TEEN/ADOLESCENT COUNSELING
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Counseling for Teens/Adolescents. It’s not easy being a teenager. You’re expected to start acting like an adult even though you might not be treated like one. Adolescence is a very unique developmental period in our lives. Hormones are raging, friends mean so much more (it seems) than family, and the “what do I do after high school” can be a looming and ongoing worry. Between the demands of school, family, and friends, it can be difficult to express your true self in these different settings. Knowing who you are is an ongoing process throughout life. Adolescence is also a time of big physical and emotional changes which can cause issues both internally and between parents and teens. While everyone goes through this challenging period of life, we all experience it in a different way and it’s harder for some than others.

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What’s “typical” and what isn’t in Adolescence?  It can be hard to tell the difference between “typical” teenage angst and more serious problems. If you are a parent, watching your child go through puberty can seem like really big transition. Sometimes teens change their hairstyle (or cut it off), get piercings, tatoos or even start to experiment with alcohol or drugs. So many things fall within the range of typical teenage development. However, if you’re experiencing rapid emotional shifts that often feel out of control, problems at school like dropping grades or trouble with peers, unhealthy eating and sleeping habits, social anxiety, suicidal thoughts or self-harm behaviors or other impulsive/dangerous behaviors, then it might be time to see a therapist. There is a point where typical teenage stressors become difficult to balance. If you feel like your parents just don’t understand you (or if you are a parent and feel like you just don’t recognize your child anymore) and don’t know what else to do, it’s time to get help.

Why get treatment? There are many types of treatment including prevention and intervention. For many, eTherapy is a great way for teens to start to more about themselves, their choices and emotions. For others, the balance has been off for a little bit and things in their life are starting to go downhill with grades, fights, truancy or simply being withdrawn. There is no need to suffer when you can get treatment. Therapy is a great way for teens and adolescents and their parents to build a trusting relationship with someone outside of their close circle who can help them navigate through this period of life. Even if you don’t think your issues are that serious, don’t wait until they are.

eTherapy for teens/adolescents. Who has time for therapy when teenage life is so busy? With eTherapy, help can come right to your phone or computer on your own time. After a long day at school, doing homework, and going to practice, you can talk to your therapist from the comfort of your own room. Many therapists have nighttime and weekend appointments available to fit into a teen’s (and family’s) busy lifestyle! Schedule your FREE Synergy eTherapy consultation with a therapist in your area today!

Feel better! – Emotions and adolescence can be very overwhelming! With some guidance and support, we all can move through this phase in life with grace. Please know that we are here to help you find ways to manage your emotions, build self-confidence,
and improve your well-being. You are not alone in this fight to adulthood!

Synergy eTherapy really helps me to open up my mind and see things from a different perspective. The conversations are nice because I feel a lot less alone…

If at any time you feel suicidal, STOP and please call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your local emergency room. This site is not intended, nor equipt to handle crisis situations.

why wait?

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