Therapy for Teens

I help teens process feelings and connect to healthier ways of and dealing with life's stressors.

Does your teenager seem disconnected or withdrawn?

Does your teen seem to be struggling with their appearance?

Is your teen struggling with bullying or feeling like they don't fit in?

Is excessive worry, anxiety, or feelings of anger keeping your teenager from living a joyful and fulfilled life?

Is your teen having problems at school or with their grades?

Has your teen been struggling to process changes in their mood, sleep patterns, weight, appetite, or friends?

Is your teen feeling a lack of interest in activities they used to like?

Is your family going through a big transition like a divorce or a move?

I am an experienced adolescent therapist based in Portland, Oregon, and working online with clients throughout all of Oregon and California.

If you have noticed any of the above questions arise, you may find individual therapy for your teen helpful. Adolescence is a time of many changes. Complications around identity, navigating social media, relationships, self-esteem issues, life transitions trying to fit in, and trying to find one's place in the world can be very overwhelming.


Therapy can help adolescents learn how to connect to their feelings and express them in healthy ways, rather than keeping them buried or turning to unhealthy methods of coping.

I help my adolescent clients navigate the changes in their lives by providing a safe place to process their feelings, talk through their challenges and connect to healthier, more adaptive ways of dealing with life's stressors.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember... the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

-Henry Ford

I help my clients get in touch with their inner resilience and strengths and learn what it is about themselves that makes them unique. Therapy is a process of self-discovery and figuring out one's place in the world. If you would like to learn more about what this work looks like, please schedule a free consultation.

I help my clients connect to a greater sense of purpose and authenticity, unlayered from the stories and labels life has placed upon them.

Compassion, curiosity and humor are the heart of my practice. I will help you rediscover your inner strength and resilience as we work towards greater insight and meaning.

Have additional questions about my practice?


Online therapy services are available to clients throughout Oregon and California

Remote therapy treatment by video call or telephone has proven to be a safe and effective way of addressing mental health needs. This option is always available to my clients.

"I have been to several therapists over the past 10 years and have made significantly more progress with Dacia than with anyone else."

"I finally feel stronger, healthier, and am actually very excited to enter into my next chapter with new knowledge about my past and patterns. You are a wonderful therapist!"

"When I first started working with Dacia, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. Dacia helped me connect to more self compassion and provided me with insight as to why my patterns kept occurring."

"I've been able to make so many positive changes in my life. Thanks for all that you do!"

"Dacia is nonjudgmental and will instantly make you feel welcomed and cared for...You couldn’t be in better hands than with her, so don’t wait any longer and take that next step today."

"Seeing Dacia was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. She helped me through a huge loss and life transition. She is also incredibly well-spoken and full of compassion."

"Literally can't say enough positive things about Dacia. She made me feel so completely valid and just respected as a human."

"I am currently seeing Dacia and have been making the investment in therapy for about 6 months now. I still have some work to do, but the changes in my life are undeniable. I would do this all over again in a heartbeat."

I look forward to meeting you.

Please feel free to explore my services and schedule a consultation if you would like to learn more about what our work together might look like.