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.
Teen therapy is simply counseling sessions tailored to the unique needs of teenagers. Teen therapy can give a young person a neutral third-party to talk to, or a way to express their sadness or anxiety. The counselor may act as a mediator to help families work through conflict. Therapy sessions can also help teens cope with trauma, overwhelming emotions, or disorders. Each session is different, and built around the client’s needs.
When Should You Seek Therapy?
Everyone endures unpleasant feelings, thoughts, and situations some of the time. However, when these internal or external factors become more than we can handle or know how to cope with, they can cause problems in our lives. For teenagers who are newly experiencing many situations and feelings, and just discovering coping strategies, this can be especially difficult.
Seek therapy if a teen experiences or shows signs of:
If a family disputes have become constant, if drugs or alcohol have become problematic, or if you are concerned about a teen’s behavior or mental state, a professional can help. A problem doesn’t have to be extreme for a family or individual to seek counseling. A teenager may simply need a confidant, or a family may need a mediator.