Dr. Joseph Graybill, Ph.D.
2248 Broadway, New York, NY 10024


Does your teen appeared troubled but won’t communicate with you? Do they seem more on edge and losing interest in their favorite activities? Perhaps they appear isolated from their friends and somehow different? 

It may be hard to identify what is going on, but you know that something is off. You may have tried to communicate with them, even adjusting your normal communication style, but you feel shut out. When you try again, your teen gets angry and an argument ensues. You fear that they may be at risk for engage in risky behavior. You are worried. 

A parent’s biggest challenge is when they feel in the dark as to their teen’s wellness. The unknowing of their teen’s emotional wellness is what most parents fear the most. 

Self-isolating behaviors, anger, loss of interest in their favorite activities could be warning signs of anxiety and depression. These emotional difficulties may lead to school refusal, drug and alcohol use and self-harm. 

Need Help?

Now is the time to connect with an experienced psychologist who can help your teen thrive despite adversity.

On the other hand, you may be a teen who feels misunderstood.

You are struggling to convince your parents not to worry and to respect your independence. They don’t seem to listen. It might seem like your parents don’t understand your life and you are being blamed for family arguments. 

Your grades might have slipped. Your parents and teachers may seem overly critical of your efforts. The pressures of balancing your social life and grades seems more difficult than it used to be.

Fortunately, support is available to help you take control of your life, again confidence, and master the stress from school, parents and your social life.

If you or your teen is experiencing emotional difficulties, you are not alone. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that:

  • 6 million children in The United Sates have been diagnosed with ADHD.
  • 5.8 million have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
  • 15% of adolescents have had a major depressive episode.
  • In 2021, more than 42% of teens felt persistently sad and hopeless.

The causes of the rise of teen mental health difficulties are multivariate and complex. Fortunately, effective treatment is available to help you are your teen navigate a complex world and move forward successfully, with building the skills necessary for adult life.

If you or your teen is exhibiting warning signs, now is the time to connect with an experienced psychologist who can help.

I provide online psychological counseling to teens who reside in New York, Florida, Vermont and expats abroad. These services are provided to treat a range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social difficulties
  • Neurodiverence (Autism, ADHD & Learning Disorders)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Academic problems
  • Expat challenges

I have several years of experience working in public schools, international schools and in private practice. With a specialty in working with teens, I understand how confusing the time adolescence is for parents and their children.

Through my clinical expertise, life experience, humor and empathy, I will connect with your teen through a non-judgmental, empathic and open approach to establish trust. Together, your teen and I will implement practical strategies to expand their competency and resiliency. They will learn to   overcome emotional difficulties, connect better with their peers, and achieve commensurate with their abilities.

Need Help?

I am now offering a 15-minute free consultation.