Adolescents are facing more challenges than ever before. They are growing up in a digital world, a competitive academic culture, and a tumultuous political climate. Biology indicates the adolescent brain is not fully formed until age 25, so they may be having a more difficult time navigating these treacherous waters on their own. Whether it's bullying, social media, self-esteem, peer/familial relationships, academic performance, or college admissions, a little support can go a long way.
Challenges adolescents are facing these days:
Most socialization is done via social media (i.e. SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Time management/study skills
Sexual orientation/gender identity
Establishing healthy boundaries/assertiveness
Anxiety and depression have been affecting the adolescent population more and more as of late, and this may be displayed through mood or behavior changes such as isolation/withdrawal, being more "on edge," losing interest in school or other activities, etc. If there is a concern these symptoms have surpassed the point of "teen angst" (which we've all experienced), adolescent therapy can help.
How can adolescent therapy help?
Clients who have participated in adolescent therapy report healthier relationships, higher self-esteem, greater balance in regard to technology use, increased emotional regulation, less risk taking behavior, more motivation in school, and improved academic performance.
Therapist focusing on adolescent therapy: Peggy Burns
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