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
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