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  • Comprehensive Therapy for Teens and Their Parents in Boynton Beach and Wellington, FL

    Comprehensive Therapy for Teens and Their Parents in Boynton Beach and Wellington, FL

    Navigating the teenage years can be challenging, filled with unique pressures, transitions, and emotions. At Reflections Creative Therapies Group, we offer specialized therapy services tailored to the needs of adolescents, providing support and guidance to help teens and their families thrive during this critical stage of development. Our practice has two convenient locations in Florida: one in Boynton Beach, and the other in Wellington.

    Family Counseling for Teens and Their Parents

    Adolescence is a complicated and confusing time for both teens and parents. At times, parents may ask themselves if what their teen is experiencing is “normal” for their age or if there are more threatening issues at play such as clinical depression or anxiety. At Reflections Creative Therapies, we work with parents and teens to identify if therapy is right for them and to provide education, support, and guidance through this difficult time.

    How Do I Know If My Teen Needs Help?

    There are a lot of changes going on in the mind and body of a teen. During adolescence, teens are building their independence and learning to separate from their parents. They become responsible for their decisions and behaviors. When teens are making the transition to adulthood, it can be an emotional time, and parents will often wonder if their child needs help or if it is just a phase.

    If you are seeing your teen crying more often, becoming disengaged with things that used to bring them joy, and isolating from friends or family, it may be an indication that your teen is experiencing depression and could benefit from therapy. Teens with depression may report feeling empty, numb, tired all the time, or hopeless. Although heightened emotions are typical in adolescents, these symptoms can help distinguish “growing pains” from clinical depression.

    In addition, anxiety over appearance and performance is common in adolescence. However, if your teen is struggling with panic attacks, avoiding situations that make them uncomfortable, or saying that their work is “never good enough”, these may be signs that your child is struggling with anxiety that is interfering with their ability to function in everyday life. Overwhelming feelings can develop into maladaptive behaviors such as alcohol abuse, self-harm, and oppositional behaviors that can be dangerous or even life-threatening. If your teen is experiencing any of these behaviors, therapy may be necessary.

    The Benefits of Teen Therapy

    There are numerous benefits associated with therapy for teens, including:

    • Emotional Support – Teen therapy provides a confidential space for teenagers to express themselves and process difficult emotions, such as sadness and anger.
    • Skill Building – Our therapists teach coping skills and techniques to help teens manage stress, regulate emotions, and navigate interpersonal relationships.
    • Identity Exploration – Adolescence is a time of self-discovery and identity formation. Therapy offers teens the opportunity to explore their values, beliefs, and goals, fostering a stronger sense of self-awareness and confidence.
    • Peer Support – Group therapy or support groups for teens allow adolescents to connect with peers who may be experiencing similar challenges, reducing feelings of isolation and providing a sense of belonging.

    Our Approach to Teen Therapy

    At Reflections Creative Therapies Group, we take a holistic approach to teen therapy, addressing the physical, emotional, and social aspects of well-being. Our child and adolescent therapists often utilize creative and experiential modalities such as art therapy, play therapy, and expressive therapies to engage teens in the therapeutic process and facilitate deeper exploration and expression of thoughts and feelings. We also work closely with parents, teachers, and other professionals involved in the teen’s life to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to treatment.

    Reach Out Today to Get Started

    If you’re a teenager struggling with the challenges of adolescence, Reflections Creative Therapies Group is here to help. We have therapists specially trained to provide therapy for teens. They will be able to assist you with navigating these years and provide you with answers to your questions and concerns. Contact us today to get started and take the first step towards a brighter, more resilient future.