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Able to be yourself 

mental health therapy to support teens 
"It's ok not to be okay, but it's not okay to stay that way"

Meet Trisha Graves

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #83008

I am so excited to meet you. Although being a teenager might have been long ago for me, I remember it well and know how difficult those years can be. I want to help you navigate these challenges you may face to allow you to live the life you always hoped to live. This is what has led me to work with adolescents between the ages of 12-20. I feel it is a privilege to have enough trust with a youth and for them to open up, speak freely. With no judgement or punishment our work together is to find alternative ways, healthy outlets and coping skills, to handle whatever it is they may be going through.


But who am I, I am native to the bay area of Northern California. I attended San Jose State University and received a master’s in Social Work. I have worked with severe mentally ill, drug and alcohol treatment, adolescents in crisis and have completed 5150 assessments concluding in safety plans or placed in a psychiatric hospital. I have also worked with youth with family conflict, depression, anxiety, having difficulty with school, especially with motivation or organization. My work with clients is focused on what they want to work on and what is most important to them. I use different types of treatment modality, although I primarily talk therapy.


I look forward to having an opportunity to work with you to allow you to have the freedom to be yourself while achieving what is best for you. Please contact me to get started.

Meet Trisha
Image by Igor Kasalovic


How therapy can help

Walking therapy 

talk while walking outdoors, opportunity to reduce stress, relieve tensions, clear the mind of intrusive thoughts while walking side by side rather than face to face or sitting

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy   (CBT)

psycho-social, talk therapy, intervention, that helps clients learn new ways to think and improve emotional regulation while developing coping strategies


delivery and facilitation of health related services via remote technology


excessive worrying or nervousness that becomes an overwhelming fear or dread, symptoms are too constant and intense which cause preoccupation, distraction and feeling of always needing to be on alert

Trauma response informed care

recognize the role trauma plays in ones life and support a youth to process their trauma and work through it 


reaction to loss, there can be several sources for a teen especially after a year of shelter in place

  Executive functioning   Life Skills

Prepare adolescents for life beyond living at home. Life skills curriculum, per UC Berkely include: time management, interview, job resume, self care, stress management, relationships  fitness/nutrition and money management.

Also work with:
safety crisis
(self harm and suicide)
family conflict
Severe mental illness
drug and alcohol recovery

persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest, can have effect on thought process, behavior, function and cause physical problems

Get started by:

contacting   me for a  free  15 minute consultation




San Jose Ca 

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