Why seek counseling for your kids?
Children and adolescents may have experienced stress, such as divorce, family conflict and peer violence, for which they are not able to cope with and need help. They may have a number of stressors for which they need guidance from a counselor to help process and integrate.
When children and adolescents transition through development stages they can feel more stressed. For adolescents, they are developing their identity and exploring new roles. Research tells us that anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of adolescents between the age of 13-18. Those with anxiety disorders may develop depression, have difficulty with academics, develop substance use and miss out on social experiences.
With the guidance of a counselor, coping skills, developmental education and age appropriate parenting ideas can help support children, adolescents and families in their transitions.