ADOLESCENTS

adolescents

At the Family Resource Counseling Center we offer individual counseling services for adolescents. Our work with adolescents focuses on providing a confidential and understanding environment in which personal issues can be explored.Therapy with teens often focuses on struggles related to family relationships, dating, decision making, peer group interactions and various stressors related to the process of entering adulthood. This can be a confusing time as it is full of important decisions. Our therapists excel working with this population and offer great balance and communication specific to the needs of teenagers and their families. In addition to individual counseling services for teenagers, we also offer family counseling, couple’s counseling, sibling counseling, testing & assessment and parenting classes designed specifically for parents of adolescents.

Areas of Treatment

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conflicts with peers and friends
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia or Bulimia
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loss or Grief
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity Confusion
  • Sleep problems or Insomnia
  • Social Skills
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Stress
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of therapy that allows an individual to spontaneously tap into feelings and thoughts that haven’t been expressed before, which can help promote personal development. By creating art and reflecting on the process, individuals can enhance self-awareness, process painful memories of stress and trauma, enhance coping skills and cognitive abilities, as well as enjoy the creative pleasures of making art.

Art therapy utilizes drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms. It is an effective form of therapy used with children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families to assess and treat symptoms such as: anxiety, depression, addiction, relational problems, trauma, social and emotional difficulties related to disability and illness, grief and loss, as well as physical, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

Parenting Support

Parenthood, the most wonderfully challenging role you can take on. One minute you feel competent and empowered, and the next overwhelmed and confused. You set out with good intentions, yet the path to meeting your parental goals might not always be clear. What felt effective one day, may not the next as your child is changing physically, cognitively, and emotionally. In addition, many parents are facing a variety of environmental factors such as balancing work life and parenthood, financial and/or family stress, possible trauma, and even a parent’s own personal stress level and mood. There are so many variants on a day-to-day basis that play into your ability to parent and make the best decisions you can, which may leave you questioning yourself and needing help.

Through the therapeutic process, you can gain support and guidance, as well as knowledge about child development and neurological growth. The goal is to help you feel comfortable and empowered in your decision-making process.

Please also visit our group services page for teen group information.