What is Teen Counseling?
Teen counseling can help teens to navigate challenges, manage life stressors, adjust to major changes, understand and express themselves better, make better decisions, and live emotionally balanced lives.
Why Teen Counseling?
Serious mental stress is a fact of life for many American teens. According to a 2019 Pew Research Center survey of youth ages 13 to 17, seven-in-ten teens say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 4.1 million teens in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2020.
Teens voice concerns over the following:
- Pressure to get good grades
- Pressure to look good
- Pressure to fit in socially
- Pressure to be involved in extracurricular activities
- Pressure to be good at sports
- Drug addiction
- Alcohol consumption
Is Teen Counseling Right for My Teen?
If your teen seems withdrawn, experiences a change in sleep patterns, starts having angry outbursts or starts to perform badly in school, schedule an appointment with your teen’s physician or contact a mental health professional.
Ready to Get Started with Teen Counseling
Call 412-322-2129 or fill out the form below to start teen therapy.
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