Adolescent Counseling

adolescent-counseling-380x250Adolescence is the period in life in which the most dramatic changes occur physically, psychologically, and socially. Adolescents are trying to develop their own identity by becoming independent from their parents and by expanding their relationships with peers. Adolescents are often conflicted about trying to please their parents while at the same time trying to please their friends. Negotiating this conflict is not an easy task. During this time of conflict, it is not unusual for adolescents to experience disappointment and discouragement. These feelings can often lead to problematic behaviors and physical and or psychological symptoms. Some common behaviors and symptoms are:

  • Inability to attend school
  • Hypersensitivity about one's body
  • Hyper-anxious about others
  • Irritability
  • Withdrawn and lethargic
  • Staying at home and not wanting to meet people
  • Not trusting parents
  • Saying negative things
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular eating and sleeping habits

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Our counselors can provide support to teens and their parents through these struggles and assist teens in regaining their self-esteem. If you think your teen could benefit from our services, please call A Peaceful Balance Clinical Consultation and Consulting Services at (603) 577-5551 to learn more about how we can help.