counseling for teens

Sometimes, you feel like someone flipped a switch in your sweet child’s brain.
Your child has been replaced by a restless, anxious teen.
You worry that the bad moments with your kid will outweigh the good ones.


Sometimes, Teens Have a Hard Time Processing Change

Major life changes, such as starting school are hard for teens to process. The confusion and discomfort they’re feeling often appear in the form of behavior issues. Maybe, your teen is currently experiencing a major change in their life. Teens can’t cope with uncertainty. It makes them unsure of what will happen next.


Some symptoms of anxiety in teens include:

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping or fatigue
  • Muscle tension

 

As a Parent, You Want to Help Your Teen Overcome Their Anxiety

Teens look to others for reassurance. This can cause you anxiety as well. Especially, if you fear they are turning to the wrong sources for reassurance. It’s common for teens to suffer from anxiety, but we can help. Our therapists work with teens every day to increase their coping skills and try to understand their feelings.


Teenage Years Are a Time of Transition, New Feelings, and Navigating Challenges

Right now, your teen is trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. This can also be a frustrating and stressful time for parents. Does your teen seem overly stressed or anxious? Do you think your teen could benefit from a boost in self-esteem or learning new coping skills? Are they showing signs of depression?

Symptoms of depression in teens include:

  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Extremely sensitivity to criticism or failure
  • Insomnia
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Loss of joy in things they once were excited about
  • Irritability
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide


If you worry that your child may be experiencing suicidal thoughts please seek help from the National Suicide Lifeline or take them to see a doctor or to the ER.


Parenting a Teen is Challenging

Do you feel like you’re constantly fighting with your teen, being lied to, or even avoided? Maybe, you get the feeling that you just can’t do anything right in the eyes of your teen? This is a time when they experience so many changes in their lives. They are running into problems they’ve never dealt with before. Social media is always there in the background, adding more fuel to the fire of their complicated experiences. The pressure to compete with their peers and be the best can be overwhelming. Teens need to be able to express their emotions and learn to handle them in a healthy, positive way. This is a major key in their emotional development.


Our Counselors Provide Teen Therapy Every Day

The therapy staff at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch is proud to offer teen therapy. We truly believe in the power that therapy has to create lasting change in a teen’s life. The tools they will learn in therapy will help them be successful and happy at home, at school, and in the world.


Some of the concerns addressed by our therapists are:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Understanding & expressing emotions
  • Communication
  • Coping skills
  • Social skills
  • Perfectionism
  • Life changes


Teen Therapy is Different from Adult Counseling

Teens are still developing their emotional intelligence. Also, you, as the parent play a big role in the therapeutic process. Our therapists work to keep you updated on your child’s struggles and progress while still respecting their privacy. We want you both to feel comfortable with the work that is being done in therapy.


The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch’s Approach to Teen Therapy

We use a combination of different treatments when working with teens. These include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mindfulness-based therapy, and group therapy. Our therapists work with you and your child to determine the best approach. Therapy provides support and resources on the amazing and complicated journey of parenthood. We understand how important it is that your teen has a strong sense of self. It’s important that they learn to make their mental health a priority.


Begin Teen Therapy in Katy, TX

You want your teen to succeed and be happy, and our counselors can help. To begin teen counseling in Katy, TX please follow these steps:


Other Services Offered at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch

In addition to teen therapy, our mental health clinic in Katy, TX offers a variety of counseling services to clients of all ages. Ultimately, our goal is to help you, or your child, stand strong in your life. Our counseling services include individual counseling, counseling for depression, family therapy, counseling for young adults, anxiety treatment, trauma treatment, eating disorder treatment, counseling for women, and group counseling. Contact our therapy clinic to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your family find peace and happiness.