Columbia, MD–Child and Teen Therapy

Child and Teen Therapy in Columbia, MD—Counselors and Therapists

Most parents would agree that our teenage years looked a lot different than those of our children’s. Our kids are growing up in a time when everything is displayed on social media for their peers to see, dissect, and judge. As exciting as that immediate feedback may seem sometimes, there is also a vast amount of stress that comes along with it. The expectation that kids need to always look perfect in pictures that are posted, reply with a funny comment, or be up to date on all the current trends and gossip can set teens up for an unrealistic view of what they should be. Columbia, MD teen counselors know just how harmful that can be on a teen’s mental health. 

What teens need to know these days, is that no one’s life is as perfect as their instagram feed. Social media gives off an illusion that everyone is happy all the time because that is what people want you to think. What it does not show is that everyone faces obstacles in life, and people who struggle while facing these obstacles are not alone. 

Teens are faced with trying to look the right way and present their best selves every day. We all know that being the best version of yourself comes with work and knowing how to tackle each day. Kids and teens may need help learning how to cope with judgement, and how to overcome stress and anxiety. Our child and teen therapists want to help your child learn that social media is not reality. It is only snippets of the good things in life, and does not show off the struggles one faces daily. Social media is not the only issue kids and teens these days face. Our therapists want to give your child the skills they need to thrive in their day-to-day life. The providers at Thriveworks Columbia are especially equipped to help your child with any given challenge, as they have an impressive set of skills as well as experience in helping these young individuals. 

Mental Health Issues Facing Children and Teens Today 

The diagnosis of mental health disorders are rising in our teenage population. Columbia, MD counselors have extensively studied this field and know that several factors contribute to an increase in mental health issues in teens, and the pressure of social media is only one of them. Other factors that increase the chances are a family history of mental illness, natural growth and change occurring in the developing teenage brain, and emotional or physical trauma. 

Just as the causes of mental health issues are varied, the problems teens face are varied as well. Some common issues that teens deal with are: 

  • Low self-esteem 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Self-harm 
  • Substance use 
  • Violent behavior 

When the pressure is so high to present your best self, teens can sometimes feel like there isn’t anywhere safe to turn when dealing with a personal problem. Columbia, MD teen counseling is a confidential environment where kids can express themselves without stress. Taking time to step away from the fast paced social media environment can give teens the chance to fully process their problems, questions and fears without judgement or pressure. Columbia, MD counselors and psychologists are fully trained and up to date on the current research that affects kids and teens in their face paced environment. 

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Columbia Today 

If you feel like your child could benefit from discussing ways to tackle life’s obstacles and gain assistance in being equipped with the tools they need to thrive, schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Columbia today. Child and teen therapy could be the helping hand your child needs to feel more confident and work on overcoming the obstacles they face. 

At Thriveworks Columbia we strive to create a personalized treatment plan for every patient. In this manner we try to ensure that our clients’ individual needs are met in the best way possible. At Thriveworks we accept many different insurance plans as well as offering flexible hours with weekend and evening availability. Thriveworks has a “no waiting list” policy. We want our clients to get the help they need as soon as possible, and new clients can have an appointment set up within 24 hours. 

One of our teen counselors would be happy to further discuss the effects of stress on teens and the treatment of mental health disorders. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with a therapist or psychologist. (410) 910-2708.

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