The Teenage Brain
Adolescence is a time of many changes. Biologically, this is the time of puberty and “raging hormones.” Psychologically, this is a time of tremendous intellectual and cognitive growth best exemplified by the “know-it-all” teenager. Socially, during this time teenagers are transitioning from operating predominately within the social structure of the family system to venturing out on their own to discover and develop their own social niche in the world.
Does My Teen Need Counseling?
Things to Consider
- Are there stressors Present? (divorce, separation, move, loss)
- Has there been a significant mood change or increase in severity?
- Is your teen self medicating? (drugs, alcohol, etc)
- Degree of dysfunction
- Degree of parental frustration
Please don't feel like you have to make this decision alone. One of the most important things our therapists do is help parents make a step by step plan for the best plan of action moving forward. Our therapists at Clarity are trained and eager to work with your family to help you decide whether or not your teen can benefit from therapy. Ready to start? Click here to schedule a consultation session.
What Are Common Adolescent and Teen Therapy Concerns?
- Academic Underachievement
- Behavioral Issues & Acting Out
- Conduct Disorder
- Divorce Issues
- Drug and Alcohol Use
- Eating Disorder Treatment
- Eating Issues / Disordered Eating
- Low Self-Esteem
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Peer Relationship Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Stressors or Life Change: divorce, seperation, illness, move, loss, etc.
- Separation Anxiety Issues
- Trouble at School
- Trouble at Home
- Stressed Overachievers