Adolescent Therapy

Adolescents face many stressors as they transition from childhood into adulthood.  Oftentimes, their behavior and attitude are good indicators that they might be struggling or having difficulty coping with things going on in their lives.  If you notice any of the following behaviors in your teen, counseling can be extremely helpful:

1. anxious, worries

2. depressed, sad

3. bored, lonely

4. bullying, threatening, starts fights

5. emotionally or physically violent toward others or animals

6. destroys property

7. lies, avoids responsibility

8. steals, shoplifts

9. promiscuous

10. drinks or takes drugs

11. cutting, self-mutilation

12. angry outbursts

13. withdrawn, secretive

14. truancy

15. school problems, poor grades

16. disrespect for authority

If your teen has exhibited any of the above behaviors, counseling can help him or her to cope with problems in healthy and appropriate ways.  Problems in adolescent years can lead to problems in adulthood affecting relationships, education, work, and socialization.  Don’t wait until the present issues develop into major problems and lead to poor choices and negative consequences.

Teens can develop a healthy outlook with an improved self-image and hope for the future.  Their relationships, school performance, and attitudes can improve.  They can adapt to the many demands of adulthood when they meet them, counseling can make the difference now!  Don’t wait until things gets worse.  There is help today. Counseling provides the kind of support, direction, and help that can make the difference in your teenager’s mental and physical health, relationships, and overall outlook.  Teens do not have to go through life’s struggles, frustrations, and losses alone.