How Therapy Helps Teenagers
Therapy is proven to be effective in helping teens with the following issues.
Self-esteem: Many people suffer from self-esteem issues, but this problem is more prevalent for teens who tend to be more sensitive to peer pressure. Add to that the fact that teens are just beginning to form their sense of self and it’s no surprise why teenagers are especially vulnerable to stresses on their self-esteem. Depending on demographics they belong to, some teens may be more prone to self esteem issues. A good therapist can help address this before it hurts your teen for a longer time.
Depression:When teens are depressed, the way they see the world becomes warped as depression makes them believe that they are unworthy of love, happiness, or success. They become more sensitive to perceived slights and laughing with them reads in their minds as being laughed at. This is why our team of qualified therapists utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address depression. This form of therapy straightens out cognitive distortions that make your teen depressed.
Identity issues: Teens are still figuring out their place in the world and what it means to be themselves. At this stage in their life, they may be worried over their future roles as adults. Your teen may also begin questioning their sexual orientation and gender. Societal prejudices can be rough on teens coming to terms with their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE).But by giving your teen access to a therapist who can help them navigate these internal and external conflicts, they are better able to recover from depression.
Anger management: Stress makes people angry and this is something that teenagers can struggle with. While your teen may be only exhibiting anger problems, there’s a chance that they may be going through more. Anger problems tend to mask teen depression and other underlying mental health issues. Enlisting the help of a psychologist to deal with anger management issues your teen faces opens the door to uncovering these hidden mental health problems.
Trauma: Sadly, not even youth protects us from the tragedies that occur seemingly out of nowhere in the course of one’s life. Sudden changes and unexpected events may cause trauma in your teen. Everyone handles trauma differently and a skilled counselor here at My Winnipeg Therapist can identify the best coping methods for your teen.