Teen Mental Health

Teen Mental Health Resources in San Jose & Los Gatos, CA

Teens, or adolescents, are at a crucial time in their lives, developing social and emotional habits that are important for overall mental well-being. Things like healthy sleep patterns, exercising regularly, learning how to manage emotions, and developing coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills are all part of a teen’s development.

It is estimated that one in seven 10-19-year-olds struggle with their mental health. Environmental, social, and emotional factors can contribute to a teen’s ability to learn how to cope, problem-solve, and manage emotions through daily life activities and events. Teens need to be surrounded by a support system and have access to help when it is warranted.

Woman getting Psychotic Disorders and Schizophrenia Treatment San Jose - Los Gatos, CA

Types of mental illness common in teens

There are many mental health concerns in the US today. For teens, the most common mental illnesses include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety. The excessive worry about everyday activities.
  • Social Phobias. The severe feeling of self-consciousness and insecurity in specific social settings.
  • Depression. The persistent feeling of sadness, anxiety, and/or emptiness.

For most teens, one of the most common signs of a mental health issue is a decline in grades at school. Distancing oneself from friends and participating in activities they used to enjoy, is another sign of mental health concerns. Mental health issues in teens are preventable, however, these things happen and are very common.

You don’t have to struggle with the difficult process with your teen alone when there’s help right here in Los Gatos / San Jose. Reach out to us and schedule an appointment, and let’s get your teen some assistance with Dr. Sarbani Maitra.

Take the first step toward a better life

Help and hope are here. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step toward reclaiming control of your life.

Dr. Maitra is very caring, compassionate and concerned about patient health. My wife is her patient. Dr. Maitra is so sweet that my wife sees her niece in her.She understands the patient current and past situation and tries to accommodate and help and work around that.She doesn’t enforce her opinions and listens patiently about patient situations and prescribes medication that a patient can tolerate.She works with patient and not against. I am fortunate to have her treat my wife.I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra.
Dr. Maitra is awesome! I can't say enough about her. She cares about her patients and has a great team of co-workers. Swati goes above and beyond and handles extra tasks for me. More than recommended for anyone who wants a great professional at an accommodating clinic with a lovely team of staff members. Thanks for everything, guys!
I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra. She is the best psychiatrist i have come across. She listens so patiently, and her approach is so honest and remarkable.
Lumos Clinical has been a God send for my Wife and I. Dr Maitra is someone who is extremely intelligent and qualified in her field and she is also very compassionate and understanding.She has a way of getting through to people, empathizing with them and really helping them. Then there is Riya, and if you are lucky enough to speak to her, you already know she exhibits the upmost compassion, empathy and care. She was a large reason I chose to take my Wife to Lumos and it led us to an amazing Dr and rest of staff.
I cannot express how great my appreciation is for the staff and Doctors at Lumos Clinic. Dr Maitra and Swati have changed my view of psychiatric help because of their unending kindness and accommodation- I can schedule appointments over text increasing the likelihood I will get help. If you’re looking for help then I can’t recommend this clinic more. Dr Maitra has a diverse background working with a wide variety of patients, she’s incredibly smart, non-judgemental and has made the difference for me when other doctors in San Jose couldn’t.
Dr Maitra has been treating our son who has an eating disorder. She is the first doctor that my son has liked and she has had a lot of successes with our son. She is flexible and hard working and her staff is very professional. She has good instincts and incites. Strongly recommended.

Dr. Sarbani Maitra,
MD, Psychiatrist

Meet Dr. Maitra

Sarbani Maitra, MD is a board eligible psychiatrist. She has a Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Chemistry leading up to her doctorate of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. She then went on to gain clinical experience at Queen’s Hospital (erstwhile Old Church Hospital), London U.K. for a period of three years. She pursued her residency in Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee after working in research on women’s health issues at the Center of Women’s Health and Research. Dr Maitra has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings managing patients across the spectrum with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and patients struggling with substance use disorders. She believes in an integrated approach to mental health which includes the biopsychosocial approach. [Read More]