What is teen counseling?
Teen counseling helps young individuals better understand and manage the challenges that affect their mental health. Common challenges amongst teens include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and problematic relationships with food.
How does teen counseling work?
Teen counseling works by using multiple techniques, tailored to fit the teen's unique needs — based on their age group, their challenges, and the severity of their challenges. It might involve cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, art therapy, and others for varying ages. In any case, Thriveworks teen therapists in Richmond have the expertise and experience to help young individuals at their level.
Does my teen need therapy?
Signs that teens might need Teen counseling can be very subjective, as they are experiencing many changes and can have intense reactions to them. As parents, you know your child best and are best equipped to judge whether certain reactions are standard behaviors for your teen or whether they might be hinting at a larger problem. Even so, there are a few common signs and events that often point to a need for therapy, such as experiencing divorce or loss, grief, consistent low moods, teens distancing themselves and becoming isolated, losing interest in hobbies, excessive anger or irritability, substance use issues, and suicidal ideation, among others.
Is teen counseling conducted in person or online?
How long does teen counseling last?
The length of teen counseling depends on your teen's needs as well as the goals that you and their therapist might have for them. Generally, teen counseling sessions will last for several months.
Need more help deciding?
What defines adolescence? High school dances, zits, break-ups, and unfortunately, intense emotions are all part of this time of life. Everything feels so important as a teenager. Your son or daughter’s body is changing; they are morphing from a child into an adult. This is often an emotionally painful process. How many of us would want to return to high school? The peer pressure, body issues, popularity problems; all of these things make the time incredibly difficult for many teens. If your teenager seems to be having trouble dealing with all of these changes, enlisting the help of a Thriveworks Richmond counselor is a wise choice. We will be able to talk to your teen in a unique way from that of the parent. We can help create open and honest communication in your home.
Teens face many choices in life. They are in the process of defining who they will become, both now and in the future. They are thinking about college, their career, and also their friends and their amount of freedom. All of these things can cause tension in the home. The slammed doors and screaming matches may be nearly more than you can bear. We understand, and can help you create a more peaceful family life, with respect to the changes and choices that your teenager is facing.
Thriveworks Richmond counselors are ready when you need us. We have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours. Our counselors and therapists are leaders in their field, and ready to put their expertise to work for you.
Call us today. It would be our honor to walk with you and your teenager on this journey to adulthood.