Depression Counseling for Teens & Young Adults in Sugar Land, TX
Depression can be a thing of the past. Teen therapy & young adult counseling can help.
Does your teenager prefer to spend time alone more so than with friends or family?
Has your young adult's mood changed and now they seem sad more days than not?
Does your teenager express hopelessness for the future?
Have these changes lasted longer than you thought they would if they were simply a phase?
Are you worried that instead of pulling out of the depression, they may sink further into it?
Depression is insidious. It may start to slowly seep into a teenager or young adult's life; however, it has a tendency to take hold and not let go.
As parents, there are times where we can feel powerless. We have tried to help our teen or young adult be happy, have motivation, and drive only to find minimal result. Our heart aches for our kids and there is nothing we wouldn't do to help them be happy again.
And once the depression lifts, your teenager or young adult will feel like they have a new lease on life!
Rate of Depression in Teens & Young Adults
The Pew Research Center has found that a growing number of American teenagers and young adults are struggling with depression. They found that depression among teenagers and young adults has risen by 59% from 2007-2017. And we know that since the pandemic, depression rates among teenagers and young adults has only increased.
In October of 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children's National Hospital, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry declared teen and young adult mental health a "national emergency".
There are many reasons for the rise in depression among teenagers and young adults, and yes, smart devices and social media factor into this equation. And it doesn't look like the trend will reverse. Depression among teens and young adults is at an all-time high.
It can be difficult as a parent to know if it may just be a phase their teen or young adult is experiencing. The key to understanding if it is a phase or not is the duration of the depression. If it persists over time it may be more than a teen phase.
Below are signs and symptoms that you can be on the lookout for when deciding if your teen or young adult may need more support due to the depression they are experiencing.
Signs & Symptoms of Teen Depression & Young Adult Depression
While signs and symptoms of depression may be different from person to person, depression affects each person similarly. It robs us of energy, hope, and happiness.
According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, signs of depression among teens and young adults include the following:
appearing sad, irritable, or tearful
changes in appetite or weight
a decreased interest in activities once seen as fun, enjoyable, or pleasurable
regular complaints of boredom
a decrease in energy
feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
alcohol or drug misuse
major changes in sleeping habits
talking about or thinking of suicide
withdrawal from friends or after-school activities
worsening school performance
While depression can feel heavy and overwhelming, there are a lot of great therapeutic approaches in helping teens and young adults overcome depression. Working with a specialist in teen counseling and young adult therapy will increase the chances of a successful outcome.
Counseling for Depression Has Helped Others & It Can Help You Too
At Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, we have been intentional on organizing the purpose of pour practice. We believe that hiring therapists who specialize in teen therapy, and young adult counseling helps increase the chance of success in counseling.
Our mission is to help teens and young adults overcome emotional challenges in these years so that they don't carry these burdens into their adult years. And we see many teens and young adult achieve success in depression counseling.
Depression is one of the more common challenges that we help teens and young adult overcome. There is a high rate of success when the teen or young adult follow through with what is discussed in therapy. There is a even higher rate of success when parents are included in the counseling journey.
The Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling Approach to Therapy for Young Adults
At Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, we want our teens and young adult to feel comfortable in therapy. Because of this, we have paid special attention to not only the teen counselors and young adult counselors we hire, but the environment as well.
When you walk into Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, it does not feel like a therapist or medical office. We have snacks and drinks for our teens, young adults, and families to enjoy. We have overhead music playing. Soft lighting in our lobby and wall flowers that bring that bring a nice scent to the office.
And for the parents, we have a massage chair you can use while waiting for your teen or young adult!
It is also important that your teen or young adult not feel judged. Our counselors approach our clients form a non-judgmental point of view. While we see the challenges the client brings to therapy, we also see their strengths and focus on their strengths as we help them overcome the challenges.
A few of the counseling approaches that we use and that have helped teens and young adults lift the weight of depression include:
The therapeutic approaches se use at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling are supported by research and have been shown to be effective in the shortest amount of time.
Begin Teen Therapy or Young Adult Counseling at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling: Sugar Land, TX
We know how hopeless depression can make a teen or young adult feel. Why begin therapy when nothing is going to work" is what we often what we hear when working with depression.
Yet as time passes in teen therapy and young adult counseling, the weight of depression starts to lift, and the teens and young adults start deeply enjoying life again!
We also have our office in Katy. Katy Teen & Family Counseling in located in Katy, TX, where we also specialize in teen, young adult, couples, and family counseling. We are conveniently located off ofI-10 and the 99-feeder road in Katy, TX.
If you are ready to meet with one of our counselors specializing in depression counseling, all you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
Contact Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling.
Talk with one of our caring therapists.
Start today to learn to overcome these challenges.
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