Teen Help and reasons teenagers will go to see a therapists: When teenagers go through a rough patch such as peer problems, family issues, etc they often feel supported when they can see a person outside of their system listen. Someone who is not there to tell them what they should do, say, how to act and respond. Even if the parents intentions are good, teens are not easily able to take the advice of their parents. This age group is striving for autonomy and independence. There are feelings of sadness, anger, helplessness, and frustration. They need to sort their problems out and have someone who can look outside of their blinders to see what they may not be seeing.
Counseling is there to provide support for teens when they are going through very hard times. It can be challenging to reach out and ask for help. Especially for teenagers. They may not know how to. It is important for parents to pick up on signs that their teen is struggling.
These are just a few ways to detect if your teen is struggling. Many teens may be told to attend therapy and some may seek it out for themselves. No matter what way, it is important that they learn to process their emotions and use the time to understand themselves better and learn to regulate and manage their thoughts and behaviors in a more effective way. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is very helpful with teens.
Seek help today and don’t put it off. Give your teen the extra support they need. it is hard being a teen today. They need all of the assistance in navigating this world they can get. Read more about my approach and seek if I am a good fit.