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Therapy for Teens

Therapy for Teens in Lancaster, Hershey, Pittsburgh, or Online Anywhere in Pennsylvania

Therapy for Teens

Being a teenager is hard stuff. It’s a time of physical, emotional, hormonal, intellectual, and social changes. No wonder it’s stressful. Also, add the mounting pressures technology and social media place on teens, and it’s clear why so many struggle with being emotionally and mentally healthy.

Common Reasons Teens Begin Counseling

  • Sadness, hopelessness: What happened to my happy kid? No one is always happy, but has sadness become your teen’s de facto daily emotion? Have you noticed your teen breaking out into tears? Do insignificant matters seem huge? Are they telling you he/she doesn’t understand why they’re so unhappy?

     

  • Irritability, anger, or hostility: Some of this is expected with a teenager. This can be expected from anyone. However, if these feelings start becoming more frequent and intense or are unusual for your teen, it may indicate a bigger problem.

     

  • Withdrawal from friends or family: Does your teen spend more and more time in their room? Avoiding social situations? How often are they engaging with their peers or participating in family activities?
  • Loss of interest in activities: Is your teen suddenly disinterested in playing in the band or signing up for soccer? Do they not want to do much of anything anymore?

     

  • Poor school performance: Falling grades and difficulty concentrating can be a big sign that something is wrong. It can be hard to focus on schoolwork if your teen is depressed or anxious.

     

  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits: Is your teen suddenly not interested in eating? Or the very opposite — are they going on food binges? Have you noticed your teen asleep at odd hours or up all night?

Counseling for Teens Can Help

Every teen and their family is unique, and we tailor our treatment to each individual’s specific symptoms and issues. So, if your teen is experiencing anxiety and depression, we may use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help them reframe their negative thoughts into more positive, realistic thoughts. When your teen struggles with conflicts with friends, we can teach them assertiveness skills, how to set healthy boundaries, and use appropriate social skills.
 
For teens who have experienced trauma, we use TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). This evidence-based treatment is designed to help children, adolescents, and parents overcome traumatic events.

Confidentiality and Your Teen in Therapy

In Pennsylvania, minors aged 14 and up are considered adults when accessing mental health treatment. That means that your teen can decide if they want their parent involved in their treatment. Depending on your teen’s wishes, the therapist may share very little information with parents about their teen’s treatment. This law certainly has its pros and cons. But, be assured that if your teen is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, the therapist will inform the parent and take the appropriate action to keep your adolescent safe.

Begin Therapy for Teens in Pennsylvania

Your teen doesn’t have to feel miserable during this stage in their life. Counseling can help your teen feel more confident and enjoy school and social life. Our mental health private practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has several caring therapists specializing in the teen population. We can help you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Pennsylvania. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:

  • Contact our administrative assistant to be matched up with the right therapist and schedule your initial appointment.
  • Meet with one of our caring therapists for your intake appointment.
  • Start enjoying school and your social life again.

Meet Our Therapy for Teens Therapists

Move Forward Counseling has caring and experienced therapists who specialize in counseling and therapy for teens.

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Find Relief For Your Teenager

Reach out today to get started with counseling for teens. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.

Start Therapy for Teenagers in Lancaster, Pittsburgh, or With Online Therapy in Pennsylvania

We offer in-person Counseling for Teens in our Lancaster and Pittsburgh offices. We can help people all over the state with online therapy in Pennsylvania. So, we can help you in Hershey, Philly, College Station, Allentown, Scranton, York, Harrisburg, Erie, and beyond!

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