Does my teen need therapy?
The team at Key Insights Counseling know that those years as a teen and early adult are incredibly important.
Teens must quickly learn to adapt to new stressors as they prepare to launch into adulthood. Young adults must make significant life choices about their career, education, and relationships. All sorts of major changes are happening all at once as teens and young adults transition into new roles and responsibilities – and it’s no wonder why many of them struggle.
And as much as we would like to see them succeed, many teens and young adults face emotional and psychological hardship.
If you are wondering if your teen is struggling, here are a few red flags to look for:
If your teen or young adult is showing any of these warning signs, they may be struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or other mental health issues. – and we are here for you!
Here at Key Insights Counseling, we offer outstanding therapy services for children, teens, and adults from all over Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Penngrove, and Petaluma because we believe everyone deserves a chance at wellbeing.
If you would like to sign up for services or learn more about how Key Insights can help, contact us today! To learn more about how therapy can help, read on!
How will therapy help?
Therapy for teens and young adults is designed to do three main things:
Teens and young adults deeply value privacy. Therapy provides a safe, private, and neutral space where teens can talk about issues freely and without worry about other people – especially their parents – might think. This allows them the freedom to speak their mind and wholly benefit from the therapy process in a way that is unique to psychotherapy. Over time, this can promote the level of sharing and social engagement that happens outside the therapy office.
Therapy also helps identify the problem, which often includes providing an accurate diagnosis. Diagnoses are simply descriptions that clinicians use to tailor treatment to the specific needs of the person, as therapy for anxiety may look different from therapy for traumatic life events. Teens and young adults also tend to struggle with unique developmental issues related to their age and stage in life, and so therapy helps answer some of those questions. Therapy provides opportunities to drill down and understand whatever contributes to your teen’s issues so that you can begin to do things differently.
Finally, therapy is all about finding effective solutions to those problems. Teens and young adults get to discover new (and healthy) coping strategies for life’s many stressors. They also develop awareness of themselves and others – which makes them more effective at what they do outside the therapy office. Most importantly, they develop confidence in their ability to handle future issues as budding adults.
This is why therapy is so incredibly effective for issues such as:
- Drug and alcohol use
- Risky behaviors
- Acting out
- Arguing with parents
- School issues (poor performance, truancy, drop out, bullying)
- Self-harm or cutting
- Screen use, social media, and video game addiction
- Sexual, physical, and/or emotional trauma
Additionally, therapy is particularly useful for college students who might be dealing with:
- Feeling lost, confused, or unsure what career path to follow
- Peer issues and rejection
- Drug and alcohol use
- Poor academic performance
- Social anxiety or poor social skills
If you believe that your teen or young adult might benefit from therapy, contact us today! The team at Key Insights Counseling is here for you – and we believe that, together, we can make things better.
What does therapy look like at Key Insights Counseling?
We are here for you.
Our team of individual and family therapists offer a wide range of services to help meet your needs effectively and efficiently. Our services are designed to incorporate the latest research while offering strategic, compassionate and solution-focused treatment. The initial session is called the “intake interview,” which involves a thorough review of their developmental history and current situation. This allows us to accurately pinpoint the problem and collaborate on a plan moving forward. From there, we meet for regular individual and/or family therapy to get your teen moving closer to wellness and success.
As your teen engages in therapy, they begin to learn how to:
- Make adult decisions
- Use effective coping strategies
- Regulate emotions and manage stress
- Develop advanced social skills
- Feel confident and in control
- Launch from “the nest” and thrive
Our practice is called “Key Insights” for a reason. We believe in those incredible “aha” moments, those breakthrough realizations where children, teens, adults, and families discover the key to unlocking success. Our goal is, no matter what your struggle might be, to help you find those key insights and move forward with a life worth living. We help clients learn to have difficult conversations by having difficult conversations with them. We have high expectations for the people we work with, and we provide ample support in our efforts to drive them closer to their goals.
Do not wait and hope for things to get better on their own – contact us today to begin your child’s journey towards wellness.
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Our office is located in 2 Padre Pkwy, Suite 302A in Rohnert Park. We are easy to get to and we offer lots of parking. We are also conveniently located near public transportation, shopping, and easy freeway access. Our office atmosphere is relaxed, comfy, and elegant with the goal of creating a space where true healing can happen.