Treatment works for many adolescents experiencing mental health issues, but it must be assessed in order to work.
As children and adolescents grow, they are constantly in the process of developing the social skills and emotional intelligence necessary to lead healthy, happy lives. When children experience emotions or engage in behaviors that interfere with their happiness and ability to thrive, they may benefit from meeting with a mental health professional such as a therapist or counselor.
In teenage years, relationships with peers and academic performance become increasingly important in this stage. Children begin to display a wider and more complex range of emotions. This is a time when problems or disappointment in academic and social settings may lead to mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety. As academic and social tasks become more demanding, conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity and oppositional behavior may interfere.
Adolescents become more independent and begin to form identities based on experimentation with new behaviors and roles. Puberty usually occurs during this stage, bringing with it a host of physical and emotional changes. Changes during these often volatile adolescent years may strain parent-adolescent relationships, especially when new behaviors go beyond experimentation and cause problems at school or home, or if emotional highs and lows persist and lead to experiences such as anxiety or depression.
We can also help address Gaming Addiction. There are, of course, benefits to video games – creativity, cognitive skills and collaborative work to name a few. But when gaming is at the expense of schoolwork, physical exercise, family events, or social activities, then there may be a larger problem.
Teen Counseling addresses:
Anxiety and Depression
Improving Self-esteem and Self-worth
School Issues and Learning
Emotional Coping and Regulation Skills
Learn to recognize and apply coping skills
Change your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking
Cope with grief and mourning – don't get stuck
Believe in your own ability, skills and experience