Teen Counseling & Therapy in Las Vegas & Summerlin

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Ugh, being a teenager is rough. There’s so much pressure from so many different angles: parents, coaches, friends, boys, church leaders, and an enormous amount of pressure they put on themselves. In the midst of new and fluctuating hormones and emotions, they’re also trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be.

At the same time, their peers are going through the same issues so either they are feeling too insecure to talk openly and vulnerably about what’s going on, or they have well-meaning, but misguided advice. Parents usually have great advice, but it’s hard for teens to open up to them. They are worried about a lecture, an “I told you so”, getting in trouble/having consequences, feeling judged, disappointing parents, and other negative worries. And that’s the real value in teen counseling, it gives them someone to truly open up to!

It takes courage to grow and become who you really are

Why Put Your Teenage Daughter or Son in Counseling?

The awesome benefit of therapy is that they don’t have to worry about any of those things when they talk to me. I’m not going to be disappointed, judge, lecture or give consequences. I’m emotionally removed enough to listen, validate and problem-solve in a meaningful way.

I get to be this voice that echoes all the things you would say and would want for your kids, but they can actually hear me because I’m not their mom and I’m cool. So if they have a dumb boy that’s treating them poorly, I can relate to them and help them learn to hold boundaries. Or if they’re being rude at home I can validate why they lash out but gently help them realize that it doesn’t actually work for them.

My biggest advantage in counseling with teenaged girls is that with so many of the things they’re going through, I can totally relate. It wasn’t all that long ago that I was a teenager and I remember what it was like. By all accounts, I really did have a very charmed life and on the outside my teenage years looked pretty perfect: I got great grades, I was a starter on my soccer team, I took tons of AP classes, I barely rebelled or fought with my parents…but there was still a ton brewing under the surface that was tough to navigate on my own, and which I think EVERY teenaged girl is dealing with:
-I had friends that cut and self-harmed
-friends who attempted suicide or contemplated suicide regularly
-friends that questioned their sexual orientation
-friends who were having sex and had pregnancy scares
-friends that smoked, drank, did drugs and stole things
-I had boys who groped me and gave me unwanted sexual attention/said uncomfortable things (thank goodness we didn’t have snapchat and phones with cameras back then. Unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee someone has asked your daughter for “nudes”)
-I had petty high school drama (again, social media makes high school drama 1000 times worse than it used to be)
-I wrestled with insecurities, feelings of inadequacy and mounting pressure in sports and academics
-AND I trudged through all of that, found myself and created this amazing life. I went to college, had the time of my life (but also got good grades), I did a million study abroads and travelled everywhere, I married a super great guy, I have adorable children, and I have a career that I absolutely love.

I’m not saying this to brag. I’m truly not. My only point is that I can totally remember the hard parts of being a teenager and all the uncertainty, insecurities, ambiguity, and fears of inadequacy or not fitting in. But I made it out in this super awesome, fulfilling, empowering way. I can help them navigate the crap and make it out unscathed to create their dream future.

Helping teens choose happiness

What is Teen Counseling Like?

A lot of what we’ll do, in our Las Vegas practice, is just process what’s going on in their lives. We’ll talk about friend drama, boy drama, school drama, and fights with you. Teen counseling truly can become an outlet for healing, empathy, and growth for your daughter or son!

But I’ll also teach them specific skills to deal with things like depression, anxiety and negative self-talk. I’ll also instill important life-long lessons like self-respect, self-worth, setting boundaries, interpersonal effectiveness, and how to find yourself and build a great future.

Benefits of Teenage Counseling

Increased Self-Love & Worth
Improved Behavior & Mood
Lowering of Anxiety
Less Acting Out & Anger
Increased Self-Confidence

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Ready to learn more about counseling for your teenage daughter or son? Let’s schedule a free consultation. We serve teens in the Las Vegas & Summerlin areas!

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Meet our Team of Therapists

Chrissy lawler therapist in las vegas

Hi, I’m Christine Lawler.

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and I’ve been practicing therapy for almost 15 years. I have an amazing husband who I’ve been married to for 14 years, and we’ve got four darling little girls.
 
I love this work! Change and healing are possible, and it’s so rewarding to be in this process with you. Wherever you are feeling stuck, we can target it and find breakthroughs to make your life, your relationships, and your mental health meaningfully better. You deserve to be thriving.
 
