Preteen and Teen Therapy
Preteens and Teenagers Have you ever felt that your teen is talking in a foreign language that you do not understand? Feel that you have no idea what is going on in their life or world? There is a lot of pressure and influence on teens from their peers, school, the outside world, and social media. Sometimes the need someone to talk to that is not a family member or friend.
Changes in teens can be due to the onset of puberty (which can begin by the age of 11 or in some cases even earlier) hormones are in full motion, influencing changes in the body. Often anxiety and depression can be a symptom of these changes. Children grow through a variety of developmental milestones--physical and psychological. As they struggle to resolve their psychological development, they need the love, support, and structure. Not all therapists see teens, it can be difficult to break through and connect. Our therapists use a variety of techniques to help the teen open up and engage in therapy.
Involve your teen in the search for a counselor. Be clear that it is important to you that he or she feels comfortable with whoever works with them!
Appointment or Info (919)434-6398
800 West Williams St. Suite 203 Apex, NC 27502
e-mail info@SBcounseling.com Office Hours: Vary by Therapist Weekend/Evening appointments available
Areas that we specialize in working with preteens and teens include:
- Self-esteem & self confidence
- Depression/Mood Issues
- Peer relationships & negative peer influence
- ADHD & learning difficulties
- Academic underachievement
- Running away
- Anger management
- Coping with parents’ separation or divorce
- Substance abuse
- Issues with internet, texting, and social media use
- Oppositional & defiant behavior
- Self-harming behaviors (cutting, scratching, burning, etc.)
- Time management & organizational skills