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Children and Teen Counseling

When your child struggles, the whole family struggles. GHCC offers one-on-one therapy for children and teenagers to help them through difficult times. We are here to support them by easing their frustrations and providing them with tools and strategies to cope with difficult emotions or situations. Life will always present challenges, but we are here to offer guidance and support to keep your child going.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

What are examples of Teen Stress?

Teen stress manifests itself in many forms, and we are here to help. We specialize in:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Bullying of any form
  • Peer pressure
  • Sexual activity
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Obesity and body image
  • Academic stress

Types of Therapy for Your Teen

There are many different types of therapy for your teen, including individual, group, or family therapy.

In individual therapy, your teen gets personalized one-on-one help for what is affecting them. This individualized approach affords the teen an opportunity for rapid growth through homework and specialized coping skills that will benefit them specifically. Everything discussed will be confidential, between your teen and the therapist.

Group therapy provides your teen with the opportunity to sit together with their peers. The group is generally small and always has a leader or therapist to guide the conversation. The benefit of group therapy is that your teen’s peers can help and support one another since they are also dealing with similar problems or have similar mental health diagnoses. In these groups, it is easier for your teen to be vulnerable because of the shared experiences. Furthermore, because each member has joined the group at a different time and have different healing experiences, they can support one another and even provide mentorship.

Family therapy is an excellent strategy if there has been a recent change in the family dynamic—for example, a loss or divorce. In family therapy, everyone can participate and discuss what they feel, think, and need and listen to one another share. It is a way to work through trauma or difficulties together as a family unit.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have noticed your child or teen struggling and are unsure of what to do, call us and set up an appointment today. We will meet your child or teen where they are and set up a plan to help them navigate the tides of life.

 

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