Have you been wondering whether or not your child could benefit from counseling? Are you on the fence about if your kid is dealing with depression or some other issue related to mental health? It can be difficult, sometimes, to tell if your child is just “going through a phase” or if they could benefit from counseling. That’s just some of the reasons that we offer free evaluations. That way, you can know the truth. Should teen counseling for depression or some other mental health issue be right for your child, then the benefits can be plentiful.
A Greater Sense of Self
When anyone is dealing with mental health issues, whether they’re a teenager or not, it can feel like they aren’t in control of their lives and themselves. They can feel powerless and unable to cope, which can lead to negative and unhealthy coping mechanisms. Counseling can turn all of that around. By identifying the underlying causes for what they’re going through, your teen can learn exactly what those are and then, how to better deal with them.
Strengthen, Grow, and Rebuild Relationships
Mental health struggles can take a toll on practically every relationship in a teenager’s life. From their peers to their parents, teachers to teammates and others, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns can strain any relationship. But, through group therapy, counseling, and more, teens can develop their social skills. Thus, they’ll be better equipped to build relationships with practically everyone that they encounter. This is true for teens their own age, teachers, and the like, but these skills can stay with them as they grow, too. Here at Insight, we have many parent events, parent counseling, and more. Through this, parents will be able better go along the same journey as their teens.
Healthier Coping Mechanisms for Today and Tomorrow
So many teens, when dealing with mental health issues, develop maladaptive coping mechanisms. These self-harming behaviors, toxic substance abuse, and the like, may make the teen feel good for a moment but will inevitably make things worse. So much of our treatment is centered around changing those behaviors. By replacing maladaptive and negative coping mechanisms with positive ones, we’re able to provide your teen with the kind of skill set that will serve them well long after they’ve left Insight Treatment.
Experienced Teen Counseling for Depression and More
Counseling is just one of the ways that we can help your teens here at Insight. In addition to our intensive outpatient treatment, there’s also a day program, school support, and more. With a free evaluation, we’ll be able to best determine how your teen can be helped. To schedule that or to learn more, you can message us through our site or call (888) 295-9995.