Children on the edge of young adulthood face many unique challenges. Between the ages of ten and eighteen, children form their self-image, assert their independence, and begin to find their place in the world. During this difficult transition, adolescents must also navigate other obstacles, such as bullying, drugs and alcohol, school work, athletics, friendships, dating, family dynamics, and much more.
A teen counselor acts not only as an experienced therapist, but also a trusted confidant. We will work together to confront issues safely, build confidence, and help a teen form an independent, positive sense of self. At Michigan Counseling Centers, we provide effective mental health services for teens, as well as assessment & referral when it is called for. Whatever your needs, schedule a consultation to find out how we can help.
Mental Health Services for Teens
Teen therapy includes individual, group, and family counseling designed to help parents, teens, and families overcome obstacles and live happier lives. Teens and families may see counselors regarding a wide variety of issues or obstacles. These may include problems at school, social pressures, problems at home, or internal struggles. Neither parents nor teens should feel ashamed or afraid of seeking counseling; help from an experienced professional is simply a way to resolve conflict and get the support you or your child needs.
Psychotherapy is one of the most effective methods for treating anxiety, depression, stress, extreme life changes, and other mental or emotional obstacles. There are many types of psychotherapy and your certified psychotherapist will select the best treatment method for you. This may mean speaking with your psychotherapist in a safe and confidential setting, working together with your partner or family, or working in a group setting.
The assessment provides baseline information about issues you may be struggling with and your expectations for therapy. This process will also help your counselor design a therapy strategy that will be most useful for you, and which will address your needs and concerns. If our services are not perfectly suited for you, someone here at Michigan Counseling Centers may refer you to another professional who can help.