Adolescence can be tough
Many people have a hard time in adolescence. Teens have to navigate through many exciting and stressful situations like getting along with peers, dating for the first time, maintaining good grades, taking standardized tests, and deciding on a college or career. Throughout this time, teens are rapidly learning new things and growing. They are developing a sense of self based on their opinions, values, emotions, and actions. Additionally, many teens have a strong desire for independence and autonomy. This can strain relationships with parents and lead to “acting out.” Ultimately resulting in a feeling of isolation and being misunderstood.
Compared to adults, many common mental health issues such as depression, and anxiety can manifest differently for teenagers. Finding a good therapist for your teenager or adolescent can be hard. You need a therapist who is experienced in teen counseling, highly knowledgeable, and someone that your teen can relate to, trust, and get along with. There are unique social situations, family issues, school pressures that teens experience.
Research indicates that current teenagers are experiencing higher rates of many mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm, and suicide than previous generations. Through individual and family therapy, we have helped hundreds of teens work through difficult circumstances and establish a strong and resilient sense of self. We are here to meet the therapy and counseling needs of teenagers and their families. If your teen is struggling with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, substance use, or difficulty socializing, we can help.