Teen Counseling in Sugar Land, Texas
Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling: Specializing in Teen Counseling.
Challenges Teens Face Today
Their depression has you worried, and you just want them to be happy again.
As their parent, you are worried about their anxiety and how to help them.
Your once confident teenager or young adult now struggles with self worth and you aren't sure what happened.
Reasons Parents Take Their Teen to See a Teen Counselor
There are many reasons parents have their teenager or young adult start teen counseling or young adult therapy.
Often, parents notice a change in their teen or young adults' typical mood. As time passes, their mood does not improve, and parents become worried.
Sometimes it can be a change in behavior. Some parents find that their teen or young adult start behaving differently than what is typical for them:
A once rule following teenager starts to regularly break the rules.
A young adult who rarely argues is now arguing frequently.
As a highly capable student getting good grades, parents find that the grades are falling and not getting back up.
Some parents bring their teen or young adult to therapy due to a loss their child has experienced in their life. It can be a loss through parents divorcing. A close family member that your teen or young adult was close to passed away.
As a parent, you may be reading this page for an entirely different reason for bringing your teen or young adult to therapy.
Regardless the reason, now is the time. The teenager years are typically when emotional or behavioral challenges emerge. And it is in the teenager years (including young adults) that is the best time to overcome these challenges.
As parents, we want our kids to be happy and successful. Should teenagers or young adults not address these issues head on, the emotional or behavioral challenges my very well follow them into their adult years.
At Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, we want to help your teenagers and young adults remove the emotional or behavioral obstacles that could stand in their way of becoming a happy, healthy, and successful adult!
Common Challenges Teen Therapy Can Help With
In October of 2022, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared teen and young adult mental health a "national emergency". The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children's National Hospital joined with them in this declaration.
In 2013, the American Psychological Association surveyed both adults and teenagers separately related to their stress levels. They found that teenagers reported levels of stress similar to adults. Except when school is in. During school, they found that teenagers reported levels of stress higher than the adults reported.
The United States Surgeon General indicated that adolescent mental health is now a national crisis.
If your teenager or young adult is struggling, they are likely not alone. Some common struggles that Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling helps teens and young adults with include:
School refusal, and
Dropping grades among others.
The good news is that many teens and young adults are successful in therapy. With the support of their parents, our teen therapy and young adult counseling specialists can help your teen or young adult overcome their challenges.
Teen Counseling Approaches at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling
It is important to us that we use those therapy approaches for teens and young adults that are supported by research and shown to be effective. Taking these approaches combined with our therapists who specialize in teen therapy and young adult counseling, it is a powerful approach to helping teens and young adults overcome their challenges.
Some of these approaches that we use at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling include:
Each of these therapy approaches that are supported by research allow for the teen counselor and young adult therapist to individualize the approaches based on your teen or young adult's individual needs and circumstances. This is one of many reasons that they are so effective.
Parents Play an Important Role
I remember hearing a therapist, for the first time, explain to me why they don't speak with the parents when working with teenagers or young adults. Their reasoning was that the teen or young adult is their client therefore they cannot talk with their parents.
I left trying to wrap my brain around their line of thinking. What I came to see and understand is that therapists who do not specialize in working with teens or young adults often have this thinking.
As I talk with other therapists who specialize in teen counseling and young adult therapy, 100% of use include the parents throughout the teen or young adult's therapy.
Some of the roles parents play in teen and young adult therapy that adds significant value to the therapy process include:
Reinforcing at home the skills and tools your teen or young adult is learning in therapy. As your therapist, we will provide you progress updates as therapy goes along.
Giving your feedback on how your teen or young adult has been doing between therapy sessions. It is important that we get progress reports from you. Your feedback on their progress between therapy sessions is invaluable when we meet with your teen or young adult in therapy.
Participating in the therapy process with your teen or young adult. Some teens may not want to be in therapy, or they are too shy to fully express themselves in session. Having parents participate in session to lend support and input can help therapy progress at rapid pace.
