As a parent, you’re worried about your teen and may feel like you've hit a roadblock. Perhaps you’re exhausted from too many arguments or worried because they won’t talk to you. Teen therapy can help.

Teens often feel confident one moment and confused and self-critical the next. They may be balancing a number of peer, academic, and extracurricular pressures that leave them stressed and worn out. At times they may feel isolated, misunderstood, and depressed. They may wrestle with negative thoughts and even engage in harmful behaviors. 

Therapy allows teens to explore their feelings and experiences with a caring, objective, and trained adult. They can gain a better understanding of themselves, learn positive strategies to cope with their difficulties, and navigate more smoothly through adolescence.

 

Signs your teen may benefit from therapy

  • Anxious mood

  • Perfectionism or inflexible thinking

  • Low motivation or underachievement

  • Loss of interest in activities

  • Isolation, limited engagement with others

  • Feelings of worthlessness, guilt or sadness

  • Social problems or alliance with negative peer group