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Online Mental Health Services for Adolescents   

Adolescence is a period filled with significant development, exploration of self, and change. Teenagers navigate academics, athletics, employment, and romantic and platonic relationships while the onset of puberty brings about a storm of feelings. At Evolve, we recognize the hurdles adolescents face and are dedicated to offering the necessary mental health resources, support, and direction for their recovery.

Online Mental Health Services for Teens & Adolescents   

What We Treat:

We treat adolescents ages 12-17 struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders. In many cases, we treat adolescents with one or the other. However, we’re also a dual diagnosis treatment center, which means our clinicians have the training, expertise, and experience required to treat and support adolescents with both.

Here are some of the issues we see most often in our adolescent clients:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation and behaviors
  • PTSD/trauma
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Disordered eating
  • Mood dysregulation (difficulty coping with intense emotions, moods that go up and down throughout the day)
  • Psychosis
  • Behavioral dysregulation (impulsivity, rule-breaking, etc.)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
Staying Home for Treatment

Staying Home for Treatment

Many adolescents struggle with mental health or substance use disorders—but not everyone has the luxury of being able to leave home for treatment. Whether for financial, logistical, or physical reasons, some teens aren’t able to make it to a treatment center. That’s why Evolve provides specialized online  mental health support for teens, addressing their unique challenges and promoting well-being.

The Benefits of Online Services

While you may have heard more about an in-person treatment model, virtual care services can be equally effective. Here are a few benefits of online therapy services:

Convenience: 

Access therapy and support from professional counselors from the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for travel and saving time.

Accessibility:

Reach professionals regardless of location, particularly beneficial for those in remote areas or with limited mobility.

Privacy:

Enjoy confidential sessions in a familiar environment, reducing potential stigma associated with visiting a mental health professional at a physical clinic.

Flexibility: 

Schedule appointments at times that suit your schedule, accommodating school, work, or other commitments.

Consistent Support: 

Stay connected to your online therapy provider, even during challenging times or disruptions, ensuring continuity of care and support.

Insurance Coverage for Online Mental Health Treatment

Insurance Accepted​

Evolve works with most private insurance companies on an in-network and out-of-network basis. We talk to your insurance provider and advocate for you to maximize your benefits at every level of care.

We do not accept Medi-Cal or Medicaid.
We are in-network with:

Don’t see your provider?

Don’t worry, we work with most private insurance companies!

Getting Online Mental Health Care at Evolve

Accessing virtual care from Evolve involves several key steps designed to ensure that adolescents receive the personalized and effective mental health crisis support they need in a convenient and accessible way. Here’s a general overview of the process:

Initial Contact:

Reaching Out: Contact is through our website, email, or phone. 

Preliminary Assessment: The first point of contact will likely involve a preliminary assessment to understand the teen’s needs and whether the center’s services are a good fit.

Intake Assessment:

Detailed Evaluation: A comprehensive assessment is conducted, often via a secure video call. This may involve the teen, parents or guardians, and a professional. The goal is to understand the teen’s specific challenges.

Setting Goals: Based on the assessment, goals for the teen’s treatment and recovery are established.

Treatment Plan Development:

Customized Plan: The treatment center will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include therapy sessions, group support, educational programs, and other relevant interventions, all delivered virtually.

Consent and Paperwork: Before starting, necessary consent forms and paperwork will need to be completed, often electronically.

Starting Treatment:

Scheduling Sessions: Appointments for therapy and other sessions are scheduled at convenient times. Virtual care provides flexibility, allowing for adjustments to fit the teen’s and family’s schedule.

Accessing Care: Sessions are conducted through secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platforms. Teens will need a private, quiet space and a device with internet access for their sessions.

Ongoing Support and Adjustment:

Regular Check-ins: The treatment plan includes regular check-ins to monitor progress, adjust treatments as necessary, and provide continuous support.

Parental Involvement: Parents or guardians may be involved in certain aspects of the mental health treatment itself, such as family therapy sessions or educational programs to better support the teen.

Transition or Completion:

Evaluating Progress: As the teen makes progress, the treatment plan will be evaluated to determine next steps, which could include a gradual reduction in sessions or preparing for treatment completion.

Aftercare Planning: The center will provide guidance on maintaining improvements and planning for any necessary ongoing support.

Throughout this process, the focus is on providing teens with accessible, effective, and confidential care tailored to their unique needs, helping them navigate the challenges of adolescence with professional support.

FAQs about Online Mental Health for Teens

Virtual therapy, psychiatric services, group traditional therapy,, educational support, health and human services, and more are available to be tailored to teens’ needs.

Studies show that virtual therapy services for teens can be just as effective as traditional in person therapy in-person, offering convenience and accessibility.

Yes, online therapy sessions adhere to strict confidentiality standards, ensuring privacy and trust between teens and their online therapists.

Yes, parents can be involved in family therapy sessions, online counseling, and consultations with licensed therapists, to support their teen’s therapy journey.

Teens can access online therapy through secure online platforms using computers, smartphones, tablets, or live video sessions from the comfort of their homes.

Therapists are trained to handle crisis situations during online sessions and can provide support and guidance, including connecting teens with emergency services if needed.

Many health insurance plans cover virtual services for teens, but coverage varies. Contact your insurance provider for details.

Yes, board-certified psychiatrists provide medication management and online therapy services through secure platforms for teens who require pharmacological interventions.

Online therapy services can benefit many teens, but the suitability of online therapy services depends on individual preferences, needs, and circumstances.

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