Adolescence can be a difficult time for parents and teens. Navigating through these years can be stressful for everyone involved, as the emerging adult experiences physical, mental, and emotional changes.
While challenges and disagreements can be a normal part of this time, outside support, encouragement, and perspective can help.
Adolescents experience stress and can benefit from therapy just like adults. Therapy helps identify causes of stress, develop skills for expression, and improve problem solving. Through identifying and developing strengths and growth areas, therapy can provide you with the opportunity to explore and experience your best self. Group therapy can be a useful tool for teenagers to gain perspective from peers.
Video Counseling for Teens
Many parents wonder if online therapy is right for their teen. Teens may wonder how the process works and if it’s effective. Online therapy can be beneficial to teens in certain situations, and to those who are experiencing certain symptoms.
Teens are comfortable with the Internet, so online therapy may feel more comfortable to them. For teens with busy schedules, sensitive experiences, or those far away from a therapist, online therapy provides a convenient way to get the help they need. It can also eliminate some of the anxieties that come with attending therapy – embarrassment while sitting in the waiting area, stigma about certain experiences such as sexuality or identity, etc. Flexibility in scheduling saves travel time, and makes it easier on parents trying to juggle family schedules!
Teens enter therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Some areas include: