Survive the Rough Years
Teenagers are walking through one of the most difficult developmental stages of life, that is made even more grueling because of social media and the internet. During these adolescent/puberty years, teens are searching for their identity, moral code, sense of belonging, and independence, which gets more complicated with the pressure to “stay relevant” and get the most followers and likes on social media. From heartbreaks, to academic struggles, to self-worth/esteem issues, to hormonal changes, teens experience anxiety, depression, frequent emotional outbursts and meltdowns, which make teen years overwhelming for both them and their parents.
Teen counseling can help teens:
- Overcome their mental blocks
- Heal from their emotional pains
- Discover their identity and worth
- Learn how to regulate their emotions
- Develop healthy coping skills
- Break free from their unhealthy patterns
As teens mature, they begin differentiating themselves from their parents to develop their own identity and beliefs apart from them, so they begin asserting their opinions strongly and rebelling against parental control. The parent-teen relationship therefore becomes strained and conflictual during these turbulent years. We help parents learn how to connect/re-connect with their teens, enforce healthy boundaries, and enjoy family life free from conflict and dysfunction.
If you’re looking for help improving your relationship with your teen or for support and guidance with navigating through these difficult years, please reach out to us today for an assessment for teen counseling or to schedule your teen’s first appointment.