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Teen Counseling: Navigating Adolescence Together

Challenges Faced by Teens

Adolescence is a phase in life that can be filled with both excitement and challenges. As teens navigate this journey, they often encounter various hurdles along the way that impact their mental and emotional well-being. 

 

Whether you’re a teenager seeking support or a concerned parent looking out for your child, you’ve come to the right place.

Child and Teen Anxiety

For Teens: Your Journey Matters
 

  • You’re Not Alone: Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or confused? It’s okay. We’re here to listen without judgment. Our licensed therapists specialize in teen issues such as school stress, relationships with peers, family conflict, identity issues, and anxiety/depression.

  • Express Yourself: Sometimes words get tangled up inside. We will allow you to communicate your way—whether through text, phone, or video sessions. No pressure, just understanding.

  • Empowerment: We believe in your resilience. Together, we’ll build coping skills, boost self-esteem, and help you navigate life’s twists and turns.
     

For Parents: Supporting Your Teen
 

  • Understanding Their World: Adolescents face unique challenges. Our experienced therapists comprehend the teenage landscape—peer pressure, identity, academic stress—and can guide both you and your child.

  • Improving Communication: Teen Counseling provides separate session environments for parents and teens. We can help to understand and support your teen throughout this process.

  • Reducing Family Conflict: Tension, defiance, and overall household disruption can be a challenge for the entire family. Working with a therapist can help break down these challenges and provide support for everyone involved.

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Top 10 Issues Facing Teens Today

It can be difficult to tell the difference between ups and downs that are just part of being an adolescent, and depression or other mental illnesses. Most adolescents have periods where they are moody and emotional during this time of physical and mental changes. We understand the unique needs of adolescents. Our experienced therapists provide support for teens on their journey:

 

  1. Depression and Anxiety:

    • Adolescents often grapple with feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and anxiety.
       

  2. Identity Exploration:

    • Teens seek to understand themselves better, leading to questions about identity, purpose, and self-worth.
       

  3. Peer Pressure and Social Acceptance:

    • The desire to fit in and be accepted by peers can lead to stress and emotional turmoil. Fear of rejection or judgment can affect self-esteem.
       

  4. Body Image Issues:

    • Adolescents face pressure to conform to societal beauty standards.

    • Negative body image can impact self-confidence and mental health.
       

  5. Academic Stress:

    • Balancing schoolwork, exams, and extracurricular activities can be overwhelming. Fear of failure or not meeting expectations adds emotional strain.
       

  6. Family Conflict:

    • Tensions within the family, disagreements, and changing family dynamics affect teens emotionally.
       

  7. Bullying and Cyberbullying:

    • Harassment from peers, whether in person or online, can cause emotional distress.
       

  8. Romantic Relationships:

    • First crushes, breakups, and navigating romantic feelings can be emotionally intense. Heartbreak and rejection are part of this emotional landscape.
       

  9. Self-Identity and Sexuality:

    • Adolescents explore their sexual orientation and gender identity.

    • Acceptance and understanding play a crucial role in their emotional development.
       

  10. Substance Abuse and Risky Behaviors:

    • Experimentation with drugs, alcohol, or risky behaviors can lead to emotional turmoil. Peer influence and curiosity contribute to these challenges.

How Can We Help?
 

Navigating adolescence isn’t easy—for teens or parents. But it’s a journey worth taking together. Our team of compassionate therapists at Egan Counseling & Consulting specialize in supporting teens through the ups and downs of life.

We have found that our clients are seeking evidence-based strategies to help their child manage anxiety, and sorting through various approaches and therapies can be overwhelming to say the least. Utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), DBT skills, Somatic Experiencing, and a person-centered approach, we assist teens and their parents in helping them become aware of irrational or negative thinking, so they can see situations clearly, process them, and respond to them in healthy ways.

Together at the Top

If you’re wondering whether these worries are a cause for concern, take the first step. Reach out to us today by completing our quick pre-intake form and we'll contact you within 48 hours to get you scheduled with the therapist who can best meet your family therapy needs. Additional inquiries can be made to our practice manager, Julie Clark, at support@egancounseling.com.

 

 Let’s navigate this together and empower your teen to thrive.

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