Adolescent Counseling | Teen Counseling and Therapy in Long Island
The teenage years can be one of the most difficult periods of time over the course of one’s life. The combination of physical changes and developmental shifts can sometimes make it extremely difficult to successfully adjust. Additionally, the increased challenges presented by technology / social media and pressure to succeed, can make it particularly difficult for a teenager to manage the demands of life. Similarly, parents may find it difficult to manage these various issues and can experience their own negative feelings and challenges with coping.
If you or your adolescent child is experiencing any of the following, it may be time for teen counseling or therapy:
- Anxiety, sadness, or depression that is overwhelming
- Trouble adjusting to new social standards or situations, or recovering from bullying
- Phone, internet, or pornography addiction
- Drug and alcohol use or dependence
- Self-esteem issues that make it harder to cope
Teen counseling is available for those struggling with their mental health. But it’s not necessarily just for those that have a mental health issue. Teen counseling also provides a safe, non-judgmental space to talk about the challenges associated with being a teenager and growing up in an increasingly difficult world.
Stress Coping and Emotional Growth
When you’re young, your first crush is your greatest love, and your first breakup your greatest sadness. Fear can keep you out of social circles, and pressure to fit in can make you choose behaviors that can put you and your health in danger. In fact, the teenage years are when your brain’s ability to cope with stress is still developing, and yet it can be some of the most stressful times in a person’s life.
In our teen therapy practice, these issues are exactly what we look to address.
We will have an open dialogue where any problems can be shared. We’ll work on things like:
- Improving self esteem
- Recovering from breakups, bullying, and other challenging life events
- Avoiding or overcoming addictions
- Creating more comfort and less anxiety in social settings
- Experiencing more happiness in your daily life
The teenage years do not have to be such a struggle. With offices in Garden City and Rockville Centre, and serving all of the Greater Long Island area, we can start working towards developing healthy coping mechanisms, quality social strategies, and healthier relationships with friends and family.
Call us today at (516) 732-0273 to get assistance for your adolescent, and let’s discuss what Long Island teen counseling entails, and why psychotherapy can be so beneficial.
We are pleased to have two offices for convenience, one in Garden City and Rockville Centre, in Nassau County on Long Island, NY. We also offer both phone and TeleHealth video counseling for those anywhere within the entire state of New York.