Effective Teen Counseling

Navigating the teen years can be a rollercoaster ride, right? Whether it’s dealing with stress, school pressures, friendships, or just feeling a bit lost, we get that it’s not always easy.

If your teen is struggling with anxiety, mood swings, or finding it hard to open up, you’re not alone. Teen counseling is here to offer support, guidance, and a safe space to navigate these challenges together.

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Are you watching your teen Struggle or Constantly fighting with them?

Watching your once lively teenager become quiet or hurting themselves is hard. Maybe you used to be close but now there are non-stop fights or silence, and they’re always in their room or stuck to screens. Or perhaps your teen’s friends seem worrying.

We’ve been helping teens and families for a long time, so we get how tough it is for parents. The fear, sadness, anger, and not understanding what’s going on can be a lot to handle, making parents feel powerless and like there’s no hope.

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Why Choose Teen Counseling?

The teenage years are a rollercoaster for teens and parents alike. Between dealing with friends, school stress, changes in hormones, and more things to do, it’s a whole bunch to manage. Parents often come to us feeling worn out and upset, trying to help their child do their best or handle big fights and battles for control.

When your teen is going through a tough time, it affects everyone in the family. Parents feel a mix of emotions—feeling tired, scared, mad, and like there’s no hope. Finding the right help for your teen isn’t just about helping them; it’s a way to bring healing to the whole family.

Teen Counseling can help!

Our therapists are specifically trained to work with teens and their families struggling with a variety of issues.

  • Emotional problems like teenage sadness, worry, and excessive worry or habits in teens
  • Problem behaviors
  • Teen’s addiction problems (like drugs, video games, adult content)
  • Being bullied or having trouble in social situations
  • Feeling not so good about yourself
  • Not feeling very driven or inspired
  • Struggling with doing too much or being too perfect
  • Trouble focusing or being too hyperactive
  • Having special skills or being really talented
  • Going through tough events that cause stress
  • Problems caused by family changes, like parents getting divorced
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Signs your Teen may need Counseling

As a parent, you’re often the one who knows your teen best. If you notice anything concerning, seeking a free consultation can offer more insights. You might also find our blog on what’s typical and what’s not in teen behavior helpful. Generally, seeking counseling for your teen might be beneficial if you notice the following signs:

  • Rapid shifts in mood or behavior
  • Pulling away from friends or family
  • Actions like self-harm or being overly focused on looks or weight
  • Talking about death or thinking about suicide
  • Continual risky actions involving drugs, sex, or risky online behavior
  • Quick changes in grades or school behavior
  • Struggling with sleep, eating, school, or daily routines
  • Regular clashes at home (lying, breaking rules, sudden anger, etc.)

Our Teen Therapists Can Help

Finding the best therapist for your teen is really important. Our team is really good at helping teenagers and parents deal with all the changes during the teenage years. In our counseling sessions for teens, your child will learn useful ways to manage feelings and talk better, while parents will get helpful methods and feel better seeing their teen’s improvements.

Our approach to teen counseling

We believe everyone is different, and we use methods that work to help teens in therapy. Here’s what happens:

At first, we’ll have a session just for parents. This helps us learn about your child’s history, any past treatments, and understand their growth over time.

Then, the next 2-4 sessions focus on understanding your teen better, finding any possible issues, and making sure they feel comfortable in therapy. During this time, your teen can set their own goals.

Once we’ve built a good understanding and trust, your teen’s therapist will work with you and your teen to create a plan that fits them. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and learn how to support your teen.

In the beginning, teens usually have sessions weekly or every other week. We typically suggest around 12 sessions, but this can change depending on what your teen needs and how they’re doing.

Our therapists use a variety of teen counseling modalities depending on the particular teen’s needs. Some of these include:

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We’ll decide on the therapy approach, session duration, and treatment length together after the initial assessment. Throughout the process, you’ll stay fully informed and involved.

Respecting your teen’s autonomy and privacy is crucial. The content of sessions remains confidential, creating a safe, open space for your teen to honestly explore their concerns.

Other Mental Health Services Offered At Stone Oak Counselors

In addition to offering services for teen counseling, we also offer a wide range of services for adults, couples, and children. These services include Play TherapyAdult Counseling, Counseling for WomenCouples Counseling, & Trauma Counseling. Our goal is to meet you where you are and help guide you through the issues you are facing in a positive and supportive way.

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Additional Resources for Parents

How to Really Love your Teen – by Ross Campbell

Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions – by Harvey and Rathbone

Smart but Scattered Teens – by Guare, Dawson, Guare, & Craden

How to ADHD – YouTube Channel

National Aliance on Mental Illness – Resources for Parents