Have you worried about your teen’s depression?
Is anxiety causing school problems for your adolescent?
Does your teenager’s emotions change from minute to minute?
A Note to Teens:
Your high school years will be some of the most difficult of your life. Navigating school, family life and the intense social pressure associated with being a teenager can be difficult. When you throw in additional stress such as a part time job, pressure to choose a college, a parent’s divorce or any number of other factors it’s no wonder teen depression and anxiety is so common!
The good news is that we’re here to help. The counselors at Outside the Norm Counseling want to help you. We will treat you with respect, honor your confidentiality and help you accomplish the goals you set for yourself. Counseling can help you make the most of your teen years.
A Note to Parents of Teenagers:
You want the best for your adolescent, but they don’t seem to come with any sort of handbook. Parenting a teenager is stressful, especially when you can see they are struggling. You want to help so you try to tell your son or daughter that you are there for them but it still feels like every time you speak you are somehow saying the wrong thing.
Which Teenagers Benefit From Therapy Services?
The truth is that most people benefit from having a trusted, neutral person to talk to about the most difficult things in their life. But counseling is especially important for teenagers facing some of the following issues:
- Teen Depression
- Anxiety: Test anxiety, social anxiety, frequent worrying
- School refusal
- Low Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Substance Abuse
- Sudden Drop in Grade
- Eating Disorders
- ADHD or difficulty focusing
- Grief & loss
- Adjusting to major life changes such as a move
- LGBTQ issues such as questioning gender or decisions about coming out
- Relationship problems with parents, friends or significant others
How Does Counseling Help Teenagers?
Teen therapy helps you as a young person begin to really form your own identity. Have you wondered about the difference between a friend and a therapist? Many teens tell us that they turn to their friends for support and guidance when things get tough and that’s wonderful! But there is a difference… A friend will offer you the best advice they can based on what they’ve experienced or seen others experience. A counselor helps you figure out the answers for yourself. We believe teenagers are the experts on their own life. So, a teen therapist helps them discover their own values and find new ways of thinking about the things that are the most important to them.
Research shows that the most important factor if counseling will work is the relationship between the therapist and client. That is why the expert counselors at Outside the Norm Counseling will work hard to make a connection with your teenager and help show them the value of opening up in counseling.
Beyond building strong therapeutic relationships, our therapists use evidence-based methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. These treatment approaches have helped millions of other teenagers improve their mental health. We will tailor our approach to your specific adolescent, but in general, we will work with your teenager to identify, express, and relate to their thoughts and feelings in a new, more skillful way.
Beginning Teen Counseling Today in Temecula, CA
If your teen is ready to begin counseling, we are here to help! As a Temecula, CA counseling clinic, we specialize in helping teens and adults live their life to the fullest. Whether your teen is struggling with depression, anxiety, self harm, self esteem issues or any number of mental health concerns; counseling can help. Our skilled therapists can also help parents looking for marriage counseling or mom’s looking for help coping with the stress of balancing work and home. We look forward to helping your teen develop the right set of skills to confidently face whatever they need to navigate in their own life. Please contact us today to set up an intake appointment & help your teenager improve their mental health starting today.