YOU MAY HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT TEEN THERAPY
Does there have to be a major issue with my teen’s mental health for us to seek therapy?
Talking with a professional allows your adolescent child to get a sense of how they appear to other people, helps them get feedback on whatever they may be feeling and offers insight on how those emotions are affecting their everyday life. Therapy can be utilized to address specific concerns and it may also be utilized as a means to support a teen in their development and understanding of themselves.
Why can’t my teen work through this with me at home?
There are many similarities between parents or guardians and the relationship with a therapist. Both involve nurturing, a depth of intimacy with one another, and the existence of a power differential. Yet there are main differences that are key to the success of the therapeutic relationship. A therapist is responsible for maintaining professional boundaries, providing non judgment, nurturing, and an unquenchable desire to understand their client’s experience. Even if parents or guardians are available and have a strong relationship with their teen, the teenager could benefit from a neutral perspective provided from a therapist.
Is my child too young to need therapy?
Similar to adults, young children and adolescents can also experience difficulty in maintaining one’s mental health. Teens are just as vulnerable to anxiety, stress, depression and other difficult issues. Teens are developing recognition of their challenges and locate effective means to express their internal experience and then cope with daily life in a healthier manner.
Through modeling connection to self, use of mindfulness techniques, somatic awareness, and non-violent communication, therapists at Louisville Family Center offer new ways for clients to acknowledge and interpret their lived experiences. These practices in combination with a heart centered approach, provide adolescent clients with an opportunity to explore their relationship to self, others, and their environment.
If you would like to talk with a therapist to see if teen therapy is something that will help your family please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will try to get back to you within 24 hours. 303-604-6373 or firstname.lastname@example.org