Silver Spring, MD Child and Teen Counseling—Counselors and Therapists
Have you ever wondered why some individuals are devastated by trauma, while others grow stronger because of it? One reason for this is the difference in the level of resiliency people have. Oftentimes, those with well-developed resiliency skills can survive and even thrive under less than ideal situations. The teen counseling offered at our Silver Spring office is in place to help your teen through the challenges he or she may be going though and build those resiliency skills for a brighter future.
Childhood is not as simple as it used to be. Nowadays, kids are exposed to social media, the realm of video games and in turn these new fads can turn into cases of cyberbullying. Many young people constantly compare themselves to others. That creates a false sense of reality. Not everyone lives the same life, has the same family or does the same daily activities.
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. Early in life, young people can experience a number of situations that they are not yet emotionally developed enough to handle. Kids and teens may need help learning how to cope with judgment and how to overcome stress and anxiety.
Mental Health Issues Facing Children and Teens Today
The teenage years are especially rife with difficult and new situations and it’s often the first test of their resiliency. Many young people these days are not equipped with the tools needed to overcome obstacles in their life. In their teenage years, kids can experience:
- Bullying or peer violence
- The death of a family member or friend
- The pressure to misuse drugs or alcohol
- Worry and anxiety
- Chronic stress situations
- Emotional or physical trauma
- Body image issues
- Trouble with friends
The brain of a teenager is constantly undergoing growth and development. Because the brain is still creating the pathways that allow teens and adults to processes difficult information and overcome barriers, it is a critical time to seek guidance from a trained professional. If left untreated without the proper skills to cope, problems may grow bigger, and with that comes added challenges. Silver Spring, MD teen counselors can intervene before issues grow. At Thriveworks, we want to assist young people with developing their mental tricks and allow them to thrive in life. Counselors pay special attention to these critical areas to help your teen:
- The ability to make use of their support network- such as parents, friends and professionals
- Rebuild relationships that may have been damaged
- Find which situations, people or places are their stress triggers
- Put a plan in place for the future
Silver Spring, MD teen counselors are trained to guide your child or teen forward and to bring out the best in him or her, even in the worst of times. They aim to restore a sense of hope and personal control back into their lives: essential qualities for a strong and successful future. Trauma shouldn’t hold your child or teen back. Together we can help them thrive.
Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Silver Spring Today
If you feel like your child or teen 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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring 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 offer 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.
One of our counselors would be happy to further discuss the effects of stress on children/teens and the treatment of mental health disorders. Call to book a session today at (202) 478-9619.