Counseling for Teens
I am worried about my teenager
Parenting a teenager is not easy. You may be worried about where your child is, who they’re with, and what they’re doing. You may be upset over fighting with him or her, a lack of communication or your teen's open defiance.
Teens and adolescents are under more stress than ever before. They face challenges differently than any other time in society. Stress brought on from peer pressure and social media, divorce, bullying and trauma can cause teens to act out in vastly different ways.
These stressors can cause young people to struggle with self-image and esteem, rebellion or depression. They find their own cures through eating disorders, self-mutilation, obsessive online addictions, and sometimes substance abuse.
Therapy can be an opportunity to:
- Increase self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness
- Learn about yourself and discover who you are
- Learn positive self-care
- Address depression or anxiety
- Develop a positive relationship with food and your body
- Understand the way you communicate and learn new skills
- Explore feelings about making positive decisions
- Explore feelings about making positive decisions about drugs and alcohol
- Understand the shifting roles and boundaries in your relationships with your family
When should I consider counseling for my teen?
If your teen is struggling with any of the following difficulties below it may be time to schedule an appointment:
- Low Self Esteem
- Behavior Problems
- Substance Abuse Issues
- School Issues
- Relationship Problems
- Grief and Loss
- Lack of Motivation
- Identity Struggles
- Eating Disorders
- Legal Problems
If you've noticed changes or you have some concerns, it may be time to consider counseling. It can be hard to admit that your teenager needs help, but certain problems may not be able to be solved by a parent alone. Some issues require professional counseling and intervention.
Sessions for Teens
Pre- and young teens go through many changes and complexities from appearance to hormones, relationships, quests for independence, acceptance, and identity. We help youth find stability and strength in a chaotic time. We help parents to navigate the complexities of this time in their children’s lives.
This age group may be a little off course or heading down a destructive path. Our goal is to guide them towards a path leading to a bright future. We work hard to help our clients achieve the happy, successful future they are worth.