Adolescent Counseling

Mental health is an important part of a child‘s overall health and has a profound impact on an adolescent‘s physical health and his or her ability to succeed in school and in society. The mental health of a child is as important as the child‘s physical health in affecting how the child thinks, feels, and acts, both on the inside and outside. Mental health issues, if not attended to, can have a long term impact on an adolescent's ability to fulfill his or her potential as an adolescent and as an adult.

The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that 15 million adolescents in the United States are currently experiencing some form of mental disorder, and many more are at risk of developing a mental disorder due to a wide variety of risk factors, including biology and genetics; family, school, and community influences; and peer pressure. It is also estimated that only about 7 percent of these youths receive appropriate mental health services from qualified professional mental health service providers.

Research on adolescent psychology and psychotherapy has helped bring about great advancements in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in children and adolescents. When working with adolescents it is important to consider the complete spectrum of the adolescent‘s mental development in the areas of identity, emotions, social and family relations (and in particular one's relationship with significant caregivers), cognition, and biology and genetics. Insight oriented psychotherapy with an experienced therapist can help adolescents meet the challenges of growing up, such as stress, anxiety, depression, and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Therapy administered by a professional can also help adolescents overcome the effects of significant life events, such as a death in the family, trauma, abuse, parental separation or a global pandemic! Any of these life events can lead to problems with stress, anxiety, mood, appetite, sleep, and problems at school or at home. Other factors that may indicate that an adolescent may benefit from professional psychotherapy counseling include developmental delays, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, a significant downturn in academic performance, withdrawal from friends or family, mood swings, insomnia, bullying, signs of alcoholism or drug abuse, excessive gaming or screen time and sudden changes in appetite or eating habits.

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