Several of our clinicians Mrs. Castaneda, Mrs. Gutierrez, Ms. Abdul, Mrs. Evans, and Ms. Coskun have backgrounds in Law Enforcement and specifically the Juvenile Justice system. At Chances MFC, we understand the unique challenges of the adolescent years. The pressures and constant challenges placed on teens today are unlike anything seen in the past, and we provide a space for mindful reflection, growth, and positive change. Our therapists are trained and experienced in working with teens who are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship or family concerns, and other mental health concerns. We often hear from parents and teens that our therapists are easy to talk to and are able to naturally connect with their clients, even those who are less open to coming to therapy. Additionally, parents appreciate the opportunity for their teens to connect with positive, ethical, and caring professionals. In providing therapy for teens, we build a safe and confidential relationship in order for change to take place. Parent involvement depends on age, desire of the teen, and level of danger, but in general, we keep information shared in session private in order to build trust between our teen clients and their therapist. Teen therapy is a judgment-free zone, which can sometimes be very different than what adolescents experience in almost every other part of their life, such as at school, home, and in their friendships.