The teen years are more difficult to navigate now than ever before. It isn’t surprising that mood disorders commonly begin in the teen years with the increasing demands at school, friendship issues, peer pressure, hormone changes, and the ever changing world of technology.
As parents and caring adults you want to see your child happy and healthy; emotional health is as important to care for as physical health from childhood through adulthood. It could be helpful to schedule an assessment if you notice the following signs and symptoms: significant irritability and outbursts, missing school, tearfulness and crying spells, changes in grades, using drugs or alcohol, changes in friend groups, self harm, talk about suicide, changes in appetite and sleep, poor self image or lack of confidence, worry or fears that prevent them from typical in-person friendships, physical symptoms such as stomach aches or headaches that prevent them from participating in activities, struggles to participate in class or give school presentations.
At MWR Counseling you will have the option between several counselors who regularly work with teens and issues during adolescence. Goals for counseling will look different for each teen depending on their desired treatment outcomes and presenting symptoms.
Look no further than our team to help your teen learn new skills, have an unbiased place to talk through challenging situations, manage and become comfortable with uncomfortable emotions and to overcome the struggles they may be going through in adolescence so they can set and achieve their lifelong goals.
We are experienced in working with teens who have depression, self esteem issues, anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, children with addictions in family, trauma, ADHD.