Danielle Mercer, MSW, LCSW

therapy for teenage girls

Hello, My name is Danielle.  I specialize in providing therapy for teenage girls.

Are you having difficulties connecting with your daughter? Does she appear withdrawn, anxious, depressed, agitated, or simply angry? Has she been exposed to or participate in bullying? Maybe she has experienced trauma and feels lost, confused, or alone? Does she express suicidal thoughts or urges to self-harm?

Adolescence is a crucial developmental stage where teens are beginning to search for their identity, often leaning on their friends and sometimes branching away from the family. It is normal to want support or guidance during this impressionable time of their lives. If you and your daughter are willing to take a journey towards self-discovery or a path to strengthen your relationship, I am here to help. Starting therapy and finding the right therapist can be scary. My goal is to provide a sense of safety in order to build a genuine connection with you and your child. My engaging, interactive, and nurturing approach provides a non-threatening setting to begin the healing process.

I provide therapy for teenage girls that are experiencing depression, anxiety, and self-harm.  Together, we create an environment that is safe, relational, and therapeutic.  The process begins by identifying the most important issues to address, we then develop goals to be accomplished, followed by the use of proven strategies to reach those goals.  Connection and relationship are restored as your daughter experiences, the confidence, skills, and support to overcome life challenges.

I have spent eight years of practice devoted to working with female teenagers and their families. I have experience working in residential, outpatient, and school based settings providing individual and family therapy through a relationship-based approach. I am trained in multiple models addressing attachment, trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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If you would like more information about counseling for your daughter call to schedule an appointment at 217-231-1413.

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