Welcome to Mazzy Health

Mazzy Health was founded with a mission to help adolescents and young adults, aged 10 – 22, navigate mental health challenges and conditions safely and easily. Using telehealth services, Mazzy Health makes getting high-quality therapy via 1:1 sessions with qualified licensed therapists convenient for its young clients, as well as for their parents. A primary and innovative philosophy behind Mazzy’s treatment is to get well ahead of issues—in other words, we treat mental health using a proactive and preventive approach to avoid having small problems balloon into major crises. Think about your child’s physical health and how you teach them and support their use of preventive measures to avoid them getting a cold or a cavity. Similarly, regular mental health assessments and upkeep enable your child to recognize unfavorable emotions, such as stress and anxiety, at an early stage and establish effective coping mechanisms for persistent factors contributing to those symptoms.

Because adolescents and college-age youth are already accustomed to using online tools, Mazzy’s concierge approach to teletherapy is familiar ground for them. What is a concierge approach? Unlike some other teletherapy offerings, Mazzy Health offers a customized service that allows clients to choose their own therapists. This is critical because the young person seeking help has to feel a positive connection with the therapist, which leads to a trusting bond that facilitates the healing process. Our therapists take a holistic approach, which recognizes that each individual is unique and has their own set of circumstances, experiences, and challenges, and tailors the treatment plan accordingly. This may also involve working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, such as primary care physicians, to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to care.

All of Mazzy’s therapists are exclusively selected by the company’s Clinical Director, Susan White, PhD. Her strict selection criteria includes ensuring Mazzy therapists rely on science, and use only evidence-based therapy modalities with proven efficacy. Learn more about Dr. White and the rest of the team, including Shawn O’Connor, founder and CEO of Mazzy Health. Shawn earned his MBA from Harvard, as well as his law degree. He founded Mazzy with a personal and strong commitment to help today’s youth more effectively navigate issues they may face early on to avoid bigger problems as they enter adulthood. Meet the team and therapists behind Mazzy Health by clicking here.

Areas of Focus

We offer 1:1 psychotherapy, parent consultations, and live and on-demand workshops for the most common stressors faced by adolescents and young adults.

ADHD

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is aimed at changing negative thinking patterns and helping patients reframe their thoughts about themselves and their ADHD symptoms.

Working with a therapist can help with ADHD’s associated difficulties such procrastination and time management.

Our therapists can help correct unhealthy thought processes such as all-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralization, mind reading, fortune telling, magnification and minimization, “should” statements, and comparative thinking.

Alcohol / Drug Use

During adolescence and young adulthood, individuals often experiment with alcohol and drugs. While not everyone who experiments with substances will ultimately develop an addiction, studies have shown that most adults who have a substance use disorder began using before the age of 18 and developed the disorder by the age of 20.

Early interventions can be highly effective, particularly when using an approach that engages the parents as well as the child.

Anxiety

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged as the primary treatment for anxiety and has been supported by research showing CBT can be a successful treatment for anxiety in as little as 8 sessions, whether or not medication is included.

With the addition of academic support, Mazzy Health takes a fuller approach to reducing anxiety surrounding school.

Body Image Concerns

We help teens view their body in terms of health, check in on their consumption of media (including social media), help parents model positive body image and help teens to put value in domains other than physical appearance.

Negative body image is unfortunately tied to higher rates of eating disorders, depression, decreased self-esteem, and nutritional deficiency. Our therapists support teens in changing their outlook and improving their health.

Depression

Various types of psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy, can be useful in treating depression. Regular sessions can help teenagers and young adults…

— understand the causes of depression, identify and change unhealthy behaviors or thoughts;

— explore relationships and experiences;

— develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills;

— set achievable goals;

— regain happiness and control; and

— ease depression symptoms such as hopelessness and anger.

Family Problems

Frequently, parents and adolescents have differing opinions about various matters within their households. Engaging in therapy can be a beneficial approach to initiating communication between family members. The role of a therapist is to facilitate family members in expressing their emotions and identifying resolutions that will enable them to communicate productively.

Our therapists tailor their services according to the specific requirements of each family and seek to provide an impartial outlook that can assist teenagers in comprehending any beneficial adjustments to their behavior.

General Mental Health

Many of our adolescent clients come to us without a diagnosed mental disorder. For older children and adolescents, an evaluation and therapeutic intervention may be beneficial if the child demonstrates any of the following symptoms:

— loss of interest in activities they previously enjoyed
— decreased energy levels
— irregular sleep patterns
— social withdrawal
— excessive dieting or exercise
— self-harm behaviors
— substance abuse
— involvement in destructive behaviors
— suicidal ideation
— high levels of energy and activity with little sleep

LGBTQIA+

Has your child or adolescent revealed that they identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, or are they uncertain about their sexual orientation? Alternatively, do you suspect that they might be apprehensive about sharing their sexual orientation with you? Are you unsure of how to support your child or teen throughout this process, and do you desire to provide them with a secure environment to explore this topic?