I graduated from the #1 Marriage and Family Therapy program in the country. I can confidently report that my education was top notch and I am committed to providing the best possible mental health treatment available. Unfortunately, unskilled and under-educated therapists can do more harm than good and often clients have no way of discerning. Because of this, I have thrown myself into reading and taking continuing education courses from the leaders in the field. You’re in good hands– let’s dive in!
Leslie frederick therapist in las vegas | The Peaceful Mind Counseling Center

Hi, I’m Leslie Frederick.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have long had a passion for helping and serving others.

I began my career as a social worker for a local hospice.  I found great purpose in helping families navigate the unpredictable twists and turns that undoubtedly come along with the end of life for their loved ones.  After many years in hospice, I transitioned to a medical social work position in a hospital, which then led me to a Clinical Social Work Intern position in an inpatient psych hospital.  During this time, I enjoyed working with a range of individuals and families.  The vast array of cases I encountered in the hospital allowed me to gain the experience and skills needed to serve a multitude of clients.  I enjoy working with clients of all ages and believe in meeting a client where they are at in order to tailor treatment to meet their individualized needs and work towards their specific goals.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Social Work from UNLV. I am originally from Northwest Indiana and have lived in Las Vegas for over ten years with my husband and our three children. We love living out west and enjoy spending time traveling and exploring our neighboring states.

christopher adams lcsw headshot | The Peaceful Mind Counseling Center

Hi, I’m Christopher Adams.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with nearly 30 years of experience serving children, adolescents, and adults confronting various mental/behavioral health concerns, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress management, adjustment, and relationship challenges.
 
I hold graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Social Work and have certification as a brain injury specialist (CBIS) and an ordainment as a Christian Minister. I can meet your needs, whether clinical or spiritual. I am an adept clinician with great success giving special attention to fostering health and wellness through therapeutic relationships, exploration, and promoting personal responsibility.
 
Whether you are an individual or a couple needing psychological and social intervention or Christian counseling, I’m here to support you and work with you to find the peace and stability you seek.
aryn miller cpc | The Peaceful Mind Counseling Center

Hi, I’m Aryn Miller.

I am a Certified Professional Counselor (CPC) licensed to practice in Ohio and Nevada.

I specialize in working with clients throughout pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. The journey into motherhood is one of the most significant biological and psychological transitions that humans face. Yet, society tells us it should be the most exciting and wonderful time of our lives. It’s okay if this is not your experience. I’m here to help you navigate this new normal and find yourself again. I have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stetson University and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton.

I offer telehealth sessions in both Nevada and Ohio. You already have enough on your plate – no need to worry about securing childcare and all the logistics of in-office sessions. Grab a coffee and a comfy spot, and let’s get started!

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Hi, I’m Kim Boschee.

I’ve been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2005. Originally from the Midwest, I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology/English Literature at Illinois Wesleyan University and then finished my graduate studies in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University. I moved to Las Vegas in 2002 to complete my graduate internship, and liked it here so much, I decided to stay!

Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, therapy is a transformative way to safely sort through these emotions. Together, we will create an action plan to promote a sense of empowerment in your life, generating improved well-being as well as sustainable changes. If doing less isn’t an option, then let’s do better.

I love working with couples, families, individuals, and adolescents from the lenses of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), and the Gottman Method. My career began in the government sector and has included both agency and nonprofit arenas. Currently, I work with clients in a variety of stressful, demanding career fields including medicine/healthcare, business leadership, academia, and financial planning.

Outside of the office, you’ll find me in the mountains or on the golf course; I’ve been a member of Red Rock Search and Rescue since 2020 and am the (very proud!) mom to a competitive junior golfer. I believe in a holistic approach to life and work to weave this mindset in all areas of my life.

cassandra bohnett headshot | The Peaceful Mind Counseling Center

Hi, I’m Cassandra Bohnett.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the field of mental health since 2007. Over the years, I have had the privilege of serving people and families from all ages in a variety of roles and settings. My mission to is create a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

I received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado and a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. I am a certified EMDR therapist with specialized training in attachment-based therapy, ego state therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. I specialize in treating trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, and relational issues through an attachment-focused lens. Whether you’re struggling with unresolved childhood trauma, navigating challenging relationships, or seeking to cultivate greater self-awareness and resilience, I am here to support you every step of the way.

When I’m not in the therapy room, I enjoy hiking and exploring the outdoors with my two dogs. I believe in the importance of self-care and balance, and I strive to incorporate these values into my personal and professional life.

The Peaceful Mind Counseling Center Las Vegas

Our office is located at:

3455 Cliff Shadows Pkwy Suite 220

Las Vegas, Nevada 89129

We’re located inside of The Cliffs Professional Center just off I-215 off the Cliff Shadows exit.

Phone Number: (702) 766-9063

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