Adolescents

Counseling for Teenagers

Teenagers are trying to figure out who they are and where they belong among their peers and  in society as a whole. It is a time riddled with insecurity, doubt and self-exploration. The  pressures are no less than in the adult world, yet, teens can sometimes find themselves alone  and isolated as they work through their problems. They may often feel alone and  misunderstood by everyone. 

The Problems Teens Face

With the social and academic demands of today’s world, many teens struggle to feel  successful or even adequate to those around them. This can lead to parental concerns and  increased conflicts at home when a teen falls behind or demonstrate changes in mood and  behavior. Often teens will become depressed or anxious under the pressures they are  experiencing. These issues may lead to isolation, acting out behaviors or self-harm gestures. It  is difficult for parents to know how to manage these problems and often time efforts to  intervene may seem to worsen symptoms.

How Therapy for Teens Can Help?

Therapy for adolescents may take the form of individual, group or family. The goal is to help the  teen learn to cope with feelings and learn to solve problems more effectively. A nurturing  therapist will use validation and acceptance to help the adolescent feel safe to explore their  inter-world and process the emotional experiences they are having. 

Parents are involved in the therapy to work through family conflicts and concerns about the  teen’s behavior at school and home. The adolescent therapist will help the teen identify more  effective social skills, better coping skills for anxiety, ADD/ADHD and depression, skills for managing stress, and how to create realistic expectations for themselves. Adolescent therapy  can help teens process emotional issues and struggles they are facing and develop effective  ways to manage their problems.

Upstate Restorative Counseling

879 NE Main St. Suite C
Simpsonville SC 29681
Phone: (864) 605-1449
Email: info@upstaterestorativecounseling.com