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Today’s teenagers are under a great deal of stress and often feel silenced by social and family pressures.Therapy for adolescents and teens can help teens improve their overall functioning at home, school, within the family, and with peers/social environment. 

Common reasons teens go to counseling:

  • Parents experience teen as increasingly oppositional or defiant

  • Bullying

  • Increased sadness

  • Chemical Dependency

  • School failure/drop in grades

  • Struggles with peer relationships/peer pressure

  • Anxiety

  • Isolation

  • Stress management

  • Self-harm 

  • Sexual identity or gender role questions

  • Parent's separation/divorce

  • Social skills

  • Trauma

  • Lack of meaningful relationships

  • Perfectionism

  • Teen pregnancy

  • Fears/phobias

Teen Questions

Why would I see a therapist?

  • To talk about things (friends, relationships, parents, school, etc.)  that are bothering you.

  • To get an unbaised adult’s perspective on your situation.

  • To work through a problem that you don’t want to talk with parents or friends about.

  • To work through a problem that seems to never go away.

  • To better understand yourself.

What kinds of things can I talk about with my therapist?

  • Whatever you want to talk about, nothing is off limits!

Will my therapist tell my parent(s) what I talk about in therapy?

  • No. Your therapist will only talk with your parents if you are in danger, and the details will always be very minimal. Your therapist will discuss the rules about this during your intake session. In therapy, you really do have a private place to discuss whatever is on your mind.

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