THERAPY FOR TEENS
Teen Mental Health in Cedar Park, TX
Adolescence is a rough time for any kid. Being a teenager brings a mix of emotions, hormones, and life changes that many teens aren't ready to address head-on.
Between school, navigating relationships, managing friendships, after school activities, and figuring out the expectations adults have of you - it's a lot! Teenagers today are dealing with so much and these issues can create stress and anxiety that can manifest into physical and mental ailments.
Therapy for teens combines a mix of talk therapy and play therapy to teach teens to manage their lives as they grow into adulthood.
As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else on the planet. You know when something's up and you should trust your instinct.
When teens are depressed, there are some common signs to look for:
Withdrawing from things they love
Isolating themselves from loved ones
Loss of joy
More frequent emotional outbursts
Grades drop with no explanation
Sometimes, when not treated and addressed, depression can evolve into self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Your child may have a hard time speaking to you - this is where therapy can help.
If your child is exhibiting signs of depression, get help today.
Learning to Communicate
Therapy is as much for the teenager as it is for the parent. It's important for parents to learn how to effectively communicate with their teen in order to grow their relationship and it's helpful in getting your child to open up to you.
Let's face it, teens aren't the greatest communicators. Through therapy, they can learn to effectively convey their feelings while also learning to set up proper boundaries. Communication is a big part of building self confidence and giving teens the building blocks to say what they mean while meaning what they say will help them grow into confident adults.
USING THERAPY TO BUILD SELF-ACCEPTANCE
Confidence in kids is not built-in. Here's how therapy can help.
GOALS & EXPECTATIONS
Perfection is not realistic. Through therapy, teens learn to destroy the idea that perfection is attainable. Self acceptance will come within the therapy process as we set and achieve goals.
How a teenager sees themself is not always how other see them. We work on processing the different ways someone can be intelligent while helping them learn to be OKAY with giving and accepting their best.
Navigating friendships is hard. By talking about friendships, teens learn to see whether they are spending time with those that build them up or tear them down. This teaches them about true friendships.
Teen therapy is a process that takes time.
Therapy for teenagers consists of 45-50 minute sessions that will help your child work through stress, anxiety, and their concerns. It will help them build and attain goals while keeping you informed on their progress.