Many people look back on the teenage years as the best of their life. All that passion, excitement, and dreams. It was wonderful, right?
Not always. For many people, the adolescent years held some of the best of their life. But even then, there were those struggles unique to teenagers. And for others, the teenage years can hold some of the hardest of their lives.
Adolescents ages 12-17 are the most at risk for developing depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. The suicide rates are also inflated among teenagers. Add on top of that, with all the puberty, brain development, social circles, the pressure of the future, and sitting for 7+ hours a day in school, it’s no wonder today’s teenagers are more stressed than any other generation.
Thriveworks Pueblo understands that you want what is best for your teenager. You’ve probably tried reaching them through other methods already, but to no prevail. A growing teenager’s brain is unlike any adult brain. They see the world and react to situations differently then adults do. This can be a beautiful thing! But it also makes it difficult to reach them when they’re struggling.
Thriveworks Pueblo is here for you and your adolescent. Our counselors have years of experience and training that helps us empathize with and understand your teenager. It’s not their fault they are struggling, sometimes life just hurts. Thriveworks Pueblo is there when the blows come.
For more information or to schedule an appointment today, give Thriveworks Pueblo a call at 719-838-6383.
How can Adolescent Therapy help?
Adults can have a bad tendency to look down on adolescents as less mature, capable, and valid. At Thriveworks Pueblo, we believe that teenager’s thoughts and emotions are valid, that they are capable of great good in their own lives and in the world around them, and that while their prefrontal cortex might still be developing, they deserve respect.
From whatever walk of life, bearing whatever struggles, when a client calls into Thriveworks Pueblo, we will meet them where they’re at with empathy, respect, and admiration for how far they’ve come. It’s not easy reaching out for mental or behavioral health therapy. It can be even harder as a teenager, when you feel as if every eye is judging you.
Thriveworks Pueblo adolescent counseling is nonjudgmental and entirely confidential. We can be a safe spot your teenager comes to process, discover, and heal. There is no problem too big or too small for our Pueblo therapists; whatever you are dealing with, we are here to help.
Some of the more common topics discussed in adolescent therapy include:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Social anxiety
- School stress
- Video game addiction
- Eating disorders
- Deviant behavior in school
- Low self-esteem
- Suicidal ideation
- Family dynamics
Being a teenager is hard enough. Our job is to ease some of the burden and provide coping mechanisms and self-awareness that will pave the way for your teenager for years to come. Adolescent counseling at Thriveworks Pueblo also prioritizes family bonds. We understand how important family is, and we will do our best to preserve and strengthen the bonds between your teenagers.
What does Adolescent Therapy look like?
Thriveworks Pueblo creates our therapy sessions to best meet your needs, goals, and doubts. No person or their struggle is the same, so no counseling session should be either!
For some adolescents, a simple safe space to rant out their feelings and frustrations is what they need. We provide a professional third-party listening ear and guidance to help teenagers make sense of the crazy world around them and inside them.
For other teenagers, they might need or want something more. In addition to the traditional talk therapy described above, Thriveworks Pueblo adolescent counselors have training and expertise in:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (identifying and changing bad thoughts and behavior)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (teaches how to deal with extreme emotions)
- Mindfulness skills
- Strength based strategies
- Teaching coping and self-awareness skills
- Small groups (contact us for more detailed information)
- Communication skills
- Positive psychology
- Art and music therapy
Unfortunately, the teenage years are full of things a little darker than prom dances and sport games. But there is always hope. Thriveworks Pueblo is excited to walk beside your adolescent as they grow and heal.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 719-838-6383.