Adolescent Therapy

A space for teenagers and families to foster mental and emotional wellbeing.

What is Adolescent Therapy?

Adolescence is a significant and often challenging period of life. While some teenagers navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood with ease, many suffer at this time of life beyond what would be considered typical teenage ups and downs.

At Behr Psychology, we specialize in providing comprehensive adolescent therapy to help teens navigate this critical period. If you’re searching for “adolescence therapy near me” or “therapy for adolescents,” we are here to support your teen needs.

Why adolescent therapy is crucial

Nearly 50 percent of teenagers in the US experience mental health concerns at some point in their lives. Addressing these issues early can significantly impact your child’s future, helping them grow into healthy and happy adults.

Common issues in adolescents

Adolescent mental health has become a national emergency in recent years. Anxiety and depression affect more children and teenagers than ever.

Anxiety in teens often manifests as excessive worry, panic attacks, and social anxiety.

Depression in adolescence is characterized by persistent sadness, a loss of interest in activities, and changes in sleep or appetite.

Additionally, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are common in this age group, involving extreme behaviors related to food, weight, and body image.

Signs Your Teen May Need Therapy

  • Self-harm or risky behaviors
  • Social isolation or change of friends
  • Struggles at home or school
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Increased anger and irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

If you observe these signs, it’s crucial to seek professional help. Behr Therapy’s adolescent therapy services provide a safe space for teens to express their feelings and develop coping strategies.

How Therapy for Adolescents Works

Therapy can help teens by:

  • Improving social skills and relationships
  • Enhancing self-understanding and goal-setting
  • Managing depression, anger, and other emotions
  • Changing negative behavior patterns
  • Boosting self-confidence

Why adolescent therapy at Behr Psychology?

We offer various therapeutic approaches tailored to your teen’s needs, including cognitive-behavioral, family, and group therapy. Our therapists also provide adolescent therapy activities in PDF format to reinforce skills learned during sessions.

At Behr Psychology, we aim to support your teen’s mental health journey and ensure their thriving during adolescence and beyond. We offer in-person consultations at our Midtown West and Upper West Side offices and online sessions for those in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina, and California.

Contact us today to learn more about our adolescent therapy services.

Myths About Adolescent Therapy:

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Myth: A couples therapist is a crutch for my relationship.

Fact: A couple's therapist does not want to be the third person in your relationship. Couples therapy aims to help you improve your communication and understanding of each other so you may leave therapy and function typically on your own.

Myth: A couple's therapist will take sides or "gang up" on me.

Fact: Our couple's therapists are always on the side of the couple's health. We do not form independent alliances with either member of the couple but rather strive to work on what is best for the couple as a whole.

Myth: Our issues aren't big enough for couples therapy.

Fact: Couples can benefit from seeing a therapist to improve their communication and mutual understanding. In our opinion, it is better to confront problems in a relationship while they are hills and not mountains.

Myth: A couples therapist will be able to tell us if we should stay together or break up.

Fact: A couples therapist will help you understand both your own and your partner's relationship needs. With new skills and insights into yourself and your partner, you will be in a better position to understand your compatibility and the sustainability of your relationship.

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