Are you worried about your teen’s up and down moods?
Is anxiety preventing your teen from fully engaging?
Is your teen struggling with school problems?
The teen years can be exciting but confusing for parents and teens alike. It’s time for increasing independence and for discovering new talents and likes. However, it can also be a time of intense stress and increasing demands. More schoolwork, first jobs, social pressures, and worries about college and grades often can affect your teen and their adjustment to middle and high school.
Changes in school, friends and physical changes can lead some teens to feel anxious or depressed. It’s normal for most teens to go through some ups and downs. Although, if your teen’s mood swings are more serious, it’s a good idea to check in with your son or daughter. Sometimes teens don’t show depression symptoms in the same way as adults. For instance, teens can be extremely irritable all the time rather than show signs of being sad.
Our trained counselors understand teens well. We can help your teen navigate the difficult waters of teen life.
Common Concerns Teen Counseling Can Address
Every teenager and every family is a little bit different. Therefore, the reasons you might choose to start counseling may be
different. Here are some of the common reasons parents of teens seek counseling for their teenager:
- Teen Depression
- School Refusal
- Generalized Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Test Anxiety
- Eating Disorders
- Low Self-esteem
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Issues
- Family Conflict
- A Traumatic Experience or PTSD
Counseling Can Help Your Teenager
Our skilled therapists love working with teens and will spend time getting to know them. Our teen therapists have helped countless teenagers improve their mental health. We also help parents gain confidence in parenting their teens and find ways to connect. The bottom line is that we believe in the power of counseling. Most importantly our teen counselors can help your teenager transition to young adulthood successfully.
The Wellview Counseling Approach to Teen Therapy
They create a warm, non-judgmental environment of respect and caring where your teenager can feel supported. Here your teen be able to explore and discover solutions to what is bothering them. We understand that sometimes it can be hard for people, especially teens, to open up and trust someone. We work hard to establish a consistent and nurturing relationship with your teen to address their worries. Confidentiality is an important part of this process, and we will work with you and your teen to establish appropriate boundaries.
Each person is unique, and we will tailor our plan to help with the specific needs and goals of your teen. Often, our therapists will use traditional talk therapy, but sometimes, teens enjoy more creative ways to express themselves.
Our therapists will use a variety of techniques to help your teen. More specifically, they may use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or DBT. Essentially, we will meet your teen where they are and plan treatment around their unique personality and needs.
Counseling for Teen Depression
Depression is common in teenagers. And is it any wonder? They are going through so many changes physically, emotionally, academically and more. And let’s not even get started on the social stressors of high school! Add to that expectation to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their life. Plus, any unique stressors your teen faces such as a loss of a friend, bullying, an illness a move, parent divorce or other difficult situations.
If your teen is acting withdrawn and moody, it may be more just than “normal teenage behavior.” They may be depressed. Furthermore, teenagers rarely want to be open with their parents about what they are experiencing. Even if you and your teen are close, they may feel like you don’t understand this or they don’t want to worry you. Many teenagers talk to their friends about their depression. Unfortunately, their friends aren’t trained in evidence-based counseling techniques. Their friends may also struggle with mental health problems.
If you suspect your teen is depressed, encourage them to get professional help. Explain the difference between a friend and a counselor. One way to explain it is that a friend will give them the best advice they possibly can. However, the therapist will help the teen find a variety of options for moving forward based on what’s worked for other teens.
*An important note about suicidal thoughts: Thoughts of suicide are unfortunately pretty common in teenagers, but should never be ignored! If your child has had suicidal thoughts, you should seek the help of a mental health professional as soon as possible. If you feel they are in immediate danger, please take your son or daughter to the nearest emergency room for evaluation.*
Anxiety Treatment for Teens
Test anxiety that keeps your child from showing what they know on tests. School anxiety that causes your teenager to miss school. Panic disorder leading to panic attacks at inconvenient times. Social anxiety that prevents your child from making friends.
Anxiety too is common in teenagers. The good news is that anxiety is very treatable. The skilled, compassionate teen therapists at Wellview Counseling know how to help your son or daughter cope with their anxiety and eventually face their fears in a systematic, safe way. Your teen doesn’t have to live held back by anxiety.
Trauma Treatment for Teens
Our teen therapists have extensive background in providing trauma treatment for teenagers. Whether your teenager has been sexually assaulted, is traumatized by the death of a loved one or was the victim of child abuse-we can help.
It’s important to note that trauma treatment is a specialized area in the field of mental health. It’s important to choose a therapist with a deep understanding of trauma. More specifically, a therapist who understands the impact of trauma on the developing brain of a child or teenager. Wellview Counseling is proud to offer this specialized treatment. We can help your teenager process difficult emotions, learn new coping skills, get unstuck from their past and move toward the future with confidence.
Begin Teen Counseling in Roswell, GA
You don’t have to worry whether your teen is struggling with school, engaging with others or expressing their emotions healthily. You can help support your teenager’s development with school, building relationships and managing thoughts and feelings through teen counseling. Our skilled teen therapists can help your child recognize emotions, process events, build confidence and begin to thrive! If you have questions or would like to start teen counseling in the Atlanta, GA area, please feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment. At Wellview Counseling we provide a place for healing and growth to help your teen unlock their full potential!
Other Services Offered at Wellview Counseling
In addition to providing teen counseling at our Roswell, GA clinic, we also offer several other services. These counseling services include child counseling and play therapy, family therapy, online counseling for children, teens and adults, social skills groups for kids, individual counseling, depression counseling, and anxiety treatment. If you are still unsure whether counseling is for you or your child, please feel free to reach out to us or refer to our frequently asked questions