Counseling Services for Teens of All Ages

Individual Counseling for Teens & Adolescents

Individualized Therapeutic Treatment Plans to Empower Teens – As the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably found yourself wondering what happened to the child you’ve come to know and adore? One minute you are laughing and enjoying a nice meal and the next they are slamming the door in your face (or worse). Raising a teen can be challenging. Even more so, being a teen is challenging.

Adolescence is a complex time full of emotions, self-discovery, hormonal changes, and firsts. Throw in social media, the evolving pressures of the global pandemic, the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life, and it can quickly become a firestorm of raw emotion. The good news is that you are not alone. The counseling professionals at City Counseling Center are here to help you and your teenager navigate these challenging times.

Psychotherapy for Teens

Adolescence is a critical developmental time of transition into adulthood. The teenage years are a prime time for taking risks, developing critical thinking and reasoning skills, and experiencing the chaotic roller coaster of hormones, relationships, and more. Even with a well-rounded support system in place, highs and lows are to be expected.

In light of their still developing, emotionally driven brains, teens are more susceptible to extreme emotions, impulse control challenges, and experimentation with drugs and alcohol. Just like adults, teens can benefit from individual therapy. Adolescent psychotherapy helps teens identify and process emotions and behaviors that stand as obstacles to their happiness and wellbeing.

Helping parents and teens foster positive changes

As the journey to change starts, many parents struggle with how to approach their teens about therapy, and rightly so. It’s very common for teens to push back against the idea of attending therapy sessions. Ultimately, a strong connection between the teen and their counselor is essential to the work. However, we know that it takes time to establish that connection and have years of experience working with young folks. 

Therapy Can Help Address the Following Challenges

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender identity
  • Peer pressure
  • Social anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Academic pressures
  • Academic pressures
  • Homelife challenges 
  • Eating disorders
  • Abuse or trauma
  • Communication skills
  • Social media pressure
  • Bullying
  • Life changes (such as a breakup, divorce, or death)
At City Counseling Center, we frequently consult with parents on how to mitigate the common scenario of “mandating” or “pushing” their teen into therapy, and most of the time, once that relationship is established, teenagers learn to greatly appreciate the time, space and support counseling provides.

A Welcoming & Compassionate Space to Promote Growth and Development

If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to conquer your teen’s challenges, you are not alone. The mental health professionals at City Counseling Center are dedicated to helping your teen identify and overcome the obstacles impacting their life. From behavioral challenges and processing trauma or loss to processing gender identity or sexuality, regardless of your teen’s challenges, we are here to help through these emotionally charged times.

We understand there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. We create an inclusive space where your child will feel comfortable expressing and being themselves. This genuineness creates an environment where we can get to the core issues. Our support and therapeutic strategies are unique to your child’s specific needs and goals. Our team leverages their experience and diverse backgrounds to create individualized treatment plans designed to help your child live their best life.