THERAPY IN BROOKLYN 

STRENGTH, WELLNESS &​ HAPPINESS

ADOLESCENT 

SPECIALTY AREAS

Depression

Anxiety Disorders

Behavior Problems

Stress

School & 

Social-Related Issues

Legal Problems

Low Self-Esteem

Trauma

Grief


                                                            




TIPS FOR TALKING TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT THERAPY


• Explore your adolescent’s concerns about attending therapy.


• Be careful to use non-threatening language in describing therapy. 


• Avoid framing counseling as a way of “fixing” your teen. Describe it as primarily a way of assisting people in improving their lives, (the therapist is there for help and support).


• Explain confidentiality. Let teens—know therapy gives them a safe and private space to share and express themselves.




It is common if your teen isn't interested in therapy, many teens are hesitant to talk to someone at first. Encourage your teen to try therapy for a few sessions. If your teen outright refuses counseling, you can be the one to talk to a therapist. You may be able to gain new ideas and skills for helping your teen cope better.

Adolescent Teen Services

From mood swings to school issues, all teens have problems. But sometimes, a teen's distress might rise to a level where it's important to seek professional help. Therapy certainly doesn’t need to be reserved for life-altering events or serious mental health problems, however meeting with a therapist can prevent minor issues from turning into major problems. 


There are several types of therapy that involve different approaches, techniques, and interventions. At times, a combination of different approaches may be helpful.

ADOLESCENT SPECIALTY AREAS EXPLAINED

DEPRESSION

Mood disorders often start during the teen years. And if left untreated, depression can last into adulthood. If your teen seems irritable, sad, and withdrawn, talk to your pediatrician. An accurate diagnosis and early intervention are key components of effective treatment.

ANXIETY DISORDERS

While it’s normal for teens to worry sometimes, some teens experience intense anxiety. Whether your teen has difficulty speaking in front of the class, or she constantly worries bad things are going to happen, therapy could help her learn how to manage her symptoms.

BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Suspensions from school, repeat curfew violations, and aggressive behavior may be symptoms of more serious problems. Outbursts of anger. Stealing, underage drinking, or fighting are just a few of the reasons teens can get into trouble. Therapy can help a teen learn how to make healthier choices so issues can be prevented. A therapist can help uncover potential mental health issues, or social problems that may be driving your teen’s behavior.

STRESS

Teenagers can get stressed out. Whether it’s the pressure to perform well on an exam or concerns over what to do after high school, stress can take a serious toll. Therapy can help a teen learn skills to manage stress successfully—and that’s something that will serve them well throughout their lives.

SCHOOL & SOCIAL-RELATED ISSUES 

Bullies, failing grades, cliques, and teacher-related issues are just a few of the social-related problems many teens experience. Teens often aren’t sure where to turn for help. Therapy can provide teens with support and give them skills that will help them navigate high school successfully.

LOW SELF- ESTEEM

While most teens struggle with self-confidence issues at one time or another, some experience serious self-esteem issues. When those issues are left unaddressed, teens are at a higher risk of problems such as substance abuse and academic failure. Therapy can help boost a teen’s self-esteem.

TRAUMA

Whether it’s a near-death experience or a sexual assault, traumatic events can have a lifelong impact on a teen. Therapy can increase resilience and reduce the impact the traumatic event has on a teen’s life. Early intervention can be the key to helping a teen recover from traumatic circumstances.

GRIEF

Teens deal with grief a little differently than adults and the loss of a loved one can be especially difficult during adolescence. Individual, family, or group therapy can help teens sort out their feelings, process their loss and be able to cope with their grief.