Be found at the exact moment they are searching. Sign Up and Get Listed. Children and adolescents, or teens, build social skills and emotional intelligence as they grow.
When it comes to our teenagerswe spend hours researching the safest car and months choosing the best college, so why not shop around when it comes to therapists? Research has shown that the one of the most powerful predictors of therapeutic progress is patient-therapist match. So parents must be informed consumers when looking for a therapist for their adolescent son or daughter.
I help teens who feel like something is wrong. These feelings can be overwhelming. It can seem like the only way out is to just become a different person.
A skilled therapist can support and help your teen deal with the problems they are having. Here are important factors to consider, essential questions to ask and the critical consideration you need to know about in choosing a therapist to help your teen. Interview potential therapists by e-mail, over the phone or in a face-to-face meeting. Some therapists will conduct an initial consultation at a reduced cost so you can meet them and have your questions answered.
The teenage years are challenging for teens and their parents. Teens face many new pressures and may not always react in the healthiest ways to the problems they encounter. In some cases, teens may need counseling to help them cope with their problems.
From mood swings to school issues, all teens have problems. But sometimes, a teen's distress might rise to a level where it's important to seek professional help. Meeting with a therapist can prevent minor issues from turning into major problems.
Therapy is evolving to meet the demands of a younger, tech-savvy generation. But the objective remains the same: better mental health for all. With the recent announcement of Talkspace for Teens, we want to adolescents feel comfortable reaching out for help using the Talkspace app.
ACAC recently sent a position letter to the President addressing separation at the border. Go to our Resources page to find out more. Advance developmentally appropriate prevention and intervention strategies for counseling children and adolescents. Provide professional development activities to improve education and training of counselors who work with children and adolescents.
There are many new stressors in this stage of life. Growing apart from family, new experiences with freedom, relationships and self-sufficiency can make this stage of life difficult to manage. We offer a new and supportive relationship that fosters personal growth and independence.