A New Territory of Parenting
The teenage years can be tough on teens and their parents.
When teens are going through a hard time, it’s difficult to know when to intervene and when to let them figure it out on their own.
Even when they are struggling, they often send clear signals that they don’t want your help.
You want peace in your home, but the territory is difficult to navigate.
The Worries of Parents with Teenagers
It’s scary when you see your teen showing signs they are hurting, and they won’t tell you about it.
They are moody and irritable, and they never seem happy.
The harder you try to connect with them, the more they seem to push you away.
It leaves you feeling frustrated, scared, and imagining worst case scenarios.
What can you do to help them?
A Safe and Trustworthy Partner for Parents with Teens
This is where Three Rivers Counseling comes in.
You are likely here because you are a concerned parent of a teenager, and you’re looking for someone safe and trustworthy who can help your teen feel better.
Therapy gives them a place to talk about their struggles, without fear of judgment.
Our goal is to give them the tools they need so they can be successful adults.
We Love Working with Teens
We see this as an exciting opportunity to support teens as they are learning to be adults.
With the right guidance, they can work through this transitional time with greater ease.
They can learn who they are and what’s important to them, discuss and get perspective on complicated social situations, and learn how to deal with overwhelming thoughts and emotions.
Getting Back on Track
Many things can get a teen off course.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 13.3% of U.S. teens (ages 12-17) have had at least one episode of major depressive disorder, and an estimated 31.9% have had an anxiety disorder.
When teens are struggling with depression and anxiety, it contributes to low self-esteem, substance use, performance anxiety, self-harm, and other problems.
Sometimes there are reasons a teen becomes depressed or anxious.
Divorce, questioning their sexuality, the stress of school, or the pressure of getting into a good college are just a few of the reasons teens struggle.
Whatever your teen is going through, we can help them stabilize, make healthier choices, and navigate the pressures of school and friends more successfully.
The teens we work with feel happier, calmer, more confident, and hopeful about their future.
Reach Out to Us
Call for a free consultation and find out how we can help your teen.