Adolescent/Teen Counseling

Being a teenager holds a unique set of challenges! Teenagers are often under a great deal of stress and can be overwhelmed by their many social and family pressures. Teenagers struggle with different issues than adults such as identity and peer pressure. Therefore, providing teens with the opportunity to take part in their own counseling allows them to cultivate skills that foster independence. Therapy for adolescents can help teens improve their overall well-being as well as functioning at home, school, within the family, and with peers/social environment.

Common reasons adolescents/teens go to counseling:

  • acting out or disregarding rules
  • school failure or school refusal
  • isolation
  • struggles with peer or family relationships
  • signs of Anxiety or Depression
  • self-harm
  • suicidal Thoughts
  • increasing coping skills
  • social skills
  • trauma
  • parent separation & divorce
  • development of healthy personal identity/Self-esteem
  • life Transitions
 Upcoming Counseling Groups: 
  •  I Feel Better Now! Coping With Trauma (ages 12-14): This group will help teens of trauma process their difficult trauma experiences. Teens are assisted in developing a sense of safety from their trauma and a sense of control over their reactions. We will engage in processes that help them cope with past traumas and develop resiliency. This trauma intervention program was developed by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
    • Dates (6 week group): June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th
    • Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Cost: $50 each session
    • Registration required by June 1st. Space is limited! Call or email to reserve your spot today!
  •  I Feel Better Now! Coping With Trauma (ages 8-10): This group will help children of trauma process their difficult trauma experiences. Children are assisted in developing a sense of safety from their trauma and a sense of control over their reactions. We will engage in processes that help them cope with past traumas and develop resiliency. This trauma intervention program was developed by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.
    • Dates (6 week group): June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th
    • Time: 4:30- 5:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $50 each session
    • Registration required by June 1st. Space is limited! Call or email to reserve your spot today!

Questions Your Teen May Have

Why would I see a counselor?

  • To find better ways to handle overwhelming emotions or thoughts.
  • Learn new ways to help you feel better.
  • To better understand yourself.
  • Have someone to talk to.

What kinds of things can I talk about with my counselor?

  • Anything you want to talk about.

What can I expect in a counseling session?

  • In counseling you are approached as the expert on your life and your experiences.     You will receive support and guidance, and your thoughts and feelings will be heard without judgement or criticism. We will work together to best reach the goals that you set for yourself and to create positive change.