Teen years are usually fun and full of new experiences. But these years of transition and discovery can also create challenges for the teen and their family.
There is a reason they call it growing pains and not growing pleasures. Teenagers emerge from child hood and almost immediately begin to face adult problems but without the coping skills of adults. Substance abuse, sexuality and sexual identity crises, online bullying, body changes, school changes, and many more physical and mental health challenges await every teen. This why teens need their own counseling.
In teen counseling and therapy, we spend a lot of time focusing on the changes in the life of a teenager and how those changes make them feel. Teens not only learn how to communicate their feelings, but they also develop coping mechanisms and problem solving skills as well.
One of our key differentiators is that we also incorporate the parents and even siblings into the therapy. We do this so that we can enhance communication and awareness of issues and how to help. Our other areas of focus and techniques include coaching, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Gender Identity, Self-Esteem and much more.
When teens can learn coping mechanisms and problem solving early in life, they become much healthier and productive adults. Their chances of experiencing serious depression, anxiety, or lasting trauma lessen greatly if they learn early on how to deal with their feelings. Schedule an appointment today and get a consultation to see if teen therapy is right for your loved one.