Adolescence is a critical time in which young men and women begin to shift their self-conception from one based in a world of childhood to one based in adulthood. At this stage, adolescents begin to form their identity, one that will define them for a lifetime. For parents, this time can often be a stage that includes many arguments and consistent boundary testing. Yet it can also be a time of awesome wonder as your teenage son or daughter crosses over the sacred bridge from childhood to adulthood.
Sometimes, adolescents are affected by emotional strains that need to be resolved through counseling. Low self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, poor school performance, social isolation and shyness, chronic health issues, sexual acting out, substance abuse— these are just some of the issues that young people struggle with today.
When not attended to, these issues can have a disruptive impact on your adolescent’s well-being and ability to get along in daily life. At Healing Path Counseling Services, your adolescent will be helped to work through and resolve these difficulties so that he or she can get back on track.
Although most teenagers feel they should be treated like an adult, they have many needs that are unique to a teenager and need a therapist that understands these needs and specializes in helping adolescents overcome their difficulties, get their needs met, and help them on their way to developing into highly functional adults. In order to successfully intervene with a teenager it is highly recommended that you choose a therapist that specializes in adolescent therapy.