Therapy for Teens
Is your teen under a lot of stress? Do they not seem as happy as they once did? Are they refusing to attend therapy due to stress or poor experiences with counselors and therapists? If so our team has specialized experience in working with young folks in a creative way that provides a youth centered approach and space for them to be vulnerable and speak about their experiences.
Most of us remember our teenage years as a combination of great fun, burgeoning freedom and a tremendous amount of stress. During this time our hormone levels are skyrocketing, making us feel emotionally out of control. We also feel a greater need to perform well academically and fit into social circles. All of this stress can take its toll on a teen’s mental health and overall well-being.
Common Life Challenges Among Teens
Teens can often face some serious life challenges that impact their mental health and well-being.
Loss can come in the form of a death of a loved one, changes and loss within friendships and it can also come in the form of parental separation or divorce. Loss also happens when a family moves to a new location and the teen must go to a new school.
A little stress is normal in life and can even be motivating. But too much stress can cause burnout at any age. Many teens face tremendous amounts of stress to do well in school, extra circular activities, hold down a job, and be accepted by their peers.
Teens that experience bullying/cyberbullying, abuse, community violence/violence in the home suffer, and often alone. If not dealt with, the aftermath of living through these can result in PTSD symptoms.
This is not an exhaustive list of reasons why a teen may want to speak with a therapist by any means. If you would like to explore treatment options, please reach out to our team.