Teen Counseling and Therapy Orlando. Is there a need for more services to help reach our teens? We all know that the teen years can be challenging not only for the teens but their parents as well. Teens today are facing so many more pressures than the teen the prior generation. They are struggling to learn how to navigate in this society and understand their role in it. Teens may need the assistance of counseling and therapy specific to adolescent counseling. Parents need to be aware of the dangerous signs your teen may be showing in order to get them the help they need. Rarely will a teen come up to a parent and ask out right for help.
Many of the struggles we see with teens today are a normal stage of growing up as a teen. Peer pressure, changes in their moods, new interests, learning to express themselves clearly, etc. In these cases parents that are aware can easily help guide their teen through these areas by listening to them, allowing them to express themselves without jumping in to solve or fix the issue, and being patient with them. The goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment that the teen will be allowed to open up and communicate in.
All teens can benefit from talking to a counselor. I think most adults could as well. They need the chance to have a non-biased individual to support, listen and guide them through tough and indecisive times of their life. There are several benefits for a teen to seek therapy.
Seek help before it’s to late. Learn the signs and get as much support as you can if you suspect any changes in your teen that may lead you to think they are struggling. Doctors and school counselors can be a great source to recommend a therapist. For parents it is a good idea as well for you to attend individual and group counseling. Support with other parents is helpful. You don’t feel alone.
It’s important that you seek a therapist that has experience working with teens and one that is licensed. Understand their approach to working with teens. Some therapist may recommend that your teen seek psychiatric help in the form of medication. This will be assessed at the time of treatment should the therapist think that the teen is dealing with mental health issues.
We cannot let our teens go unseen. Our teens need us as a community and parents to not overlook them. They are often silently crying out for help. Let’s be there as a community to reach out and guide them through these tough times.