How to Tell When It’s Time for Teen Anxiety Therapy

Teen Anxiety Therapy

Are you worried that your teen has too much anxiety? Does it seem as if your teen’s anxiety overwhelms them, going beyond just the typical ups and downs of being a teenager? It can be difficult to tell the difference. Here at Insight Treatment, we offer free evaluations. During one of these, our professionals can let you know whether or not your child would best benefit from our teen anxiety therapy and other treatments. There are different kinds of anxiety to look for in teenagers that, if you see enough signs, could mean that it’s time to reach out. 

Generalized Anxiety 

“Generalized Anxiety Disorder” can sound a bit vague, but really, it just means that your teen has anxiety that has a negative effect on their day-to-day life. That means it isn’t a “one-off,” something that comes and goes. Rather, it just never “goes.” So, they may end up being fatigued very easily, they could struggle to sleep too much, they might always be restless, irritable, and have trouble concentrating. That’s not to say that, if you see your teen do this a few times, they have GAD. Instead, if it seems like this is a constant issue, you’re going to want your teen to get help. 

Panic Disorder and Attacks 

“Panic attack” is one of those phrases that people may not know exactly what it means. It’s typically not like on TV or in the movies – it could be that your teen suddenly becomes very afraid, their breath gets short, they tremble, feel dizzy, their heart races, and other, similar concerns. A panic attack can be triggered by certain stimuli, yes, but it could also be something that just happens. If you believe your child has been struggling with panic attacks, we’re here to help. 

Social Anxiety 

Adolescence brings with it new social situations, experiences, mores, and expectations. As such, there are some teens that may struggle in social situations. However, if your teen has consistent anxiety in social situations, it’s entirely possible that they have social anxiety. It could be that they have real problems talking to other people, they struggle to speak up, it could be very difficult for them to make eye contact, and more. Here at Insight, we offer teen group therapy, which can help in many ways, not the least of which is to help with social skills, too. 

Teen Anxiety Therapy

Teen Anxiety Therapy and More 

In the decades that Insight Treatment has been around, we’ve helped teens with their mental health, to be able to overcome their struggles and develop the kinds of skills that are going to serve them through the rest of their days. In recent years, we’ve seen the need for teen mental health help grow exponentially. Each Insight Treatment is more than ready to help. To schedule an evaluation to see if we are the best fit for your teen, you can message us through our site or call us at (888) 295-9995