Orlando Teen Therapy

Orlando Teen Therapy

Orlando Teen Therapy. What is Teenage Therapy and How to Find a Therapist for your Teen: 

Is your teenager asking to go to counseling? Does your teen want to start therapy? Maybe you, yourself are a teenager looking to begin therapy. If any of the following apply to you, we are more than happy to assist in answering any questions you may have about the process.

What is Orlando Teen Therapy?

Therapy for teenagers is similar to therapy for adults.  It involves a uniquely tailored approach. It is designed to best fit the needs of the individual teen. Therefore teenagers often present to therapy with a wide range of presenting problems, including, but not limited to:

Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
LGBTQ+ Concerns
Teenage College and Career Concerns

When a teenager begins therapy, a therapist will work collaboratively with the teenager and their parent(s) to gain a holistic understanding of the client’s struggles. Also focusing on their desired outcomes. Therapists work to build rapport with the teenage client. This helps validate their concerns. Also develop treatment plans. This will improve the clients overall mental health and wellbeing.

Orlando teen therapy grants a teenager the opportunity to speak with an unbiased, third party. Therapists are trained to address and combat mental health concerns. Sometimes opening up to friends and family is a difficult task for teens. This is especially true if they are unsure of the root of their presenting problem. Working with a trained professional in a neutral space can open the door for developing self-awareness.

Myths About Teen Therapy  

“How can my teen need therapy? Life only gets harder as you get older.”

It is a common misconception that teenage mental health issues are less severe than those of adults. Teenagers experience mental health issues with just as much intensity as adults. It’s easy to assume that a teenager is not struggling, based on the fact that they do not have to deal with “real world problems”. This is far from true. Mental health issues do not discriminate against those who are under the age of 18.

Anxiety and depression are experienced just as severely among teenagers as they are adults. Relationship conflicts are equally as intense among teens as they are among adults. Teenagers care for their friends and significant others with the same level of emotional investment that adults do. Conflict and rejection are equally impactful.

“My teen needs therapy. I must have done something wrong.”

The thought of your child struggling can be instantly overwhelming. If you think your teenager might benefit from therapy, it is easy to assume that this means you have done something wrong as a parent, however, this could not be further from the truth. In the same way that a parent can battle a mental health issue, that is not the result of their relationship with their children, a teenager can battle a mental health issue that is not the result of their parent’s actions. Mental health issues can impact anyone, regardless of age or background.

Does my Teenager Need Therapy?

If your teenager is experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other concern relating to their mental health, therapy for teens can benefit them. It helps them to develop awareness. It also can create sustainable change. These issues no longer impact the client’s mental health. Your teen can benefit from therapy. It is beneficial to have a conversation with them about their own thoughts and concerns about seeing a therapist.  Are you a teen who thinks they might benefit from starting therapy? If so, have a conversation with your parents about finding a therapist for teenagers in Orlando.

Starting therapy assists teenagers in developing a working understanding of their thoughts. Also their emotions, and beliefs. They are no longer negatively impacted by mental health issues. For example, if a teenager is struggling with anxious thoughts, therapists will assist to identify triggers for anxiety.  As well as to uncover possible belief systems that are perpetuating a cycle of anxious thoughts. In the same way, if a teenage client is struggling with depression the therapist will work to understand the client’s experience of depressive symptoms. 

They will assist and uncover thought patterns that might be contributing to their depression. Therapists for teenagers are prepared to assist the client in identifying mental health issues and developing sustainable solutions.

Finding The Right Therapist For Your Teen

The process of finding a teen therapist can be intimidating. It is difficult to know where to begin and how to find someone qualified. When searching for a therapist online, make sure you read their personal biographies. You want to find the right match. Request a free consultation if you are unsure.  The therapist will answer any questions you might have about the process of therapy for teens.

Get Help Today: Orlando Teen Therapy

If you or someone you know is struggling, we are happy to answer any and all questions you may have about therapy.  Our therapists offer free, 15-minute phone consultations to answer questions you may have and to provide teens and their parents with a chance to get to know their therapist, before booking a first session. Feel free to schedule a phone consultation. You can also book your first session online with one of our therapists, or call us at (407) 967-1327.

We are excited to announce a new LGBTQ+ support group for teens. We have started a teen LGBTQ+ online group.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the group, contact us today!

Written by: Hannah Mayderry, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Contact: hannah@therapyhec.com