Becca Taft, MA, NCC 

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Adolescent Counseling 

Welcome to my website. I'm glad you're here. You may be visiting because you're feeling worried, stuck or alone with no idea what to do at this point. You may be at the end of your rope and know something needs to change. I can help. My experience and passion are in working with teens and young adults who are struggling  with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, and many other challenging issues.

 

My approach  to counseling helps clients learn healthy coping skills while also assisting them in making the connection between mind, body and spirit. Clients begin to notice and better understand the thoughts, feelings and core beliefs surrounding a  problem. Once this occurs, space is opened up and there is room for intentional and lasting  change and growth. 

As a mother of three children in a blended family that includes one young adult, one teenager, and one elementary school-age child, I can relate to the changes in physical, emotional, and social development that occur in adolescence. I can also relate to the anxiety, depression, and unhealthy coping skills these changes can set in motion. This real world experience combined with my degrees in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling allow me to offer clients a unique perspective, skill set, and understanding of the many challenging issues that face today's adolescents. 

I would love to get to know you and your teenager and would be honored to walk with you through the oftentimes messy journey toward young adulthood and independence. You don't have to do this alone. 

While I specialize in working with adolescents, I do enjoy working with adults too. Please call or email to see if I may be a good fit for you.

Services

- I am currently accepting new clients for both in-person & telehealth appointments. 

Modality 

- Individual Therapy

- Family Therapy 

Issues

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Self Esteem

- Body Image

- Relationships

- Life Transitions 

- Trauma

- Grief and Loss

- Sexual Abuse, Assault, Rape

- Crisis Action Planning/Safety

- Anger Management

- Drug and Alcohol Abuse

- Self Harm / Self-Mutilation

- Suicidal Ideation

- Behavioral Difficulties

- Academic Difficulties

- Bullying and Cyberbullying

- Divorce

- Blended Families/Stepfamilies

- Single Parenting

- Co-parenting

- Power Struggles

- Peer Pressure

- Mood Swings

- Motivation

- Assertiveness

- Setting Boundaries

- Coping Skills

- Impacts of COVID - 19

Fees 

- 15 minute phone consultation - free

- 50 minute session -$85.00 

- Sliding Scale available 

- Payment is due at the end of each session. I am a self-pay practice and I accept all major credit cards.

 

My Approach

 

More than anything else, I believe that people are resilient. I also believe that you are the expert on your life and that sometimes life can just get too overwhelming to handle alone. By being genuine, curious, open, accepting, and culturally humble, I meet my clients where they are and help them get where they want to go.  

While it can be very difficult to notice sometimes, most adolescents desire to achieve independence while still remaining close to family. Therapy may be a good option for teens coping with shifting family dynamics or when an issue arises that affects familial relations. 

 

Teens sometimes find the support of a therapist to be helpful during the transition from adolescence into adulthood, especially if they experience mental health concerns or other difficulties as they become accustomed to new expectations, roles, and responsibilities. 

My approach to counseling is practical, compassionate, down to earth, and strengths-based.  I work collaboratively with teens and families on their desired goals while simultaneously helping to rebuild connection and trust within the family. 

 

I encourage my clients to learn more about themselves and their worldview. My approach helps clients get to the root of what is causing their symptoms and affecting their functioning. I help clients see the many aspects that have informed and influenced their presenting problem.

Depending on your needs, my practice is informed by the

following evidence based treatment approaches:

- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

- Trauma Informed Therapy

- Attachment Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

- Solution Focused Brief Therapy

- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

- Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Credentials

- B.A. in Psychology, Texas A&M University

- M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College

- Certificate in Family & Relationship Therapy, Rollins College

- National Certified Counselor

 
 

Contact Me

Becca Taft, MA, NCC

407-385-0017

becca@parksideteentherapy.com

Corrine Drive Counseling Center

3222 Corrine Drive, Suite K

Orlando, FL 32803