Lane Balaban, Teen Therapist, LPC, NCC

Lane Balaban View Specialties

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
  • Teletherapy, East Windsor, New Jersey, 08512
  • Phone: 973-370-3143
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  • Session Fees: Individual Session- 50 min: $195
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

Do you find yourself worrying about your child? You know they have so much potential, but right now, something’s keeping them from realizing it.
About My Clients

Maybe you noticed a change in them after a big event, like starting middle or high school, graduating, or transitioning to college. Maybe you can trace it back to a falling out with friends, a change at home, or a loss in the family. Or maybe it just seemingly came out of nowhere. If your teen is struggling, you are in the right place. I specialize in working with anxious and depressed teens. I give them a safe space to learn the skills they need to manage their strong emotions and to cope with the ups and downs of adolescence.

Does your teen complain about not having enough energy? Not being able to focus? Not being motivated? Maybe your teen's worries are so great they manifest in physical symptoms. Maybe their emotions are so strong that their moods are difficult to manage. Are you hearing similar concerns from your child's school? 
It can be heartbreaking to watch your child struggle. But there is hope


My Background and Approach
I have worked with pre-teens, teens, and their families as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Middle and High School Guidance Counselor, and Intensive In-Community Counselor. 
As an experienced School Counselor and Professional Counselor, I have a unique window into your child’s world. The pressure of school, friends, relationships, and home. The fear and self-doubt about who they are and who they want to be. I will help your teen quiet the noise. We will recognize their strengths and their ability to make positive choices.
The obstacles teens face today are so complicated that it is easy for them to feel alone and like no one "gets it." Therapy is their time to feel seen and heard for who they are. I will provide a safe space for your teen. They will leave our sessions feeling empowered to reframe their thoughts, change their behaviors, and improve their emotional well-being. 
Why I am a Good Fit for You
Many students come to school with big emotions and are in need of more help than the teachers and school counselors can provide. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find a therapist specializing in the unique needs of adolescents and even more difficult to find one your teen likes! I work with pre-teens and teens who experience School Stress (Academic Achievement and College Planning), Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Peer Conflicts, Family Conflict, Identity Exploration (LGBTQIA+ Support), and Life Transitions.   
My clients and former students describe me as “really, really nice,” easy to talk to, funny, empowering, and helpful. I’m here to help your child learn more about themselves and how to control their thoughts, feelings, and actions. During our work together, they will see that small steps make big changes.
Take one of those steps today and reach out to schedule an appointment.


Lane Balaban Reaches

Mountain Lakes NJ