parents as they grow and learn who they are. 

Teen and Adolescent Therapy can help them to hone their communication skills, recognize their needs and those of others, and instill a strong sense of self-worth that will ultimately help strengthen relationships throughout their lives.

Coping with Change

Teens are dealing with change every minute of every day. Their bodies are changing, their relationships are changing, their workloads and responsibilities are changing. Throw in common stressors and changes like divorce, death, or moving, and it becomes clear why young people could benefit from support as they navigate these ebbs and flows. 

Teen and Adolescent Therapy helps to build resilience and teach healthy coping mechanisms that create a strong foundation for mental health as they transition into adulthood.

The Core Treatment Areas & Life Experiences We Support

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Treatment Areas

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Attention Challenges
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Social Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Behavioral Support
  • Autism
  • Life Transitions
  • Developmental Delays
  • Parenting Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Fitting In
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Learning and Developmental Differences
  • and more...

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"We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Love Play Grow to anyone in need.

They are the best child therapists we could have asked for. Our needs were fully met and our expectations have been exceeded."

Jessica, LPG Client

the LOVE PLAY GROW Approach


We start by recognizing and celebrating the inherent strengths within each individual and family. Our therapists observe and identify the positive attributes, talents, and coping mechanisms that are already present.


Acknowledge and address challenges and weaknesses in a supportive and non-judgmental manner by creating a safe space for children and families to express their concerns and vulnerabilities.

Build SKILLS where it's HELPFUL

We work collaboratively with children and families to develop and enhance coping mechanisms, communication skills, and emotional regulation tools based on strengths & challenges.

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Schedule Get Started Call

15-20 min call to learn more about which service(s) would be best for you & your family.

Attend Initial Sessions

Teen & Adolescent Therapy starts with an initial meeting, where we get to know you and your child (if that’s the case) and establish treatment goals.

Following Sessions

Following sessions will involve meeting one-on-one with the client and may include caregivers or family members as needed. Sessions are generally scheduled weekly and last between 30 minutes to an hour.

Teen & Adolescent Therapy in New Jersey at Love Play Grow

We offer Teen & Adolescent Therapy to teens and young adults living in New Jersey, including Wayne, Pequannock, Pompton Plains, Oakland, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Ridgewood, Kinnelon, Montville, and other nearby areas.

Each individual has a different story, so not all therapy sessions are alike. We honor your uniqueness by providing treatment tailored to your needs or the needs of your loved one.

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Love Play Grow is a HOLISTIC PLAY THERAPY and Professional Counseling Boutique for Kids, Teens, Adolescents, Adults, & Families in New Jersey

Expert care and guidance for ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral issues, parenting issues, divorce, sibling issues, etc. Love Play Grow is where love and play, nurture growth, through every stage of life.

Not sure if play therapy or professional counseling is best for you or your family? We have a Get Started Call for that.

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Do you accept insurance?

Love Play Grow is an out-of-network provider and private pay practice. As a private pay practice we do not directly bill insurance for therapy sessions. However, we can happily provide superbills for you to submit to your insurer for potential reimbursement and/or application toward your deductible if needed. 

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What should be expected during the initial session?

The first session is for parents/caregivers only and is an information-gathering session.

The initial session is where the therapist you’ll be working with will gather lots of background information about your child and family.

Things like family history, child developmental history, and background. It’s also your chance to ask the therapist any questions.

*Parent sessions MUST be done with BOTH parents if both are alive and involved in the child, teen, or young adult's life. We understand getting two parents in the room at the same time is very difficult and are flexible in meeting virtually or in our office. Children CANNOT attend these parent sessions.

The Initial Intake Session is just for whoever has custody of the child, teen, or young adult.

What are sessions like after the initial session?

New client onboarding consists of four sessions in order to determine the best treatment plan.

The second and third sessions are for your child and we refer to them as assessment and diagnosis sessions. What the therapist is really doing is looking for strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a treatment plan.

The fourth session is a parent follow-up session where the therapist will discuss with you what they believe is occurring, what they think would be helpful, and how they would recommend moving forward.

Every child, teen and adolescent, adult and family are different, so sometimes children are seen individually, sometimes they’re seen with their parents, or sometimes they’re seen in groups, it all depends on what we see in the new client onboarding sessions.

What ages do you work with?

We work with kids, teens and adolescents, adults, and families across the lifespan, ages 3+ for everything from ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, behavioral concerns, parenting issues, divorce, sibling issues, etc.

What will the duration of therapy be?

Your therapist will discuss with you at the fourth session, Parent Follow-Up, what they recommend in terms of frequency and duration of treatment.

How long are sessions?

All sessions are 45-50 minutes long, and at the beginning of our relationship will often occur once weekly.

Once progress has been made, we will consult you to determine collaboratively if a decision to reduce session frequency is beneficial.

Any decisions made involving scheduling will be made with you, with the understanding that your time is precious.

Do we offer evening hours?

Yes, because we work with children, teens and adolescents, and families we primarily work evening hours.

However, there are only so many after-school hours in a week. We do our best to accommodate everyone’s schedules but it can be challenging. We do have therapists who offer weekend hours as well.

Get Started with Play Therapy & Professional Counseling

Book a Get Started Call

Schedule a 15-minute Get Started Call to learn more about which service(s) would be best for you and your family.

Get Familiar with Our Process

During your get started call, we will answer questions, review our process, and schedule the initial sessions.

Attend the Initial Sessions

Your therapist will get to know you and your family and offer a supportive plan to help you and your family reach your goals.