Adolescents/Teens

Adolescents/Teens

ADOLESCENTS COUNSELING IN SIMPSONVILLE, SC

I specialize in working with teenage girls (ages 15 to college) who are struggling with the following:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • grief/loss
  • self worth and identity
  • body image issues
  • perfectionism
  • bullying
  • social skills
  • dating and relationships
  • stages of development and transitions
  • family conflict and family adjustments

Are these struggles that your teen daughter is facing? I’m here to help. When providing counseling to your adolescent, I will work collaboratively with the family to ensure your teen is getting the level of care needed to help her thrive at home and in school. I work closely with other practitioners and schools when needed to help bridge services and make sure your teenager is covered in all areas of life.

I believe that every young woman deserves to be happy, healthy, thriving in school and have good relationships.

If your teen girl is struggling,

CALL ME TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!

Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it isn’t always easy to differentiate between depression and normal teenage growing pains. But teen depression goes beyond moodiness. It’s a serious health problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Fortunately, it’s treatable – with the support of caring family and the help of a good therapist. Unlike adults, who have the ability to seek assistance on their own, teenagers rely on parents, teachers or other caregivers to recognize their suffering and get them the help they need.

Is it depression or teenage “growing pains”?

A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is par for the course with teens. But persistent changes in personality, mood, or behavior are red flags of a deeper problem. If you’re unsure if your teen daughter is depressed or just “being a teenager”, consider how long the symptoms have been going on, how severe they are, and how different she is acting from her usual self. Hormones and stress can explain the occasional struggle with teenage angst – but not continuous and unrelenting unhappiness, lethargy or irritability.

If you’re concerned about a teen, educate yourself on the symptoms of depression, build a support network for the teen – including parents, family & friends, teachers, coaches, youth pastor, a good therapist, and talk with a physician to see if medication is needed for severe depression or chronic anxiety.

Call me today, I’d love to help your teen girl enjoy being the unique, wonderful young woman she is and experience a happy, healthy life during her teenage years!