Transitioning well through childhood and adolescence is difficult. With pressure from peers, social media, teachers, and even self, your adolescent can understandably feel overwhelmed. Sometimes negative pressure can build up and result in feelings of anxiety, depression, and self-questioning. As a parent navigating this time in your child’s life, it is easy to feel stress and worry in figuring out how to help. You may notice your teen seeming withdrawn, less sociable, or just “off” but feel like conversations attempting to support his or her needs more often end in conflict rather than resolution.
Seeking therapy can help your child identify emotions, improve relationships, and develop a positive change strategy. Your child or adolescent will benefit from a non-judgmental, validating, and safe therapeutic relationship that increases identity awareness and confidence. The therapists at ACC will work with you and your child to create an individualized treatment plan and work toward goals such as positive communication and emotional connection. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about therapy and look forward to your call.