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 built 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.
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.