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Counseling For Teens Orlando They are asking for Help

Counseling For Teens Orlando

They are asking for Help

Counseling For Teens Orlando

Counseling For teens Orlando and the resistance I face daily to continue therapy with them is real. I cannot tell you how many times I will start therapy with a teen only to have the parent pull them from the counseling sessions for seemingly no apparent reason. Is it for no apparent reason or are the parents afraid that they themselves may have to look at their role in assisting or enabling their teen to get to the point at which counseling is necessary?

Counseling For Teens Orlando

Why They Go Unseen

Teens today are reaching out and asking for help more than ever. They struggle to find a way to coordinate care. They turn to their parents for guidance but are often met with resistance. A parent may shrug the request off and state that their child is fine. Could it be that it makes you nervous because when your teen is asking for help it may be partly due to the system at home? Parents want to instantly personalize it and think that they may have to “be exposed” in therapy. So many adults just like teens are conditioned to not ask for help. They see it as a weakness. This stigma must change.

Counseling For Teens Orlando

The Pressure Is Tremendous

Of course teens are struggling today. With the advances of social media, the rise in expectations to perform at unrealistic expectations in school, peer acceptance, etc. I honestly can say that I would not want to be a teen today. Imagine if I got in a fight with a friend in high school. The next day I wake up and my name is all over Facebook and Instagram saying hateful and unkind words that were not true. We have handed over a very powerful tool to teens that many cannot handle at this age. It leads to isolation, depression, anxiety and inability to have face to face conversations. The words panic attack and teens are heard together way to much. Shouldn’t we be a society concerned that more and more of our adolescent are having panic attacks?

Counseling For Teens Orlando
Counseling For Teens Orlando

Of course teens are struggling today. With the advances of social media, the rise in expectations to perform at unrealistic expectations in school, peer acceptance, etc. I honestly can say that I would not want to be a teen today. Imagine if I got in a fight with a friend in high school. The next day I wake up and my name is all over Facebook and Instagram saying hateful and unkind words that were not true. We have handed over a very powerful tool to teens that many cannot handle at this age. It leads to isolation, depression, anxiety and inability to have face to face conversations. The words panic attack and teens are heard together way to much. Shouldn’t we be a society concerned that more and more of our adolescent are having panic attacks?

Counseling for Teens Orlando

Get Them Help

So how do we start to change the stigma? It starts with the parents taking the lead and setting up the appointment. It may require that the parent be a part of the counseling process. If you cannot get real enough and look at the role or influences you play then your hurting your child and assisting in keeping them in this unhealthy state. Be brave enough to meet the needs of our teens today. They need the help and are asking for it.