Teen Counseling Services

Your teen years are some of the best and worst of your life. You’re figuring out who you are, your responsibilities are on the rise, and so is your independence. It’s exciting, overwhelming, stressful, fun, and confusing.

It’s hard to admit you need help, but talking to someone can be really beneficial when you don’t know what to do or how to reach a goal. We see teens for a variety of reasons and it’s not always because of a “big” problem.

Some of those issues include:

Anxiety

Worry and fear are normal parts of life. If they become excessive and debilitating – like, if you’re avoiding school or your friends – seeing a therapist can help. We’ll help you manage symptoms, recognize negative thought patterns, and give you the tools to confront your fears and anxieties.

Depression

Escape the constant cycle of negativity. Therapy is a safe space for you to talk about what’s interfering with what you want out of life. You’ll learn to identify and navigate negative behaviors. When your challenges and obstacles seem more manageable, you can get back to focusing on what makes you the happiest.

Bullying

Anyone can become a victim of bullying at any age. It makes you feel powerless takes a toll on your self-esteem. We’ll help empower you to take an active role in addressing the situation, strengthen your self-worth, and be more assertive.

Stress

Teenagers get stressed out all the time. Maybe it’s the pressure to perform well in school, figuring out what comes after high school, or stressing out about social situations. In therapy, you’ll develop long-term stress-relief habits to manage your stress successfully. The tools you learn here will be applicable throughout your life.

Self-esteem

This is a common issue with teens. We’ll help you build confidence and independence by establishing a healthy relationship with yourself. One that doesn’t rely on superficial things or external circumstances. Together, we’ll set goals and make a plan to achieve them. You can’t always control the outcome, but you can control your effort.

General high-school related issues

Grades, cliques, jobs, and family- or friend-related issues are just a few of the social pressures you experience. If you’re not sure where to turn for help, we’ll give you the skills you need to navigate high school and relationships successfully.

Launching into adulthood

Your life is what you want it to be. Societal pressures can lead young adults to make decisions before they feel they’re ready, whether it’s a fulltime job, getting married, or going to school. We’ll take a structured approach to problem-solving, so you can better prioritize your life, focus on the big picture, and find what’s truly important to you.

Emotional regulation, processing, and identification

When feelings control actions, people do things they regret. We’ll help you take charge and learn how to identify and predict negative patterns in order to express your emotions in a healthier, more productive way.

Loss of family or friends

Internalizing pain and blame can lead to destructive coping strategies. In therapy, you’ll find ways to understand and express your feelings. We’ll work on resilience and help you manage your grief. You’ll develop a stronger sense of self that won’t be consumed by events outside of your control.

Interpersonal skills

We’ll take a look at what’s hindering your social interactions and work with you to increase your self-awareness and empathy. When you’re an effective communicator, you’ll find that you thrive at school, improve relationships, and be an awesome self-advocate.

Family transitions

Any change to your family dynamic is really stressful, but it is possible to adapt and adjust to this new reality. We’ll help you find the best way to move forward and make sure you communicate your needs during this transition.

Gender and sexuality

Your gender identity and sexuality can be very emotional journeys. These are the innermost core concepts of yourself, how you perceive yourself, and can evolve or shift over time. We can help you process your feelings about your identity, make a plan on informing people, or cope with having your identity disclosed before you were ready.

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