Adolescent Counseling

We offer supportive adolescent counseling for teens to help with anxiety, depression, academic concerns and ADHD assessment and treatment. adolescent counseling

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Adolescent Counseling that Makes a Difference

Adolescent counseling that’s supportive focuses on building a trusting relationship with the counselor to help your teen or pre-teen express normal emotions and help them build confidence, self-control, and better coping skills with stress or negative feelings.

Parents frequently seek adolescent counseling for these common issues:

  • Shows signs of low self-esteem or self-injury
  • Has social anxiety or phobias
  • Your child seems depressed (gives up on normal tasks)
  • Difficulty adjusting to social situations
  • Is hyperactive or shows signs of ADHD
  • Has behavioral difficulties in school or at home
  • Needs help managing anger in a constructive way
  • Experienced a recent trauma or death of a loved one
  • Adjusting to changes after a separation or divorce

How Does Adolescent Counseling Work?

Our adolescent counseling takes into account the age and maturity of your teen when it comes to choosing the best treatment approach. This may include objective psychological testing such as an ADHD screening, academic  testing (IQ, giftedness, learning disability testing), or emotional testing. Your therapist focuses on trust-building and creating an alliance with you and your child while putting together a treatment plan and strategy for therapy.

  • Increase problem-solving capacities
  • Practice staying focused, organized, and on-task
  • Express emotions in a healthy way
  • Develop better verbal skills for emotional expression
  • Increase resiliency and self-direction
  • Reduce inappropriate behaviors

Your adolescent counselor will also provide support for you as a parent, which usually includes some meeting with you and your teen or pre-teen together as well as resources for education and parenting support.

Schedule Your Consultation

or call 202-629-1949