We Understand Generation Z

We know they are:

  • Tech Savvy

They are living online, surrounded by five screens. YouTube is king, and the new preference for social media is anonymity. It may be no surprise that this generation has an attention span of 8 seconds.

  • Resourceful

As a post-9/11 generation, Gen Z feels the world is less secure than it used to be, but thatโ€™s led to resourcefulness. They are career-driven and entrepreneurial, challenging traditional school with hackschooling1ย or non-paid internships for hands-on experience.

  • Spiritual, not Religious

Gen Z is the first post-Christian generation in U.S. history. They lack biblical literacy and prefer to be identified as spiritual, notย religious, with a desire for a faith that is socially relevant, integrating cultural issues and the cosmos.

  • Diverse and Inclusive

They are growing up in multigenerational homes and diverse classrooms.ย Gen Z is inclusive, collaborative and values equal opportunities. Their neighborhoods are diverse and include the stranger, the immigrant and the refugee.

  • Money to Spend, Money to Give

Gen Z has $44 billion a year in spending power, preferring to shop online. But they arenโ€™t just buying trendy shoes. Twenty-six percent have raised money for a cause, 32 percent have donated their own money, and 26 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds volunteer on a regular basis.


CDC Research suggests they face a Mental Health Crisis

Though Gen Z is driven and more responsible, an unstable family life, trauma and the rise of the smartphone have made way for vulnerabilities. The CDC reports that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys experience sexual traumaย before the age of 18. Connected butย lonelier and sleeping less than other generations, Gen Z is primed for a mental health crisis.
Teen

Cindy Orozco, LCSW

Therapist

Heath & Virtual
Teen

Claudia Fernandez, QMHP, MFT Student Intern

Therapist

Heath & Virtual
Teen

Dr. Ron Jenkins, LPCA

Therapist

Royse City, Greenville & Heath
Teen

Edward Luna, MA, LPC, EMDR

Therapist

Heath & Virtual
Teen

Isabel Fink, MA, LMFT Associate

Therapist

Royse City & Virtual
Teen

Jenna Moore, PhD ABD

Doctoral Counseling Resident

Heath & Virtual
Teen

Jennifer Fortner, BA, AACC

Life Counselor

Heath, Royse City & Greenville
Teen

Linda Stapleton, LCSW

Therapist

Royse City & Telehealth
Teen

Micah Stephens, Student Intern, EMDR

Therapist

Heath
Teen

Rena Freedman, MA, LPC A

Therapist

Heath & Virtual
Teen

Shann Davis, MA, APSAT

Life Counselor

Heath, Royse City & Greenville
Teen

Stacey Peterson, LC, Grief Specialist

Life Counselor

Heath & Virtual

Our teen therapists provide therapy for:
  • Eating Disorders/problems with eating
  • Anxiety, depression &ย ย stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems at home or school
  • Trauma caused by a sexual assault,ย abuse or witness to violence
  • Grief due to a lost loved one or relationship
  • Difficulty adjusting to a new school or home environment

Our Promise

  • We never alienate a child from a parent.
  • We resolve parent-child conflict through a healthy, systemic approach.

  • We will coordinate care, with your Release, with your teen’s pediatrician, school counselor, dietician or other support person(s) as needed.
  • Our approach to boundaries are that they are ‘defining’, not ‘punitive’.

  • Our approach utilizes evidence-based Attachment Family Systems Therapy.


Standard Intake Process:
  1. Call/Text 972.292.7092 & Request Appointment for Teen.ย ย 
  2. Complete all intake forms online.
  3. Our teen therapists prefers to meet with both parents if at all possible PRIOR to seeing the teen.ย 
  4. If divorced, you will need to email Brenda, Intake Specialist a copy of the divorce decree addressing parental medical rights in PDF form prior to first visit with your teen.ย  YouMatter@EmbraceNewLife.com
  5. Questions?ย  Please call us at 972.292.7092ย 

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