It’s no surprise: life can be challenging and tumultuous for teens, who are undergoing constant developmental changes both physically and emotionally. These challenges are heightened by school stress, problems with peer relationships, and difficult life circumstances. They are especially prevalent now, in this era of massive uncertainty…and disappointment for your teen.
Counseling may be helpful for your teen if he or she…
- Seems sad, apathetic, or withdrawn
- Is often worried or stressed out
- is dealing with family changes such as divorce or family conflict
- Is drinking or using mood-altering drugs
- Self injures (cutting, burning)
- Has academic problems
- Lacks confidence or struggles with low self esteem
- Has difficulty with peer relationships
- Wants to sort through sexual orientation (LGBTQ) issues
- Has issues with body image, dieting, or weight
- Has experienced a major life transition or traumatic event
The good news is that counseling can really be helpful to your teen. He or she can
- Feel supported, hopeful, and optimistic
- Become more confident and fun to be around
- Feel more connected to peers and family
- Make better decisions
- Solve problems more effectively
- Figure out who they are and where they’re headed
How Can You Help My Teen Now?
Great news! You know how teens love to be online? Well, online counseling for teens (telehealth) is available and has been shown to be equally as effective as in-person counseling. They’ll love it!
You don’t need to feel lost or alone in helping your child. We’re nearby to help you help your teen, with offices in Park Ridge and in Willowbrook. Call today (630) 269-2886 or email us to learn more about how counseling can be helpful to your teen…and your family!