Parents Seeking Counseling for Troubled Teens
Parenting a teenager isn’t a simple task. However, if your teenager is depressed, has violet tendencies, or is abusing alcohol or drugs, you may feel completely overwhelmed. You’ve exhausted yourself staying up late at night, worrying about who your child’s with and what they’re doing and may feel despair over failed communication and seeming never ending fights. While you may feel that there is nowhere to turn, the experienced counselors of Insight Treatment are here to offer help. Let us help you take the steps needed to get your and your teenagers relationship back on track with our teenage counseling services. At Insight Treatment, our goal is to help your teen fluidly transition into a happy and successful young adult.
As your teenager comes of age, he or she will feel the inevitable urge to assert their independence in hopes of finding a concrete identity for themselves. Throughout the entirety of this process, many teens experience a number of behavior changes that may seem alarming or bizarre. While your child was once a sweet and obedient wallflower, you may have a hard time recognizing them in their newly discovered teenage self. While your teenager may welcome the changes brought on by adolescent hormones with open arms, as a parent, you may not feel the same way.
Normal Teen vs. Troubled Teen Behavior
As teenagers begin to assert their independence and find their own identity, many experience behavioral changes that can seem bizarre and unpredictable to parents. Your sweet, obedient child who once couldn’t bear to be separated from you now won’t be seen within 20 yards of you, and greets everything you say with a roll of the eyes or the slam of a door. These, unfortunately, are the actions of a normal teenager. As the parent of a child coming into their teenage years, you’re going to want to be able to differentiate whether your child’s behavior is typical, or outright troublesome. Troubled teens face emotional and behavioral issues that reach far beyond normal teenage issues. Teens that time and time again practice risky behavior like violence, drinking, drug use, sex, self-harming, theft and other criminal acts are candidates for teenage counseling services. On the other hand, teens experiencing mental health issues like eating disorders, depression or severe anxiety may be more open to taking advantage of counseling.
Counseling for Troubled Teens at Insight Treatment
At Insight, our teenage counseling services and therapy sessions are offered for groups, individuals and families. Our clinical staff team have undergone extensive training in the assessment and treatment of teen related emotional and behavioral problems. By offering therapeutic intervention methods and parent training, our counseling program aims to build appropriate limits and healthy practices in the parent-child relationship. Depending on the needs of our individual clients, we’re able to custom tailor our therapy programs to help struggling teens and their parents find a healthy balance.
We look forward to speaking with you to answer any questions you may have. All calls are confidential and we offer an initial assessment at no charge. Knowing when and where to seek help can be confusing. We are happy to assist you in finding the best treatment program for your teen and family.