December 27, 2021
If you’re an adult now, then you probably remember what your teens were like, and maybe there were a few ways that you had struggled and wished you had gotten support for. Teenage years tend to be difficult as that person grows from a child into an adult. Teen stress is common, and therapy can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, addiction, and more.
From school issues to mood swings, all teens have problems. Sometimes, this distress can get to a point where seeking professional help is impactful. Therapy doesn’t have to be something you only look into when huge life events happen, it can lessen stress just by having someone to talk to about your thoughts and feelings.
Disorders related to mood can begin during the pre-teen and teenage years. If untreated, mental health conditions can last and worsen into adulthood. If your teen appears agitated, withdrawn, or sad, you may want to consider finding a counselor.
It’s normal for teens to be stressed, but some may experience panic attacks and excessive worry. Anxiety disorders can interrupt many aspects of a teen’s life, such as grades and friendships. If you notice your teen is constantly worrying that bad things will occur and has difficulty talking in front of a class, therapy can help him or her learn to manage these moments.
Most teens are going to reach a period where their self-esteem isn’t as confident as it used to be. However, some will go through more severe self-esteem problems. If these kinds of feelings go unaddressed, it can lead to poor grades, substance abuse, and relationship challenges in adulthood.