About Teen Therapy: Nurturing Growth Through Compassionate Support
We understand that adolescence can be a challenging and transformative period. At Therapy for Every Body, our mission is to provide compassionate and effective counseling services tailored specifically for teenagers, addressing a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges.
Adolescence is a time of significant social, emotional, and physical change. In the midst of these changes, teens’ developmental stage is all about identity formation and finding the balance between being a part of a family system and finding their own way in the world.
Why Choose Therapy for Every Body?
Our team of licensed therapists specializes in working with adolescents, and our goal is to empower teens on their journey toward positive mental health. We understand the power of authentic connection, and we are committed to teen-centered, down-to-earth therapy approaches.
Our therapists guide teens in developing essential life skills, coping mechanisms, and resilience. We help teens learn how to communicate effectively to advocate for their needs and desires. We believe in a positive, supportive relationship with parents, and we offer parent coaching to that end as well. We embrace a non-punishment approach that focuses on understanding the root causes of behaviors and collaboratively developing strategies for positive change.
Here’s a list of typical issues that teens might bring to therapy:
Struggling with schoolwork
Academic performance concerns
Balancing school, extracurriculars, and personal life
Bullying, cyberbullying, or harassment
Difficulty making or maintaining friendships
Dating and relationships
Parental divorce or separation
Conflict with siblings
Difficulty managing anger
Identity and Self-Esteem:
Exploring sexual orientation
Exploring gender identity
Developing a sense of self
Body image concerns
Grief and Loss:
Death of a loved one
Loss of a pet
Coping with a friend moving away
Physical or sexual abuse
Witnessing a traumatic event
Coping with Life Transitions:
Moving to a new school or city
Puberty and body changes
Transition to adulthood
Difficulty expressing emotions
Challenges in assertiveness
Misunderstandings with peers or family
It’s important to note that this list is not exhaustive, and individual experiences can vary widely. A trained mental health professional can provide tailored support based on the specific needs of each teen.
If your teen is reluctant to try therapy, check out our blog post about
How to Talk to Your Teen About Therapy
Our therapists love working with teens. They would even call teens their specialty. Check out Ricci, Andrea, and Lillian on their personal pages.