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Teen Therapy

With growth comes a certain degree of conflict, and therefore, life for adolescents and their families can be a turbulent period.

What is it?

Any parent of a teenager knows that there are a lot of emotional ups and downs. With the pressures of school, social lives, and the general confusion that comes with growing up, it’s no wonder they can get a little overwhelmed. Adolescence is often a transitional developmental period associated with growth and conflict. This is when we really begin to develop our sense of self, emerge as individuals, and move closer to determining who we are and how we fit into the world. Pressure from peers, school, family, and social media all pile on and can feel overwhelming for teens. In the midst of all of this, our capacity for reasoning and thinking through things rationally is continuing to develop through adolescence. From a biological standpoint, it’s natural for teens to respond emotionally and at times act impulsively.

    Signs Your Teen May Need Talk Therapy:

      School & Community
    • Their behavior at school or home has changed dramatically.
    • Their school performance changed.
    • They are under more stress than usual.
    • They are getting lower grades than normal.
    • They are moody at home.
    • They are getting in trouble at school or in the community.
    • You find them avoiding school or community activities.
      Friendships
    • They are no longer hanging out with their friends or have changed friend groups completely.
    • They have been avoiding all social functions recently.
    • They have anger towards their friends.
    • They lack a solid friend group.
      Anger & Irritability
    • Your teen is more irritable and quicker to anger than they used to be.
    • Anger or irritability is starting to affect their life.
    • Their anger is preventing them from functioning.
      Excessive worry
    • Worrying stops them from doing things.
    • Worrying about school and grades is so overwhelming that they cry frequently.
    • Worrying affects their sleep or mood.
      Dramatic changes in sleep habits
    • They’ve been sleeping much more or less.
    • They’re always tired.
    • They always want to take naps.
    • They prefer sleeping instead of doing something they once found fun.
      Self-destructive behavior
    • They’ve been cutting or self-harming.
    • They’ve been drinking alcohol.
    • They’ve been doing drugs.
    • They’ve been taking excessive risk.

Don’t see what you are looking for? No problem! We work with a network of amazing therapists and would be happy to connect you with someone who would fit your needs.

Therapy for adolescents and families provides an opportunity to enter a safe, therapeutic space where you can explore your individuality and learn skills to effectively identify emotions and navigate relationships. Our teen therapists are trained in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Virtual Reality Therapy.

We want to take care of you and make this process as simple as possible. We understand that because your experiences are unique, your therapist should be suited to your personalized needs. Once you complete your free 15 minute consultation, you’ll be matched with a therapist who best fits your goals, personality, and needs.

Houston Therapists Who Specialize in Therapy for Teen Therapy

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