The adolescent years are often marked as a time of trial and tribulation. Adolescence is meant to be a time for the adolescent to discover and grow into the person that they want to become. Additionally, it is a time about understanding the world in which they live. However, adolescents often struggle through this process and need a counselor to help them through high school. Adolescence can be a confusing time – full of emotional highs and lows, but also increased social, academic and family stress. There can be a variety of reasons an adolescent may feel counseling is needed. Whatever the reason is, counseling is a safe place for your teen to explore their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about themselves.
I encourage the adolescent’s parent to be a part of the therapeutic process as much as possible. While your teen does have a right to confidentiality, you can begin the process of better understanding each other. Counseling can help your teen to appropriately handle the freedom needed to develop and make it through this stage of life in a positive, healthy manner. Counseling can also help parents better understand their teen and what they are going through.
Common Issues I Work With In Therapy:
- Academic Issues
- Social Issues
- Family Conflict
- Adjustment Problems
- Problems Regulating Emotions
- Communication Issues
Whatever the reason your teen is seeking therapy sooner is better than later. Counseling is more affecting when issues are addressed before they become too overwhelming.