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Therapy geared toward teenagers concentrates on the problems teens experience on a daily basis. Most of life’s experiences as a child allows them to pass through adolescence unscathed, often leading to a healthy and happy life. While other experiences teenagers have disrupted their well being, causing irritability and behavioral changes, school issues, and mental health concerns. If left untreated, these issues could grow into much bigger problems in adulthood.
Here at MindShift Psychological Services, we know the importance of the bonding experience between the therapist and client. We all have problems we can’t cope with alone and therapy is that outlet that helps people talk about their feelings. Therapy helps teenagers learn to trust, learn to work through problems in a healthy manner, communicate better, and learn new skills for success in life.
The following are events that may impact teens mental health:
- The birth of a sibling
- The death of a loved one
- Domestic Violence
- Divorce or Separation of parents or caregivers
- New school
- Pressure from expectations at school
- Health problems
Conditions our Therapist’s can help with:
- Eating disorders
- Oppositional Behavior
Therapy will help teenagers with painful feelings like:
- Low self-esteem
- Stress and worry
And what they may cause:
Depressed teens often experience emotional pain, but may not know how to cope or what to do. This might cause symptoms of negative self-talk, fatigue, anger, irritability, withdrawal from friends and family, and sleeping too much or not enough. The causes can include trauma, bullying, stress, biochemical imbalances, or genetic predisposition to depression. Untreated depression can lead to other serious problems, such as substance use, behavior problems, and medical issues.
Aggressive behavior, problems at school, problems with peers, easily getting annoyed or nervous, refusing to follow rules or questioning authority, having diﬃculty in handling frustration may be symptoms of more serious problems.
Whether it’s the pressures of a social life or concerns about school exams, stress can take a toll on our teenagers. All teens experience some amount of stress, but many teens suﬀer significant levels that might start to aﬀect their relationships, learning, and other areas.
Emotional, physical, behavioral, and cognitive changes can develop.
Substance Abuse Issues: Regrettably, teens might be introduced to alcohol and drugs at this stage of life. Teens who abuse alcohol and drugs may have a greater risk of developing an issue when they are adults. Common drugs that teenagers abuse include Marijuana, Synthetic Marijuana, prescription drugs RX (Adderall, Opioids, and Benzodiazepines), or over the counter medications, Inhalants, Methamphetamines, Cocaine, Ecstacy and Anabolic Steroids.
1 in 5 Teenagers Admit to Recreational Drug Use for the Following Reasons:
- To explore a curiosity
- Dependence on the drug
- Easily accessible
- Poor impulse control
- Elevate stress
- Self-medicating for mental or emotional problems
- To fit in
- Family predisposition
- As an escape