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 West Lake Hills 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?
Slammed doors, screaming, late nights; these are all too common scenes in households around the country. Parents fighting with their teenagers is very common; we see it on television and movies constantly. However, there is another level of discord that becomes so disruptive to the entire family, and so worrisome for parents, that professional help is needed. At Thriveworks Austin, we have counseling available for teens and their parents.
Perhaps you have the opposite problem. Your once talkative and happy child has become a distant and withdrawn teenager. While this is also common in adolescence, it can be troublesome as well. You may have concerns about what your teenager is doing in their free time, how school is going, and just how they are feeling, but be unable to get any answers. We can help bridge the gap of communication between you and your child. Your teenager may find it a welcome relief to have an impartial mediator to talk to about their feelings and emotions.
There are many temptations and scary situations in the world for teenagers today. We can help you navigate the waters of growing up. It is not a smooth road for many, and spending time with a counselor can be healthy for your teenager’s emotional and psychological health, as well as for your relationship. We have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours.
Call Thriveworks Austin today. We look forward to joining you on this journey.