Child, Teen and Adolescent Therapy: In today’s world, children, teenagers and adolescents are faced with unprecedented challenges.
Your child or adolescent won't talk with you . . . or you simply see that something is off, but you can't figure out how to fix the situation.
With advances in technology and the accessibility of social media, comparison culture is at an all-time high, and many teens are suffering from self-esteem issues, depression and anxiety. Teens are feeling more pressure to be perfect now more than ever, with an internet audience judging their performance. Being a teen has always had its challenges in regards to grappling with identity issues, emerging sexuality and feeling connected, and managing relationships. However, more than ever, children, teens and adolescents are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and depression that gets in the way of their daily functioning. If your child, teen or adolescent child is having a hard time in their day-to-day life, it might be time to find a qualified child, teen or adolescent therapist to help guide them through.
At the Center for Growth, our child, teen and adolescent therapists are passionate and knowledgeable about working with children, teens and adolescents. Therapy for children differs from adult therapy, and it’s important to find therapists with the knowledge needed to properly treat teen-related issues and help your teenager reach their goals. Teenagers are more vulnerable than adults, having less control over their environments at home and at school. Teens also have lower control over their own impulses, as they are still getting to know themselves and testing their limits. If your teenager is struggling to regulate their emotions, or cope with stress or change, seeing a therapist now can help them to develop healthy coping skills that they can carry with them into adulthood.
Instances of parental divorce, bullying, community violence, COVID, racism and loss can be considered traumatic to a teenager. Teens are more susceptible to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing a trauma, or an overwhelming life event, than adults. This is because they are still figuring out how to make sense of their worlds and how to cope with strong emotions. They are still building their resources to manage life’s challenges. If your teenager is experiencing sleep disturbances, fearfulness, worry or if you notice behavioral changes, substance use or mood disturbances after a difficult event takes place, they might need extra support to process what happened and build healthy coping skills. This is crucial as young people are in the process of forming their identity. Therapy can increase resilience and reduce the impact a traumatic event has on a teen’s life. Early intervention is the key to helping a teen recover from traumatic circumstances.
At the Center for Growth, we focus on other teen issues with qualified therapists who treat ADHD, dyslexia, tourettes, focus and attention issues, eating disordered behavior, anxiety, OCD, compulsions, grief, loss, mood disorders, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship issues, and much much more….
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To locate a child, teen or adolescent therapist call 215 922 5683 and locate a therapist near Philadelphia, PA, Mechanicsville VA, Ocean City NJ or Santa Fe NM. We can help you decide which therapist is right for you. With multiple therapists on staff that have specialized training in working with children and adolescents with specified treatment modalities, we are confident that we can serve you in the best way possible! One of the benefits of seeing a child, teen or adolescent therapist at a large practice is that your child can try out more than one therapist free of charge. Chemistry matters.