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  • Writer's pictureSasha Raskin, MA

What is Teen Counseling?

Counseling For Teens

Being a troubled teen is one of the clichés of growing up. Being a teenager is complex and confusing part of life, as you are trying to find yourself, deal with sexual confusion, and conflicts with your parents. Luckily most of this is a part of a healthy transition from being a child to an adult. However, there will be times that you aren’t going to be able to handle the things that are going on it your life. This is okay, and why teen counseling exists.

Counseling for teens is a type of counseling for mental health, which is done by a person who is experienced and knowledgeable about teens and the issues that they face. As the teenage years are one of the important life stages, it is important to have counselor who specializes in counseling for teens. Many counselors who generally work with adults or children usually don’t have the information or skills for teen counseling.

Who Is Able To Use Teen Counseling?

All teens can use and benefit teen counseling, as there is always some issue that they are struggling with. However, if you are dealing with issues that adult’s deal with or other issues that other people your age aren’t facing, teen counseling can help you deal with these issues.

Some of these issues are fighting a substance abuse, death, or grasping your sexuality. There could also be reasons like anxiety, attention deficits, or depression, which are why many people go to counseling. Since there is so much that happens in daily life of a teen, many of these mental health problems can multiply to the point where the problems are at their worst during these years.

How Does Counseling For Teens Work?

Counseling for teens works much like the way that adult counseling works. The only major difference between the two types of counseling is that the counselor for teen counseling is trained for teenage issues and behaviors. There are two main groups of teen counseling: individual and group counseling. Both types of counseling have their benefits. It is recommended that a parent accompanies their teen to the first session to make sure that they are comfortable with the counselor and the counseling. Once the session starts, the counseling is private between the teen and the counselor.

There are a lot of stresses when you are a teenager. Having good mental health is important, as it can affect your whole life. While teen counseling can be used to help with mental health problems, it can also be used by any teen that is looking to talk about anything. Going to counseling is not as embarrassing since everything that is said stays in the room.

Sasha Raskin, a therapist in Boulder, provides individual and family therapy / counseling in Boulder, Colorado, and worldwide via video and phone calls, drawing from over ten years of clinical experience. Schedule your free 20-minute phone consultation with Sasha Raskin

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