Child and Teen Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Andover
It’s hard to deny that life is more fast paced than ever before, and this is just as true for our youth. Friends and trends can change on a daily basis and all the uncertainty can cause a lot of stress in kids. Youth face an overwhelming amount of information, pressure and judgement every day from many different sources, such as:
- Their peers
- The media
- Family members
With messages coming at them from all different directions, and many of them conflicting, kids can become frustrated and confused. At this sensitive age where teens and pre-teens are at a higher risk of developing a mental health diagnosis, additional stressors can increase their vulnerability. If change and stress are not properly managed they can have a detrimental effect on a child.
Andover teen counselors have dedicated their careers to teaching children and teens how to manage the stress in their lives. They are also able to identify the red flags that a youth isn’t properly dealing with the challenges he or she faces. These signs can include:
- Withdrawing from friends and decreasing his or her social media activity
- Displaying aggression or violence when faced with a challenging situation
- Becoming excessively emotional when things don’t go as planned
- Expressing thoughts that are cryptic and not based in reality
- Talking about hurting themselves or stating that people would be happier if he or she weren’t around
If you notice these signs in your youth it can be an indicator that he or she is feeling overwhelmed by the stressors in their life. Our counselors can help your child reduce stress by teaching them to focus on what they’re able to change and let go of the things they can’t.
Andover teen counselors can give your child a safe environment where he or she can develop higher self-esteem and receive positive reinforcement. Gaining the knowledge that he or she is capable of facing challenges and managing fears is extremely beneficial to his or her growth as an individual.
Our trained teen counselors are here to help. Call today to book a consultation for your child.