Does your teen struggle with the pressures of school or have trouble coping with stress?
Is your teen irritable often, or does he or she appear down frequently?
Do you feel that your teen has low self-esteem?
Does your teen act out impulsively resulting in negative consequences, or does your family experience regular conflict surrounding issues with your teen?
Adolescence can be overwhelming.
During the teenage years, a variety of changes occur. Those changes can be physical, mental, or emotional. Since teenagers are still developing and discovering who they are, handling the stressors and changes of life can be difficult. Things going on in the world affect teens as well.
Adolescents can experience anxiety and depression like adults, but sometimes their symptoms show up in different ways. Teens may develop problematic behaviors or act out. They may withdraw from peers, or get involved with kids you may be concerned about. Teens may internalize their stress, and cause harm to themselves.
Have you noticed any of the following happening with your teen?
- Mood changes
- Isolation or withdrawal
- Trouble sleeping
- Behavior changes at home or school
- Conflict with peers
- Self-harm or negative self-talk
- A drop in grades
Parents want to help their teens.
Parenting an adolescent can be challenging. It is hard not to take it personally when your teen is angry and lashes out at you. Communication can be a struggle. Sometimes, parents need support to reconnect with and help their children. Professional counselors who are experienced in working with teens and their families can provide guidance.
Teen Counseling Can Help.
Therapists who know how to work with teens, can build connections in counseling. Teens can feel supported, learn new tools, and gain confidence.
In therapy, teens can:
- Learn to identify emotions and express them appropriately
- Build effective coping skills when stressed, anxious, angry, or sad
- Practice making healthy decisions
- Learn conflict resolution
- Develop healthier relationships with family and friends
- Build self-esteem
- Reduce harmful and risky behaviors
- Overall, experience more life satisfaction
Parents play a big role in the therapeutic process. Melissa Barton at Barton Counseling Services wants to keep you updated on your child’s progress while still respecting their privacy. She wants you both to feel comfortable with the work being done in counseling.
Start Teen Therapy Today.
Melissa utilizes an individualized approach that assesses the needs of each teen and family. Her approach can include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, and mindfulness training. She understands the importance of your teen’s mental health.
To start counseling for your teen in Katy, TX contact Melissa Barton, MA, LPC-S at Barton Counseling Services today.
She looks forward to hearing from you!
In addition to counseling for teens, some other services provided at Barton Counseling Services include family therapy, individual counseling for adults, counseling for young adults, counseling for anxiety, counseling for depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and supervision for LPC Interns. Contact the office to find out information on the ways that Melissa can assist you in your path to happiness.