Have you felt that your child isn’t participating in activities that they found fun anymore? Do you worry that your child is constantly struggling with depression? Those are just a few of the signs that your child may be struggling with their mental health. This is far more common than many parents think. It is possible to get help. At our Insight Treatment in Van Nuys, for example, we offer qualified teen counseling in the valley. This can help your teen in a variety of ways.
When we think of “mental health,” we don’t realize the toll that it can take on our physical health. Case in point, if your teen is struggling with their mental health, then it’s entirely possible (if not likely) that they aren’t sleeping well, either. Moreover, they may also have an unhealthy diet, whether it comes from eating too much or eating too little. Counseling and other treatments can help with that, which will lead to them feeling better physically which, in turn, can lead to improvements in their mental health as well.
Mental and Emotional Improvement
There are many other benefits to teen counseling that you may not be able to physically “see” but they are tangible nonetheless. For starters, as your teen works through their mental health concerns, it’s possible they’ll have more energy, which can lead to having more interest in those activities they enjoyed (which they may have eschewed). Beyond that, it could be that they have more of an appetite for healthy, positive social connections, too. That can lead to fewer feelings of depression, anxiety, worthlessness, and more.
Skills for the Journey Ahead
You want your teen to be able to develop the kinds of skills and abilities in their adolescence that will serve them well throughout the rest of their life. Counseling can help with that, too. Yes, it’s important to learn the value of hard work, but it’s also important to be able to learn how to relax, how to rest, and how to feel at peace with yourself. Counseling, over the years, has helped many teenagers to be able to find healthier ways to cope with and regulate their emotions. This can help your teen in their social life, their professional life, and so much more.
Sign Up for Teen Counseling in the Valley Today
Here at Insight Treatment, we offer multiple kinds of teen counseling. Yes, there is one on one counseling with our therapists. But, we also have group counseling, too. In these safe, comfortable teen support groups, teens can learn from each other. By interacting with others who are dealing with the same struggles they are, your teens can see that they aren’t alone and that there is hope. For a free assessment from our professionals, you can message us through our site or call us at (888) 295-9995.