For many individuals, adolescence is remembered as one of the most difficult of life stages. It is the period of time that a child begins to develop into an adult. Major physical and mental changes occur as a normal and healthy part of this development.
Not all teenagers deal with these changes in the same way. Some adolescents are overwhelmed and experience an unhealthy amount of stress as they deal with the challenges and conflicts of being a teen.
Teenagers and parents of teens can take some time to look at the questions below as they consider seeking therapy:
- Is my teen’s behavior appropriate for his/her age?
- Are my teen’s difficulties effecting his/her education?
- Does my teen deal with a high level of stress, anxiety, or fear?
- Does my teen at times seem depressed or withdrawn?
- Has my teen experienced a major life stressor? (Death of a loved one, traumatic event, abuse, etc.)
- Has there been a sudden change in my teen’s behavior?
- Does my teen seem to lack self-esteem and self-worth?
- Is my teen angry or does he/she display temper outbursts?
- Has my teen displayed violent behavior?
- Has my teen displayed any evidence of suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviors?
- Has my teen been experimenting with drugs/alcohol/sex?
- Does my teen bully others, or has he/she been a victim of bullying?
The Antioch Group is here to walk along side parents and teens during this difficult life transition. We realize the complexity of the stress and emotions that are involved in being a teen. Allow us to help.
- Michelle Baker, LCPC, CADC
- Rudolf G. Breitmeyer, Ph.D.
- Maggie Classen, LCSW
- Steven A. Hamon, Ph.D.
- Marty Hanson, LCPC
- Corey Hopson, LCPC
- Tiffany J. Mack, NCC, LCPC
- Jenn Noar, LCPC
- Jonna Tyler, LCPC
See our Find a Therapist page for a complete list of specialties.