The development and function of the adolescent brain is no doubt very different than that of an adult. Situations involving trauma and abuse can severely impact a teen in dramatically different ways than it would an adult. At Journeys, we recognize this difference and work with our teen clients to first create a safe place, establish trust, and create a connection so the healing journey can begin.
Therapy can help with these behaviors. We use a variety of ways to connect with teens through music, art, journaling, and teen culture. Our therapists work to partner with each client to collaboratively craft a plan to identify the issues, learn to express feelings in healthy ways, establish coping skills, and heal from previous trauma experience. The process will give your teen a safe place of their own where they can develop a healthy sense of self -awareness that will stay with them as they enter adulthood. Parents are encouraged to participate whenever appropriate in assessment, treatment planning, and on-going care.
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.
Click on the therapists below to schedule a consultation or check out our team to connect with a therapist that’s right for your situation.
Need help? Contact our administrative manager here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for you and your family’s needs.