Adolescents and Child Counseling in New Jersey
It is estimated by ChildTrends.org that approximately one in five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder. Most teenagers and adolescents will not seek out help on their own, and oftentimes it is difficult for them to admit that they are struggling. If you notice your teenager doing any of the following, seeking an experienced therapist can help:
- Isolating and/or withdrawing from family and friends
- Noticeably more agitated or angry
- Staying up all night for days at a time or frequently sleeping all day
- Skipping classes or whole days at school and not responding to school intervention
- Having problematic bad hygiene or not paying attention to their hygiene at all
- Talking to themselves often or seeming to carry on a conversation with someone who is not there
- Wearing layers of clothing during warm weather and not letting you see their arms or legs
- Crying a lot and displaying overwhelming sadness and/or hopelessness
- Being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Talking about hurting themselves or wanting to take their own life
Finding the right therapist for support, understanding, and guidance can make a huge difference. Colleen is experienced with helping children and adolescents with therapy, communication, and empathy. Click here to learn more about Colleen.
What to expect :
- Family therapy is utilized to help improve communication with your teenager, build trust and understanding between you and your teenager, and encourage family members to bond together to help one another.
- A Mindfulness therapeutic approach is utilized that emphasizes the building of Self-Awareness and Self-Acceptance.
- Your adolescent will learn to embrace their Authenticity and improve their overall Emotional Well-Being.
- Obstacles that are blocking your adolescent's path to personal happiness and fulfillment will be identified and removed one-by-one.
- You and your adolescent will work with the therapist to help your adolescent heal from shame and/or self-esteem issues.
- Your adolescent will collaborate together with the therapist to overcome depressive thoughts, anxiety, self-destructive behaviors, and/or peer-related issues.