TEEN COUNSELING & CHILD THERAPY in Plantation
- Do you worry that your child or teen might be
depressed or anxious? Have you been thinking of teen counseling?
- Are you worried that your child is not doing well in
- Do you notice that your child or teen is isolating?
- Do you think your child or teen has an anger problem?
- Is your teen using alcohol or drugs?
- Has your child or teen gone through a major change
andmay not be adjusting well?
Our children go through emotional issues just like adults do, such as experiencing depression or anxiety and sometimes may benefit from child or teen counseling. This can be a scary situation for the parents, one that generate worries and even the feeling of impotence. For other parents, their primary concern is their behavior, such as not following rules at home or at school, or not completing chores or homework.
Our children are our most important part of our lives and we strive for the best for them. Teen Counseling or counseling for children can improve the family dynamic as a whole. My approach is one of focusing on your child’s strengths as well as collaborating with the parents so that the changes can be maintained at home without the need of long term therapeutic services. If you would like to read more about me, please click here. If your child is showing any of the following behaviors, professional help might be useful:
Feelings of anxiety or tension
Isolation or social withdrawal
Decrease in academic performance
Experiencing bullying or bullying others
Lost interest in previously enjoyed activities
TWEENS & TEENS
Entering adolescence is an exciting and difficult time for many teens. It is the time that adolescents create their identity and begin to see the world in an entirely different way that they did when they were children. It is a crucial time for a healthy launching into adulthood. In today’s world, there several topics regarding teens to worry about such as sex, drugs, violence, and social media.
DID YOU KNOW that during adolescence is when your child will develop his brain the most? More specifically, your teen will experience the largest growth of the frontal lobe from adolescence until early adulthood. The frontal lobe is responsible for problem solving, spontaneity, initiation, judgement, impulse control, and social and sexual behavior. Most of these are the areas that worry parents of teens; however, here is a list of behaviors that might need professional help:
- Severe Mood Swings
- Anger outbursts
- Crying spells
- Isolation or social withdrawal
- Decrease in academic performance
- Weight changes
- Sleep changes
- Experiencing bullying or bullying others
- Lost interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Drug or alcohol use
- Engaging in risky behaviors
Teen Counseling can be a way for your teen to learn how to manage his or her emotions, improve communication, and increase motivation to get responsibilities accomplished. My approach is one of focusing on your teens strengths. Counseling for adolescents can improve the family dynamic as a whole. When working individually with a teen, a clear policy of what will be communicated between the adolescent and the parent will be agreed upon during our first meeting.
On some occasions, approaching the concern of your teen as a family might be a better fit. As a family therapist, my approach is one of focusing on your teen and family strengths and of collaborating so that the changes can be maintained at home without the need of long term therapeutic services. If you would like to read more about me, please click here.