Today’s youth face some unique challenges. In addition to self-esteem and body image issues that are common while growing up, they also have to contend with bullying, both in school and online. Issues of sex, teenage pregnancy, academic stress, and pressure from friends to try drugs and alcohol make it easy to see why many adolescents struggle.
Counseling can help these teens sort out the world around them so it makes more sense. It helps them begin to process trauma and grief so they become stronger mentally. It can also help them deal with any underlying issues that may exist, such as anxiety and depression.
Through counseling, adolescents gain access to healthier coping behaviors that they can use for the rest of their lives. They are able to build their self-esteem so they are less influenced by others and can make better decisions for themselves. Counseling helps teens understand that they already have all of the tools and skills to live a good life. All they need to do is learn how to use them.
At Tapestry Therapy, PLLC, we here to help with a wide variety of adolescent mental health issues, including: