Teen Counseling

Teen Counseling

Does your teen appear anxious or depressed? Do they frequently seem down? Angry? Aggressive? Rebellious? Are they struggling in school?

Are they having trouble with friends or classmates? Have they been a victim of bullying?

Are you concerned about their self-esteem? Are they using drugs or alcohol? Harming themselves? Are you trying to help but you don’t know where to start?

We can help. Being a teenager is hard. There are a lot of changes happening and it can be difficult to process all the different emotions. At Caring, we work with your teenager to build a rapport. We are empathetic and caring so your teen feels comfortable and understands they can trust us.  Our counselors will teach your teen how to express and manage their emotions in healthy ways. 

Our professionally-trained mental health professionals work with teens on a variety of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body image issues
  • Self Worth
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Social skills
  • Dating and relationships
  • Academic performance
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Rebellion
  • College preparation
  • Bullying
  • Sexual identity
  • Social media
  • Drugs and alcohol

Many Teens Struggle With Mental Health

Irritability, sleepiness, and sadness can be a normal part of being a teenager but some teens also have an underlying mental illness. One out of every five teens—20% of the population—has an underlying mental disorder and could benefit from early intervention. In therapy, we will help to isolate your teen’s current situational problems from deeper ones so they can get the help they need.

At Caring, we work with your teen to resolve behavior problems and teach them healthy coping skills they can use for the rest of their lives. Our goal is to help your teen to recognize problems on their own and have the tools needed to fix them. We also work to repair communication skills and help families resolve any internal conflict.

Teen Counseling Gives Your Child Coping Tools

We use talk therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help your teen work through situational problems and manage their emotions. CBT is one of the most proven, effective treatments for anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. CBT helps your teen to connect their thoughts and feelings with their behaviors, building awareness of unhealthy thought patterns, and how they influence actions. 

Once they are able to recognize patterns, we teach them how to make healthy changes. For example, if your teen struggles with their self-worth we will help them to pick out negative, unproductive thoughts and prove them untrue, so they can, in turn, feel better about who they are. If your teen is overly stressed we can help them to practice self-care. If your teen struggles with managing anger, we collaborate with them on healthy solutions.

Our goal is to help your teen be happier and more confident. We will help them to eliminate unhealthy behaviors like drugs or alcohol, better their relationships with food, excel in school, improve relationships, have an open and calm dialogue within the home, and improve overall mental health. Your teen can feel better.

We understand you might have some questions and here are a few common ones and there answers:

Will I be involved in my teen’s therapy?

We do often recommend family therapy in conjunction with teen therapy. This helps to smooth over things that are happening in the home and improve communication skills. The goal is to maximize the benefit for your teen and the family as a whole.

How much does treatment cost?

We offer a competitive private-pay rate and accept most major insurances, both in and out-of-network. We can provide you with a superbill to help get your services full or partially covered. Our office managers are dedicated to helping your teen get the treatment they need. They are happy to check your insurance benefits prior to your first visit. 

How long until my teen starts to feel better?

We understand that everyone has different needs. That’s why we work with your teen to develop a personalized plan that works with their life. It can take an average of 8 sessions to resolve problems and teach them the tools they need to manage their emotions moving forward. We do recommend that teens continue therapy for as long as they are able so that we can help them address challenges as they pop up.

Caring Therapists of Broward & Palm Beach offers proven and effective treatments

We are proud to say that our current and past clients have seen much success in their lives since starting with Caring. We have a 5-star rating on Google and Facebook. We are committed to helping your teen get back to enjoying life.

Your Teen Can Feel Good Again

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please call our office at 954-378-5381 or 561-223-1066, or send us an email at info@caringtherapistsofbroward.com 

We service all of Broward County, including Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Cooper City, Davie, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, and Weston. 

We service all of Palm Beach County, including Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Boynton Beach, and Lake Worth.