There are so many issues to navigate when you’re a young adult. Teen counseling at Christopher John Counseling can help young adults struggling with:
- Social issues
- Peer pressure
- Trauma or PTSD
- Suicide / Suicidal Ideation
- Addiction (Drugs/Alcohol/Technology)
All of the pressures of growing up often leaves young adults feeling depressed, anxious, or confused. The National Institute for Mental Health estimates that just over 20 percent (or 1 in 5) children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder. Teen counseling helps young adults navigate the multiple challenges they face.
Many young adults don’t feel comfortable talking to their parents about certain issues and also aren’t comfortable talking to friends about their struggles. We provide young adults an outlet to talk about what’s going on in their lives without feeling judged. An experienced therapist understands the unique challenges that are present during this life period. Teens appreciate being able to talk to a non-biased adult that isn’t their parent or school staff. They often start to open up because they can talk openly to their therapist without the fear of punishment from school or home.
Suicidal ideation is one issue that many teens deal with. In 2015, 36 percent of all teens reported feeling desperately sad or hopeless, or thinking about, planning or attempting suicide, up from 32 percent in 2009. While it is not uncommon, it is something that no teen should accept. Teens are often afraid to talk honestly about this issue because they don’t want to scare their parents or teachers. Teens are also scared that the adults in their life will over-react. At Christopher John Counseling, we’ve been trained to stay calm and be supportive. We’re comfortable talking about this issue. If you’re a parent looking for more information about teens and suicide read my blog here.
We often work with teens and young adults who have tried therapy before and it just did not work. Many teens have had experiences where they began to dread going to therapy. Others have never tried therapy and the thought of it is overwhelming. Our free initial consult will help to ease any anxieties you or your loved one may have about starting therapy for the first time or trying therapy again. You’ll find we offer a relaxed, supportive environment. Finding the right fit is very important and our consult will ensure you get the most out of counseling. When the fit is right, clients actually look forward to attending their sessions. If we are not the right fit for you, we’ll point you in the right direction to ensure you the best fit for your needs.
If you’re in the Denver area and any of this sounds familiar and you, click here to set up a free zero obligation consult.