Individual Counseling - Adolescents (14+)
Adolescence is a time of immense transition. Therapy can be of value not just to the adolescent but to the entire family as your child is provided a safe space to to explore possible turbulence as they maneuver through their milestones.
According to Erik Erikson (developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst), teenagers between the age of 12 and 18 years old fall into the Identity vs. Role confusion stage. A significant (but not sole) contributor to life experiences through their lens is peer relationships. Aside from treating mental health conditions, therapy is meant to promote resilience, improve interpersonal functioning, and regulate thoughts/emotions/behaviors.
3 things to prepare yourself with:
What concerning signs has the teen demonstrated?
What are YOUR concerns regarding the teen?
Does the teen have any present concerns?
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI], concerning signs that may warrant therapy are similar to those in an adult. Click here for list of signs.
If you seeking therapy for a teen between the ages of 14 and 19 years old, then please step into the Greater Zen.