Adolescence is a key time for developing an identity and forming lifelong healthy behaviors. However, mental health conditions among teens are on the rise. It’s normal for teenagers to be moody at times. But when are an adolescent’s mood swings a sign of something more…
The good news is that the therapists at CARE Counseling can help get through teen years and prepare for life as a young adult.
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.
Teens and adolescents face many of the same issues that concern adults, but without the life experience and development of adulthood to aid them. Many teens are still figuring out who they are and who they want to be. They may be coping with concerns around communication, identity, bullying, sexuality, and relationships.
at CARE Counseling
- Learn skills on how to cope with stress and regulate emotions.
- Explore values and identity at a crucial developmental stage.
- Learn communication skills for dealing with conflict in many arenas of life .