Teen counseling is a therapeutic approach for teens. With counseling, teens participate in talk therapy in a safe environment with a mental health professional to better understand and express their feelings, identify and solve problems, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
The teenage years are often filled with intense emotions and navigating life's most challenging decisions. It is fundamental for teens to have access to therapy in order to develop healthy mental habits and problem-solving and coping skills, manage stress, work through traumatic experiences, and develop a greater understanding of their own emotions and behaviors.
Therapy gives teens the opportunity to express their emotions in a safe atmosphere without judgment. Engaging in therapeutic activities can also equip teens with valuable tools so that they are better informed when it comes to making decisions about their future.
Our therapists help you with unbiased solutions prioritizing your emotions, feelings, and well-being. Get the best teen therapy for issues such as:
Every teen responds differently to life changes. Some events that may impact a teen’s mental health include:
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Adolescent counseling is a specialized form of counseling for teenagers aged 12 to 18, addressing their unique needs during this stage of development. It focuses on emotional, social, and psychological difficulties faced by adolescents.
Key differences from counseling adults include considerations of their developmental stage, involvement of parents, emphasis on peer relationships, addressing educational concerns, improving parent-child communication, and managing confidentiality and consent. However, counseling approaches should be tailored to meet the individual's needs, regardless of age.
Adolescent mental health concerns require tailored therapeutic approaches, as each teenager is unique. Several evidence-based therapies have proven effective:
Selection of counseling or therapy should consider the adolescent's needs, preferences, and the counselor’s expertise. A comprehensive assessment by a mental health professional guides the choice, and combining therapies or an integrative approach may also be effective in some cases.
The most common mental health disorder in adolescence is anxiety disorders, which involve excessive worry and fear. Other prevalent disorders include major depressive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance use disorders, and eating disorders.
Mental health issues vary among individuals, and seeking professional assessment is crucial to determine specific needs.
Teenagers frequently display a variety of behavioral qualities during adolescence, including taking risks, seeking sensations, being influenced by others, being emotionally intense, self-conscious, exploring their identities, having more autonomy, and having heightened idealistic beliefs. These actions might differ from person to person depending on personal experiences, cultural norms, and other particular situations.
We use a HIPAA-compliant video counseling service integrated into our Electronic Health Records System to provide a smooth process for our clients to engage in online therapy sessions. Booking a session with us is easy. Simply call our office or request a specific session time from our website, and a team member can book you with the best possible fit as a therapist or confirm your online session details. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual therapy.
Booking a session with us is easy and flexible, with several options. You can call our office, and a team member can book you with the best fit-in therapist. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual. Or you can select your ideal counselor from our website, select a session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.
We accept many major commercial insurance plans, including Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Tricare and others. If you don't see your insurance listed, we would be happy to verify your benefits to see if we can accept them, and if not, we offer you an affordable self-pay rate.
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Counselors & Therapist that don't enjoy their workplace are often, unfortunately, unable to provide their clients with the best possible level of counseling and Teen & Adolescent Counseling. That's why at Lifebulb, our therapists are our top priority. This means that your counselor or therapist can provide you, their client, with the best online therapy service because they enjoy the work they do in online Teen & Adolescent Counseling sessions with you, where they work, and who they work with.
All our counselors are highly educated and trained and have received their full clinical licensure from practicing counseling. We also thoroughly interview each of our therapists, ensure that they pass a background check, and train them in-house to work with us. Additionally, we ensure that each of our counselors and therapists participates in ongoing education to continue to provide the best in-person and online Teen & Adolescent Counseling services possible.
Read our comprehensive list of resources to learn more about in-person or online counseling for adolescents