Counseling & Psychotherapy for Teenagers
Adolescence is characterized by transition in many forms. Biologically, this is the time of puberty and “raging hormones.” Psychologically, this is a time of tremendous intellectual and cognitive growth best exemplified by the “know-it-all” teenager. Socially, teenagers are transitioning from operating predominately within the social structure of the family system to venturing out on their own to discover and develop their own social niche in the world. Each transition can present its own set of obstacles, but when significant life setbacks and/or mental illness enters into the picture, this period of life can quickly turn from being one of transition to one of seemingly inescapable turbulence for teenagers and their loved ones. Counseling for teenagers can include a wide variety of issues and strategies.
Common Mental Health Concerns in Teenagers
Counseling & Psychotherapy the Mindly Way
Per the wise words of Mary Poppins, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” While we consider therapy to be quite different from medicine, we believe Ms. Poppins was on to something. Talking with a mental health professional and participating in counseling or psychotherapy might not exactly be a teenager’s cup of tea, so we need to find a way to deliver effective treatment that takes into consideration the picky preferences of teenagers. At Mindly we offer a variety of treatment therapies including:
Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a broad category of psychotherapies proven to be an effective treatment for many mental health concerns including anxiety and depression.
Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT) is a treatment that identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral change. It is often used with individuals experiencing heightened emotional instability. DBT offers specific skills to cope with and change unhealthy behaviors.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a practical model with emphasis on clear, concise, realistic goals. It assumes clients have some knowledge of what would make their life better, even though they may need some help describing the details of what that could look like, and they already possess at least the minimal skills necessary to create solutions.
Family therapy is geared toward insight and understanding into relationship dynamics that may be contributing to problems for members. Identifying and developing healthier ways of resolving conflict within the family system allows the system to function better. Family therapy is an effective stand-alone treatment and can often be complementary to individual therapy, especially when working with children and adolescents.
THERAPISTS & COUNSELORS
All clinicians at Mindly are fully licensed to practice counseling and psychotherapy in the state of North Carolina.
ADOLESCENTS (14 – 17)
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CHILDREN 8 & UP, ADOLESCENTS,
ADULTS & COUPLES
CHILDREN 4 & UP, ADOLESCENTS, ADULTS, COUPLES