We can assist you and your child or teenager in navigating this journey together by providing LGBT child and teen therapy. Despite society’s progress in embracing diversity and acceptance, there may still be negative perceptions associated with LGBT+ identities. As a parent, it is natural to feel anxious and concerned about your child’s future, particularly if they may encounter discrimination and non-acceptance.

Managing Stress

Adolescents have to handle various challenges such as academic pressure, social life, and physical changes while also developing their independence from parents. The teenage years can be more stressful because the brain undergoes hormonal changes that heighten responses to stress.

It is crucial for teenagers to learn healthy ways to cope with stress, as negative coping strategies can lead to depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. A recent study found that therapeutic interventions can enhance adolescents’ personal abilities and resources, their bond with primary caregivers, and the environmental factors that foster a sense of belonging, thus improving their resilience.

Neurodiversity Stressors

Our neurodiversity-affirming therapists approach their work from the perspective that autism, ADHD, dyslexia, TS, OCD, dyspraxia, and other related conditions are not issues that require fixing but are instead unique neurotypes with their own set of strengths, needs, and challenges. The neurodiversity movement moves away from the notion that brains that differ from the norm are “disordered.”

A therapist who is working on your mind and outlook must also understand the differences at work.

Social Anxiety

The most commonly used method for treating social anxiety disorder and anxiety disorders in general is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This approach is supported by evidence and typically has a short duration. CBT is effective because it focuses on setting realistic and measurable goals with patients in order to achieve specific results. When working with teens who have social anxiety, CBT addresses negative thoughts and unhealthy behaviors that can negatively affect their mood, such as thinking they are stupid or avoiding social situations.

By understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, CBT empowers teenagers to take control of their anxiety.

Social Media Overuse

Although social media addiction has been increasingly acknowledged as a genuine and identifiable condition in recent times, it is not officially recognized as a disorder in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Despite this, there are still various approaches available for treating social media addiction.

Our therapists use many of the available forms of therapy available to treat social media addiction, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Trauma / PTSD

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is a form of talk therapy that can be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other types of trauma. It involves working with a mental health therapist and participating in activities to learn coping strategies.

Early therapy after a traumatic event can be helpful for anyone, not just those with PTSD.

You’re in Trusted Hands

At Mazzy Health, Our Clinicians Employ Approaches Backed by Decades of Science and Designed to Fit Your Family’s Specific Situation.

Our Therapists Use Only Evidence-Based Modalities

Treatments may include…

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Accelerated Resolution Therapy
  • Functional and Structural Family Therapy
  • Parent Management Training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Organizational Skills Training

We Provide Three Core Supports

The Core of Mazzy Health is In Evidence-Based Online Therapy

• Our fully licensed therapists use only evidence-based approaches with proven effectiveness.

• Numerous studies demonstrate that today’s adolescents and young adults often prefer therapy sessions to take place online and that online support can be highly effective.

•  Click here to hear Dr. Susan White explain some of the clinical benefits of online therapy.

Join a Robust Community of Therapists, Academic Coaches, and Peers

• Adolescents and young adults receive weekly sessions with a fully licensed adolescent therapist and—because school is the leading cause of stress for this age group—also have 1:1 weekly meetings with an academic coach.

• Between sessions, your child can interact in a safe, moderated online community about topics of wellness and general interest.

• Through our platform, users can access a library of live and on-demand resources. Join a live study hall with a master teacher or prepare for homecoming with the former dance captain of Disney’s  The Lion King on Broadway.

Therapy is More Effective When Parents Are Involved

• Parents can join optional 1:1 monthly update meetings with their tween or teen’s therapist and academic coach.

• Join periodic live events with therapists and other parents to bolster your parenting toolkit.

• It takes a team to raise a child. We’re here for you every step of the way.

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it — here’s what our clients say:

“My therapist made me comfortable to open up and talk rather than sitting on a couch and awkwardly staring at her. Teresa’s presence is calming and welcoming, and I highly recommend her!”

Chloe

Dallas, TX

“Our family ADORES Rita and Luke. Rita helped my son develop the ability to build relationships, and Luke’s academic support built his understanding and confidence.”

Lorraine E.

Charlotte, NC

“I love these sessions!

Thanks for believing in me, and for all the support!!!”

Charlotte

Madison, CT

Cost & Info.

PRICING

Our monthly plans start at $125 / week (billed monthly) and include 1:1 weekly meetings with a fully licensed therapist, 1:1 weekly meetings with an academic coach, and full access to a robust community of evidence-based supports.

We offer additional plans for clients with higher needs that include longer and/or more frequent sessions.

INSURANCE

We are out of network for most insurance companies. With PPO insurance plans, while we are considered out-of-network providers, you may be reimbursed in full or in part. We can provide you with a monthly superbill to give to your insurer.

All major credit cards, HSA, and ACH are accepted.

TELETHERAPY

Our therapists offer virtual sessions. We use a secure HIPAA platform to conduct these video sessions which you can access on your computer, tablet or phone.

CANCELLATIONS

We require at least 24 hours advanced notice of cancellations.

Contact us

Reach out if you’d like to receive additional information, schedule a complimentary consultation, or jump right in to a first session.