Is Online Therapy Right For Me?
Being a teenager is hard enough. Throw in a global pandemic and other social stressors and learning to cope can feel insurmountable. Whether you are a parent/guardian looking for support or you are a teen looking for someone besides your parents to talk to about how you feel, you are at the right place.
Many teens and adults I work with are struggling with feelings of worry, panic, anxiety or the opposite, sadness, hopelessness and feeling blah in life. I find that when we are stuck, it’s nearly impossible to find out how to feel better on our own. That’s where eTherapy can help.
Many teens and adults who do feel anxious or sad often turn to using alcohol or other drugs. It’s developmentally typical for teens to be curious and want to try things like alcohol, vaping, marijuana and even other drugs. However, when experimentation becomes use and use becomes abuse (or even dependence) cutting down or stopping can feel impossible. Why quit when using alcohol or drugs works so much better than anything else they’ve tried?
Many teens and adults who use substances tell me that they use them because it helps them relax from feeling anxious or takes their mind away from all their troubles. Some say they feel more social or can let their guard down more easily. What I do in therapy is offer kind and compassionate care while teaching and encouraging the use of healthier solutions to regulate emotions and communicate more effectively to those they love.
You don’t have to figure things out all on your own…a therapist like me who specializes in the mental health development of teens and young adults can help.
About Mary Swims
Mary Swims is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in her home state of Georgia. She has been working in the mental health and addiction field since 2016 after graduating from Columbia University in the City of New York. Mary has gained experience at various treatment settings and levels of care in Georgia, North Carolina, and New York City. She has worked with a range of ages but spent the last few years focusing on teens experiencing addiction and mental health issues.
Mary focuses on ages 13 and up with a history of addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, grief, stress, personality disorders, family therapy, attention disorders, increasing motivation, failure to launch in young adults, and finding a way to stay balanced and healthy in life and relationships. Her philosophical orientation is person-centered positive and solution-focused therapy. She uses a variety of interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as psychodynamic and existential approaches.
Mary is currently living in New York City and works at a major treatment center for those with addiction and mental health concerns. She recently decided to pursue another life goal and venture of beginning her online private practice. She joined Synergy E-Therapy in 2020 and is building her private practice.
AGES SEEN IN THERAPY:
Mary sees clients ages 13 years of age and older for therapy.
Mary sees individuals and families.
PRICING & FEES:
Mary is currently Out Of Network (Private Pay) in GA. Ask about receiving a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance.
Private Pay Fees:
30 Minute Session: $75.00
45 Minute Session: $100.00
60 Minute Session: $125.00