Adolescent Life Cycle Issues
Adolescence can be a difficult time for even the most
mature and responsible kids. It's a developmental level where physical, mental,
emotional, and social changes are happening simultaneously. Puberty is the
beginning of typical adolescent struggles with self-esteem, body image, peer
pressures, decision-making, emotional extremes, dating, sexuality issues, career
explorations, and ultimately growing up and moving on from the family system
is challenging for the young person and for the family system.
Adolescence can be like a tug of war for the teen with parents, with
friends, and with outside authority figures. Sometimes, having an
impartial and objective person to process the stages with is helpful not
only for the adolescent, but for parents and other caregivers as well.
At Veritas Counseling Center, the therapist has worked with adolescents
and families since 1980 and is highly skilled at creating a therapeutic
relationship with both adolescents and adults that allows for safe
disclosure and problem resolution. The therapist offers both
individual and family therapy to help teens and their families survive the
highs and lows of typical adolescent life cycle issues with less conflict
and strengthened family relationships. Counseling specific to life skills
development is available and adjunct
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is also offered when
The therapist at Veritas Counseling Center offers
Seminars for parents of adolescents, and is also an author
and offers free parenting tips for parents of adolescents. For this month's
tips, visit www.forparentsofadolescents.com
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