Teenagers and adolescents can benefit from therapy to help with school stress, violence, bullying, their sexuality, the loss of a relationship or family member.
Some teenagers benefit from identifying and working on feelings about family often related to bereavement, divorce, move, or chronic illness. Therapy for teens focuses on building self-esteem and improving relationships and communication. Therapists who specialize in the treatment of teenagers are experts at helping adolescents to cope with stress, develop problem-solving skills, a strong sense of self and emotional strength.
Child and Teen Issues and Mental Health Risks
Child and Teen face specific challenges during their phases of development which are worked through during the process of growing up. However, if an event, situation or a challenge is extremely difficult or distressing this can lead to a child or teen showing mental health issues. It is possible for mental health issues to manifest as a result of distressing life events such as bereavement, particularly the death of a family member, physical or sexual abuse, poverty or homelessness or domestic violence. Less extreme situations can cause mental health issues to manifest particularly when they occur in quick succession or at once. These situations may include; moving home or school, being bullied, extra responsibility and parental divorce or separation.
Age and gender can influence a child or teen’s ability to cope with and bound-back from life changes. As an example it has been seen that younger children usually adjust more easily to their parents’ separation of divorce than older children. Mental Health issues, such as bipolar, which can run in families can lead to affected children and teens having a harder time adjusting to pressures and challenges.