Child and adolescent issues
Young people face many of the same problems as adults and must react without the benefit of experience. Child therapy and teen therapy can help provide young people with the tools they need.
Adults feel work stress while students struggle to compete academically. Both age groups often need help learning conflict resolution skills whether they’re in the boardroom or on the playground. Grown-ups sometimes feel like they don’t belong in a group, and teenagers must endure the same while suffering the hormonal swings of puberty.
Therapy provides young people a safe place to explore their feelings, reflect on their behavior, and work toward self-improvement.
How therapy can help youths
Counseling is a wonderful way to teach young people healthy and affirming strategies for dealing with stress, disappointment, sadness, and fear. A trusted therapist can give children and adolescents the foundation for strong mental health for the rest of their lives.
Child therapy and teen therapy can address specific issues, like impulse control, anger management, and drug use. Young people may also face bullying, burnout, and problems with friends. During sessions, a counselor can work with a child to figure out how those topics make them feel and help them identify healthy choices as they decide how to respond or not respond.
It is also worth remembering that many mental health issues first appear in late childhood or adolescence. Some common concerns that affect young people include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Families who address these problems early can spare young people from years of suffering. No one, regardless of age, needs to have a mental disorder diagnosis to benefit from therapy.
In some ways, mental health counseling is similar across age groups, but it is important to choose a counselor who has experience working with children and teens and is aware of the unique problems they face.
Contact the MindSol Wellness Center for child and teen therapy in Sarasota, FL
Our compassionate staff is proud to offer child counseling and teen counseling in Sarasota, FL. To schedule an appointment, call (941) 256-3725.