Currently, my practice accepts adolescents age 16 or older who are receptive to the idea of counseling.
Adolescence can be confusing for both parents and teens. Most teens seek independence, but still require parental guidance and boundaries. Teenagers may become more argumentative, moody, or quick to anger. This is typical teen behavior and can sometimes mimic depression and anxiety. Other times, depression and anxiety can manifest as these very same behaviors.
So, how do you know when a teen is “just being a teen” or something more is going on? If your teen is experiencing one or more of the following behaviors, it might be time to find out:
- A sustained drop in grades/ongoing problems at school
- Physical changes such as appearing worn down and tired
- Less time spent with friends/family and more time isolating
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
- An increase in angry outbursts
Professional counseling can serve as an extension of parental guidance, as well as provide valuable tools for mental health and wellness that a young person can draw on for the rest of his or her life.
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