Many teens experience temporary or ongoing fears during periods of their adolescents. It isn’t uncommon for parents to try a variety of methods to help their children manage anxiety. But sometimes they still feel stuck. Helping teens acknowledge these challenges early on can prevent future problems from occurring. Addressing the issue can also help your teen gain a sense of mastery over his or her fears.
The trained professionals at Journeys can work with your teen to empower them and help them better understand the contributing factors to their anxiety. This process may include highlighting thinking patterns connected to the anxiety and teaching them ways to identify early signs of stress and anxiety in the body. We give them tools for relaxation and stress management, assisting in an increased sense of internal safety and security, improving problem solving skills, and empowering them toward a more confident view of themselves.
We also use a variety of ways to connect with teens through music, art, talking, journaling, and other forms of healthy self-expression. Our therapists work to partner with each client to collaboratively craft a plan to identify the issues, learn to express feelings in healthy ways, and establish coping skills. This process is unique to each individual client, but when appropriate and beneficial, Journeys therapists may work with other members of the family in conjunction with the teen’s treatment.
“Could my teens anxiety be just a normal phase that they will outgrow?”
If what your child is currently experiencing is causing you concern, it may be beneficial to intervene as early as possible. Ongoing anxiety can lead to reinforced patterns of thoughts and behaviors that could impact future areas of the teen’s life. Consulting with a professional at Journeys may provide an additional perspective on your teen’s current struggles and behaviors.
We generally recommend scheduling an initial assessment with a skilled Journeys counselor to evaluate what your teen or family’s specific needs are, as well as determining the best options for treatment and receive more precise answers to the questions you may have about the entire process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the best fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your teen and family.
We generally recommend scheduling a specialized assessment with a trusted Journeys counselor to evaluate what your child or family’s specific needs are, as well as determining best the options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the best fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your family.
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