We are here to support your teen.
Everyone can benefit from therapy, and your teen is no exception.
We all remember our teenage years – what a wonderful, energetic, confusing ride! It is a time full of firsts: learning how to drive, falling in love, getting a part time job—all while juggling body changes, school, family expectations, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
So many changes, all at once!
Parents typically wish for their teens to grow into happy and healthy adults, but sometimes, that journey can get a bit rocky. Teens face many stressors as they enter young adulthood and may become easily overwhelmed.
Is your teen struggling or acting out? Have you noticed frequent irritability or moodiness? Are you frustrated and at a loss on how to help?
If your teen is suffering, let us help.
No parent should have to watch their child stress and struggle—we are here for you.
What is therapy for teens?
Therapy for teens, or “teen therapy” is a treatment option designed to address the challenges teens face as they go through adolescence and move on to adulthood.
Caregivers seek therapy for their teens to help them manage unique stressors, such as:
- Divorce or separation of parents
- Family conflicts
- Death of a loved one
- School and athletic performance
- Bullying, rejection, or peer pressure
- Dating and social experiences
- Exploring gender and sexual identity
- Body image issues
Therapy can also help teens navigate mental health challenges, including:
- ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Physical and emotional trauma
- Self-destructive thoughts
- Screens, videogame, and social media addiction
Therapy for teens may involve parents or caregivers, at least in the beginning, though the therapist will mainly work one-on-one with your teen, similarly to adult therapy. This privacy will make your teen feel safe and build trust for better results. Of course, your teen’s therapist will let you know if your teen is at risk of harming themselves or others.
Does my teen need therapy?
While some teens can adapt to life stressors and youth challenges, others may suffer. Some may avoid relatives and friends. Some may obsess over schoolwork or sports to the extreme. Others may succumb to social media overuse or other unhealthy behaviors.
If you notice any of these common signs in your teen, therapy is advised:
Many teens remain confused or may not want to talk about these issues with their families. That is where we come in. Our licensed professional therapists can support you and your teen in navigating these difficulties.
How can therapy help my teen?
Therapy can help your teen in four key ways:
#1 – Identify the root cause
Teens tend to suffer from problems related to their age and unique situations, so an accurate diagnosis is crucial. The first session includes a diagnostic evaluation, where we identify the root cause of your teen’s issues and tailor treatment to their individual needs.
#2 – Provide a private space
Therapy offers a safe and confidential environment for your teen to share their thoughts and experiences—without worrying about what their family might or might not think. This haven allows them to explore their emotions, speak their mind, and feel heard.
#3 – Learn coping strategies
Teens may already tap into a set of behaviors to deal with their struggle, but those habits may prevent proper healing. Therapy can help your teen learn healthy and practical coping mechanisms to deal with stressors and emotional hardship.
#4 – Guide transition into adulthood
Therapy allows your teen to look inward and reflect on their future. Who are they? What do they value? Who do they want to become? Exploring these critical questions will guide them into a path of intention and a stronger sense of self as they grow up.
What is therapy for teens like at New Beginnings Psych?
Your teen deserves support.
At New Beginnings Psych, we provide therapy for teens and other psychotherapy services to assist in their personal growth. We are committed to helping your teen succeed in adolescence and transition into a bright future.
We offer in-person and online therapy sessions for your convenience. Our team has experience in a broad range of modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotionally
Focused Therapy (EFT), and many more.
Do not wait to seek help. Let us work together to give your teen a chance to heal and thrive.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!