This time in a young person’s life is also when mental health concerns, like anxiety and depression, may first become noticeable. Teenagers with these concerns may withdraw, shut-down, lash-out, have difficulty concentrating, worry excessively, seem restless, or act differently than usual in other ways. While some of these behaviors are extremely normal for a person at this stage, experiencing them in excess may be a sign that they could benefit from help from a professional. Teenagers who are struggling can utilize counseling to name and address their concerns, while feeling supported and empowered.
In therapy at CARE Counseling, teenagers can work with a professional to feel heard, process emotions and stress, and learn new coping skills to help them handle life-transitions.