Adolescent treatment

Adolescent therapy and counseling services

Parents often struggle when their children reach their teenage years because adolescents tend to separate themselves from their parents to find their own identity. That struggle is confusing and difficult and can be extremely challenging for the entire group. Sometimes families get off track, and everyone feels the tension.

It’s often difficult for parents and adolescents alike to understand these transformations. Children grow up and eventually become adults themselves — though never as quickly as they may want. Every day, adolescents are exposed to stress and pressure, experiencing higher levels of anxiety, depression, frustration and confusion as they work to find their own identity.

Adolescents' family dynamics can change rapidly. Gestalt Associates is prepared to help you face these situations and overcome them together with your adolescent.

Some of the challenges that the Gestalt Associates team approach address include:

  • Marital and family conflict
  • Divorce and living apart
  • Blended families
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Violence, whether domestic or outside the home
  • Peer pressure and conflicts
  • Academic issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Self-harm and cutting
  • Terrorism and fear
  • Natural disasters

Adolescents and their families need a caring, supportive environment where they can feel safe to open up and deal with their problems. Through family intervention, parenting work, play therapy and case management, Gestalt Associates help preteens and teens make better decisions and understand the complexity of today’s modern world.

Our child therapy model helps children learn to function more efficiently, overcoming the behavioral and emotional obstacles they set up for themselves and others around them.

For information on how to get started, click here.

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Recommended Working Paper: Treating the Characterologic Adolescent