Does your adolescent have trouble expressing thoughts and feelings?
Are you frustrated with your teen's behavior?
Is your teenager struggling socially or academically and you are unsure why?
Does your teen have a difficult time opening up to you and others?
Are you concerned that your teen spends too much time engaged in electronic media such as TV, the Internet and games?
Are you worried about your teen’s drug or alcohol use?
We can help!
Some parents find it difficult to start their adolescent in therapy because they think it may stigmatize their teenager or it implies that they have failed in some way as a parent.
Teenagers don’t always ask for help when they need it. Just as you show love to your teen by taking them to a doctor when they are physically not feeling well, you can demonstrate the same love by finding a trained therapist specializing in teenagers to help with their psychological or emotional problems.
Seeing your child in pain, having trouble communicating with them, or other parenting issues can stress a loving parent and put a strain on the household in general. A child’s adolescent years are naturally turbulent and can arouse anxiety, confusion and pressure in both adolescent and parent. The adolescent years are a struggle between autonomy and independence. A teen wants to be self-sufficient but does not yet possess all the skills necessary to achieve that.
We are familiar with the unique challenges that teens face and have experience working on high school campuses. Utilizing both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy services can help improve your teenager’s behavior. These therapy modalities provide for solution-oriented behavior modification and improvement in how your teen functions during their time of growth.
Our clinical focus is in helping teens with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, social skill deficits, trauma, divorce, stress management, difficulties with relationships, addiction/recovery, behavior problems, and anger issues, among others. We believe in empowering adolescents to learn and use effective tools to successfully navigate through the teen years into adulthood.
We often hear from parents: “My teenager is not acting right!” or “We just can't get along!” By activating complementary approaches and techniques, together we unearth behaviors that may prohibit change. Utilizing strategies and techniques for solving problems, these behaviors will become more flexible as we find the right solutions for your child and family.
We work with teenagers on the various challenges that arise as they move closer to transitioning into adulthood, including creating healthy relationships, improving how they function at school, navigating early career development, improving social skills, and working though complicated family dynamics.
Contact us today to learn more. We are committed to helping you better understand your adolescent's behavior, and the ways in which you can foster his or her resiliency, self-esteem, academic success, and overall healthy emotional development.