Teen / adolescent counseling / therapy

Our expert therapists in teen adolescent counseling therapy understand that the teenage years and adolescence can be hard. It can be difficult to deal with changes in your body. Emerging and sometimes overwhelming feelings of sexuality. Changes in self-identity. Dealing with relationships. The pressure to perform. Uncertainty about the future. Is it any wonder your teen / adolescent is having difficulty coping?

Having someone to talk to outside of parents, teachers, and peers can be an invaluable resource for mental and emotional development.

Together, through understanding, compassion, and hard work, we can help you communicate, cope, and heal.


Noticed a serious change in mood?

Been feeling depressed?

Lost interest in things you thought were fun?

Been constantly fighting with your family?

Isolating yourself from friends and family?

Spent all your free time away from home?

Teen adolescent counseling therapy – Teen anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases. A phase is temporary and usually harmless. But children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear, nervousness, and shyness, and they start to avoid places and activities.

A child who sees a scary movie and then has trouble falling asleep or has a similar temporary fear can be reassured and comforted. But that is not enough to help a child with an anxiety disorder get past his or her fear and anxiety.

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are likelier to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in risk-taking behaviors.

Anxiety disorders also often co-occur with depression, eating disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

With treatment and support, your child can learn how to successfully manage the symptoms of an anxiety disorder and live a normal childhood.

Teen adolescent counseling therapy depression: It’s not just “a phase”

Do you wonder whether your irritable, moody, unhappy teen / adolescent might actually be depressed? Most teens feel unhappy at times. Then add hormones to the mix. Couple that with other changes happening in a teen’s life and it’s easy to see why their moods swing like a pendulum.

However, your teen is probably not going to tell you that they are depressed. They may act out in ways that say they are. But findings show that 1 out of every 8 adolescents teen have depression.

Fortunately, teen depression can be treated as well as the serious problems that come with it.

How do you tell the difference? If your teen’s unhappiness lasts for more than two weeks and he or she displays other symptoms of depression, it may be time to seek help.

Depression is a serious mental illness lasting anywhere from four days to over a year depending on severity. As a result, if depression goes undiagnosed and untreated it can negatively affect your teen’s ability to function daily. Even more, issues arising in childhood and adolescence can carry on into adulthood and worsen over time.

Depression increases the risk of suicide. Especially in adolescence.


Symptoms of teen depression:

  • Apathy
  • Memory loss
  • Rebellious behavior
  • A sudden drop in grades
  • Withdrawal from friends
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • Preoccupation with death and dying
  • Staying up all night & sleeping all-day
  • Sadness, anxiety, or a feeling of hopelessness
  • Use of alcohol or drugs and promiscuous sexual activity
  • Complaints of pain, including headaches, stomachaches, low back pain, or fatigue
  • Irresponsible behavior — for example, forgetting obligations, being late for classes, skipping school



If you answer ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then there’s a good chance that your child will go on to develop an anxiety disorder. Get Teen Adolescent Counseling before it does.

Red flags for anxiety include persistent stomach aches, reluctance to go to sleep, or problems sleeping through the night in a separate room. Anxious children may refuse to attend birthday parties and sleepovers or be unwilling to go on school field trips without a parent.

Left unchecked, anxiety disorders may lead to educational problems and increased risky behavior, depression, and other mental health problems down the road.

If you suspect your child or teen may be suffering from anxiety, you should then talk to a professional.
Treating depression

The teenage years are an extremely difficult time. Negotiating changes in the body, the emerging and sometimes overwhelming feelings of sexuality, changes in self-identity, relationships, the pressure to perform, and uncertainty about the future: just to name a few! Add this to a brain that is not fully developed and it is any wonder your teen is having difficulty coping. Having someone to talk to outside of parents, teachers, and peers can be an invaluable resource for mental and emotional development. Especially for adolescents! Teen Adolescent Counseling can be invaluable.

Parenting a teen / adolescent can be hard. You can’t help them if you're not okay. Self-care is very important for you at this time. Contact us to get the help you need.
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VERIFICATION OF INSURANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE PAYMENT FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY Pay portions are estimates based on the information provided to Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW by the patient and his or her insurance carrier. The patient/guarantor must understand that having an insurance benefit does not guarantee payment. Exact benefits are determined when claims are received by your insurance company. There is no guarantee on our part that claims will be paid. If a claim is denied, the client will be immediately billed for the outstanding amount while the denial is investigated. The insurance carrier makes the final decision as to whether payment will be made after it receives and reviews the claim. Some insurance companies use third-party processors for handling their mental health claims. This may be unknown to us at the time we verify your insurance and the information we receive can be inaccurate. We strongly recommend you check with your insurance provider for further explanation of your coverage. When a client is treated at Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW (TCG), as a courtesy, TCG’s staff contacts the patient’s third-party payor to check insurance eligibility and pre-certification for insurance payment. We do our best to get accurate information but verification doesn't guarantee payment or accuracy. We advise you to call and check with your insurance for your exact plan benefits. Every insurance policy is different. It is recommended that you contact your provider about copayment, deductible and out-of-pocket expenses, and pre-certification requirements. Also, as a courtesy, Transformations Counseling Group. LCSW will bill the client’s insurance carrier for services. The patient/guarantor is responsible for all outstanding balances should the insurance company fail to pay all or any part of the charges. The client’s Financial Counselor must be informed of all insurance coverage prior to the first visit. Any non-payment as a result of the patient’s/guardian’s failure to provide insurance information prior to the first visit is also the patient’s/guarantor's financial responsibility. It is the patient’s/guarantor’s responsibility to ensure that all insurance premiums, dues, and COBRA payments are current throughout the patient’s treatment at Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW PLLC Any costs incurred by the patient/guarantor due to a change in the patient’s insurance policy are the sole responsibility of the patient/guarantor. The patient’s insurance coverage is a contract between the client and an insurance carrier – not between Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW, and the insurance carrier. As such, the patient should be aware that insurance policies often change. It is the client’s sole responsibility to know his or her coverage. Any costs incurred by the patient/guarantor due to a change in the patient’s insurance policy are the sole responsibility of the patient/guarantor.

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