Counseling for adolescents and teens.
Did your teen used to seem easy-going, kind, or happier? Do you wonder if you could have been more strict or seen the challenges coming? Do you worry that your teenager might be experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Maybe they don’t seem like themselves lately and have been spending too much time in their rooms or constantly glued to their phones and you’re not even sure who their friends are anymore. Counseling for adolescents and teens can offer a solution.
Does your teen experience any of the following symptoms?
- Up and down moods
- Frequent sadness
- Loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy
- Avoiding social situations
- Difficulty with sleep (sleeping too much or too little)
- Frequent fatigue or tiredness
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Lack of motivation
- Change in friend groups
- Sudden change in school performance
If this sounds like your son or daughter, bringing them in to see a therapist is a good choice. While changes in behavior are common during teenage years, there could be more going on than what’s obvious on the surface. Finding a therapist that your daughter or son can connect with can be a way for the family to adjust to the changes that come with adolescence and also help identify and change problem behaviors before they escalate.
I specialize in working with teenagers who have difficult relationships with their parents. Maybe the two of you used to be close, but lately you are frequently arguing or you feel like you don’t know your child anymore. Or maybe you have gone through a separation and your child seems to struggle connecting with one or both of you. I can help. Contact me today to learn about how therapy can help you get your child back.
Learn more about signs your teen might benefit from counseling.
Modern Change provides counseling for adolescents and teens in our Durham, NC office.