As we work with your teen or young adult, it is important that we include you throughout the therapy process in various ways. This helps the teen or young adult achieve greater outcomes versus when a parent is not involved.
What Obstacles May Be Preventing You From Starting?
If your teen or young adult is struggling, now is the time to help. Our main purpose at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling is to help your teen or young adult overcome:
We want to help end the challenges while today to prevent them from taking these complex emotional or behavioral challenges into their adult years. During the adult years, it can become exponentially more difficult to resolve these challenges.
I don't know of a parent who would not want for their teen or young adult to overcome those challenges during the teen or young adult years. Yet, there are teens and young adults struggling without the help of a specialist in teen or young adult counseling.
Are there obstacles in your life that may be preventing you from having your teen or young adult start therapy?
1. I Don't Have Enough Time
This is one of the more common obstacles parents face today. Most parents have great demands on their schedules. And unless your teen or young adult can drive themselves to their therapy sessions, this will require a parent to do so.
I have found that in my personal and professional life, I will make time for what I place a value on. And that is not unique, it is like that for many of us.
We don't want your teen or young adult to take their emotional or behavioral challenges into their adult years. And the vast majority of parents hold this same value -- even more so as it is their child.
This will not last forever and the long-term benefits will reward the value you placed on your time in helping your teen or young adult access a teen or young adult specialist.
2. How Do I Know They Need Therapy - It May Just be a Teen Phase
This is probably one of the more challenging aspects in teen and young adult emotional or behavioral challenges. Aren't teenagers and young adults supposed to be a little moody? Absolutely!
If your teen or young adult is experiencing a phase, this phase while unpleasant for them and everyone around them, should not interfere with their ability to succeed at the levels they are capable of. While the teen or young adult may be a little challenging to be around at times, this phase should not ruin relationships either.
Some teens tend to go more inward during their teen phase. However, while they may turn more inward the intensity should not prevent them from succeeding at levels, they are capable of. If it is a phase, it should not ruin relationships either.
If you are unsure of whether your teen is experiencing a teen phase or if they may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or other emotional challenges, err on the side of caution. Have them meet with a teen counselor or young adult therapist.
If the therapist specializes in teen therapy or young adult counseling, they should be able to tell you within a few sessions whether they think it's simply a teen phase or if they believe it's something deeper.
If it turns out to be something deeper, down the road you will be glad you took them in as they get the help they need to be happy and healthy.
3. I Don't Have the Money for Therapy
There are so many other things that I would like to do with my money than to spend it on therapy. I like to eat out. I like to go to movies. I like to travel and see the world. Money put towards therapy could be put to these and other things.
And yet I know that the restaurants are not going anywhere. It probably won't kill me to see a movie when it's available to stream. And therapy isn't going to be the rest of my life. It often is a 4-6 month time frame and Rome is not likely to go anywhere in that period of time.
I have a family member who spends roughly $500-$600 a month on fast food. Yikes! When we look at areas like this where spending can be reduced and put towards something that will likely have life long, positive results for our teens and young adults, it helps put into perspective what is important to us.
We want to help your teen or young adult overcome depression, anxiety, ADHD and the negative impact these have on them today. And we want to prevent them from taking these things into their adult years to prevent the impact it could have on them as an adult.
Start Teen Therapy Today: Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling in Sugar Land, TX
Your teen or young adult does not need to suffer through the symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, or other challenges any longer. Those teens who have invested parents see high rates of success. Invest in your teen or young adult's today so that they can have a future free from the emotional or behavioral challenges.
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 help your teen or young adult overcome emotional challenges today, all you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
Contact Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling
Speak with one of our teen and young adult specialists
Help your teen or young adult today restore hope, happiness, and connected family relationships!
Other Services Offered at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling Sugar Land, TX
Peak performance (optimal academic brain performance)
Peak performance (optimal athletic brain performance)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Therapy for Anxiety
Therapy for Social Anxiety
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) For:
Teen trauma treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For: