Adolescent / Teen Therapy
IFC Wellness Center Treatment Areas & Specialties
Adolescence is a developmental period between childhood and adulthood, spanning the ages of 10 through 19. During this evolution, changes in hormones, cognitions and added pressures from peers, parents and school can result in the teen experiencing conflicts pertaining to identity, sexuality, peer relationships and many more. These changes can create challenges for teens struggling to let go and parents campaigning to hold on. If left untreated, these issues can lead to depression, anxiety, substance use, risk-taking behaviors and thoughts of death or suicide.
Adolescent therapy seeks to address these issues and ease this transition by providing teens with a caring, supportive environment to process conflicts, build upon strengths, normalize feelings and encourage healthier choices. Parents may also be encouraged to participate in conjoint sessions to facilitate healthier communication and improve relationships.