Adolescence is a difficult time in a young persons life. Today's teens not only have to deal with body image issues, the loss of the child self and finding their place in society, they also have to deal with newer issues such as social media, online bullying, sexting, parent separation and increased choice. These can all evoke anxiety and depression. We work with teens and their parents to build communication, we understand the importance of the teen-parent relationship and how it is vital for the well-being of a teenager and so we ask that parents work with us to better understand the issue and help your teen. So in addition to working with the teen one-to-one, we also work with the parents.
When should a teenager see a therapist?
Teenagers face a range of emotional and mental health challenges as they navigate the complexities of adolescence. While it is normal for teens to experience stress, anxiety, and depression at times, persistent feelings of sadness, irritability, hopelessness, or changes in behaviour may indicate the need for professional help. A teenager may benefit from seeing a therapist if they are experiencing:
It is important to note that seeking therapy is a personal decision, and each teenager may have their own reasons for seeking help. However, a therapist can provide a safe and non-judgmental space for teens to process their emotions, develop coping skills, and improve their mental health. If a teenager is struggling with their mental health, it is important for parents, guardians, and friends to offer support and encourage them to seek professional help.
Teen counselling is a type of therapy that can be beneficial for adolescents who are having emotional or mental health problems. Teen counselling may be helpful for a teen for a variety of reasons, some of which are as follows:
For teenagers who are having emotional or mental health problems, teen counselling can be a helpful resource. Teenagers can improve their coping mechanisms, overall well-being, and relationships — with the correct guidance and tools. Consider teen counseling as a start toward enhancing your mental health whether you are a teen or the parent of a teen who is experiencing difficulties.