Teen Counseling and Therapy in Chesapeake, Virginia
Specializing in Teen Mental Health
Teen counseling has become essential to help teens learn how to cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and peer related issues. I offer an authentic and down to earth style that encourages positive changes and I offer realistic techniques for your son or daughter to implement. Does your teenage son or daughter suffer from low self esteem, poor body image, or depression? Have you noticed that she is moody and irritable but won’t open up to you? Have you noticed defiant behavior and poor choices in friendships and relationships?
As a parent, it can very difficult to know what is happening with your child and how to help. High school and middle school in this day present challenges that are unique to the current generation of teens and pre-teens, especially with the presence of social media.
Teen Depression and Anxiety
We know that teen depression and anxiety is on the rise. Your son or daughter may be craving independence but also greatly needing support from an outside source who is neutral and skilled in helping them figure out difficult emotions and experiences.
Many times teens do not know how to handle this sudden influx of emotions and freedom that comes with getting older and taking on more responsibility and I am here to help both you and your son or daughter work through these issues.
What to expect from counseling
A delicate balance of ensured confidentiality and family involvement
I will involve you, the parent, in your teen’s therapy while also respecting their right for privacy. When working with teens, it is so important for them to know they have a confidential outlet to express themselves, yet I also want to involve you, as the parent, in your child’s treatment to better understand what may be happening. I will bring you into the session at times so that your child may disclose to you pertinent details that may be impacting the relationship he or she is having with you.
I have previous experiences working in the adolescent psychiatric unit and both the middle school and elementary school setting, helping teens and pre-teens deal with peer pressure, body image issues, and anxiety and depression. Recently named a subject matter expert in Oppositional Defiant Disorder, I provide training on how to help hospital staff, parents, and children better handle defiant, angry, and emotional behaviors.
A Different Approach to Helping Teens
The teens I work with often enjoy the approach I use which is individually catered to them and their specific needs. I take advantage of utilizing art therapy for self expression in addition to a set of skills based training and traditional talk therapy to help your son or daughter feel heard and able to express exactly what is occurring for them.
My rates for teens are $85 per 50 minute session and I provide a treatment plan outlining techniques targeting specific symptoms that are occurring to which everyone can be on the same page. With all of the changes that are occurring in your son’s or daughter’s life, reach out and allow me to help support both you and your family in the most caring of ways. I am extremely passionate about working with pre-teens and teens ages 12 years and older.
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After school session times ARE available.
Humanitas Counseling and Consulting, LLC
816 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 209
Chesapeake, VA 23320