teen therapy

Working with teenagers is a true passion of mine. Teens are at such an influential stage of their lives, their brains are rapidly developing, and they are full of impulse, risk, yearning, creativity, and awareness. The pressure that teens today endure is vast, which makes their need for connection and support even greater.


Teens go through each day being told what to do by all of the adults in their lives: parents, teachers, authority figures, friends' parents, coaches, and more. Therapy provides a place for a teen to get to call all of the shots and not have to worry about making mistakes. With me, teens get to be themselves and not get judged for it. I provide a fun, creative, humorous, and safe atmosphere for teens to share anything they'd like to.


It can be extremely scary to talk to a stranger, so I try my best to accommodate the needs of each teen and work collaboratively with them to make sure they get what THEY want out of each session. 

Sometimes teens just want someone to "believe" them at their word and see them clearly. I'm here to do that. 

I work with teens of all sexual and gender identities. Everyone is welcome.

Some common presenting problems I work with:

  • High Sensitivity or issues with emotional regulation

  • Anger and irritability

  • Feelings of not belonging, isolation, loneliness

  • ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Hyperactive nature

  • Struggle with organization, motivation and drive

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Depressive or suicidal thoughts

  • Family conflict

  • Academic or athletic pressure

  • Transitions from middle school to high school or high school to college

  • Dating and relationships

Austin Counseling Center

1000 Westbank Drive Ste 6-250

Austin, Texas 78746

Email: shira@shiraklazmer.com

Phone: 512-364-0167

Shira Klazmer, LPC Associate

Texas License #83430

Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S

Texas License #66202

Jill Praisner, LPC-S can be reached via email at jill@jillcounseling.com

Any grievance should be in written form and addressed to:

Executive Director

Austin Counseling Center

1000 Westbank Drive, Suite 6-250

Austin, Texas 78746

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct committed by marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists, psychological associates, social workers, and licensed specialists in school psychology. Although not every complaint against or dispute with a licensee involves professional misconduct, the Executive Council will provide you with information about how to file a complaint. Please call 1-800-821-3205 for more information.

© 2020 Shira Klazmer. 

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