Teens are at a vulnerable age. Teens are experiencing many changes in both their body and brain. The increasing pressure from school, family, friends, and society adds layers of expectation and stress. In addition to normal teen mood changes, many teens and adolescents will experience a more intense version of these changes. Depression and Anxiety are two of the primary mental illnesses that teens will face.
Talk therapy is often the first and best choice to give teens a safe space to express their thoughts and feelings. We all experience pain and struggle. As a therapist, my job is to help them build the skills to manage their feelings and express themselves. Adolescence is a time of enormous possibility, creativity, and learning. It's also a time to establish healthy coping strategies, build a positive identity, and gain awareness that will empower future direction and success.
Here are a few areas that Teen Counseling can help with:
Processing and preparation for next phase of life
Reduce symptoms and feelings of depression and anxiety