Counseling for Teens

Kerry Alcott, LMFT

If you are looking at this page, then you or your teen is probably struggling in some way.  Dealing with feelings desperation or perhaps hopelessness can be overwhelming. It might feel too painful or embarrassing to discuss or share with anyone.

Depression during adolescence can create a new level of stress. The transition to adulthood is often the most stressful, hardest time of our lives.

It can feel scary to know your child is struggling and not know how to help. You watch them make choices that harmful, especially if you suspect the expression of emotional pain through self harming behaviors such as eating disorders, risky sexual behavior or even cutting.

My therapy with teens and adolescents often includes:

  • Parent-Child Conflict Resolution
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Depression, Sadness and Loneliness
  • Appropriate Boundary Setting
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Social Dynamics and Pressures
  • Defiant Behavior and Acting Out
  • Academic Goal Setting and Struggles
  • Identity Issues
  • Social Isolation
  • Risk-Taking Behaviors
  • Sexuality

Extra support, empathy and non-judgement as your child makes the change to an adult is available. You don’t need to try to manage it all on your own. I am here to help.