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Welcome to Counseling for Teens & Adolescents

Teenager counseling & therapy

 

If you & your teen are experiencing any of the following, therapy can help

  • Feeling frustrated & scared when they won’t talk to you about what’s really happening
  • Feeling helpless to help them
  • Know or suspect unsafe behavior is happening, like drugs, alcohol, or self-harm behavior (cutting, sexually acting out, etc.)
  • Your teen constantly troubled by challenges with their friends
  • Your teen struggles with depression and/or anxiety
  • Know they need support but annoyed because they reject it from you
  • Feeling sad because they aren’t the sweet kid you used to know

If you identify with any of these scenarios,

be sure to take some action soon to improve your situation.

To learn more about how we can help you:

call or text: 503-349-2281

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Counseling for Teens

Therapy for your teen can be one of the most effective and powerful things you can do.  This is because your teen needs help, guidance, and accountability. But here’s the trick…not from you.

Adolescents are a special breed for sure. They are busy becoming their own person and often they see you as a major impediment in doing that.

Counseling becomes a safe way for your teen to get the support and accountability they need. Whether they are troubled by depression or anxiety or something else, counseling is a proven path towards positive growth and maturity.

Counseling for Parents of Teens

Counseling can also be helpful for you, the parent. Therapy can help you navigate the complex and often illogical world of parenting an adolescent.  Therapy can help you relate to your child with more intentionality and patience.

benefits of Teen therapy in portland oregon

Benefits of Therapy for Teens are:

  • Increased self awareness for teen
  • Positive modeling & mentoring from an adult
  • Helps teen to regulate emotionally
  • Provides safe & neutral space for teens & their parents to communicate
  • Empowers teen through offering respect & understanding by an empathetic adult
  • Encourages teen to see responsibility as self-empowering & freeing
  • Helps to educate & empower teen to make safe choices
  • Teaches parents the often confusing  art of parenting a teen
  • More patience and intentionality from parent

Our Unique Approach to Therapy for Teenagers

Our skilled & experienced family therapists have been well-trained in family-systems in addition to the developmental needs of adolescents.  More than that, our counselors know how to connect with teens in an authentic and real way.

Teens need that realness in their relationships. They aren’t going to trust someone who isn’t willing to level with them. Our counselors also know how to skillfully help teens learn to safely take responsibility for their lives.

If our approach sounds appealing to you,

we would love to hear from you

call or text: 503-349-2281

OR

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