Adolescence is often a tumultuous stage of our development. Most adolescents and teens struggle with their identities. At the same time, they also face the task of learning to balance the desire for more freedom while taking on more responsibilities. Therapy could be beneficial to your teen during this period between childhood and adulthood by helping them to:
- Better identify their values and understand themselves
- Improve self-esteem
- Learn to communicate more effectively with family members, friends, teachers or coaches
- Boost confidence
- Improve problem-solving skills
- Learn skills to cope with difficult emotions
- Improve resiliency to life’s challenges
- Balance the demands of school, extra-curricular and home life
Confidentiality in Counseling
Generally speaking, the information provided by and to a client during therapy sessions is legally confidential and cannot be disclosed without the client’s written consent. When providing services to children and adolescents, it is important that parents/caregivers understand that some information will be held confidential.
-Suspected child, adult dependent, or elder abuse or neglect, which I am legally obligated to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
-If a client communicates any information involving a threat to himself or herself or to others, I may be obligated to take immediate action to protect you (the client) or others from this threat. Additionally, I am obligated to report the threat to both the authorities and the intended victim(s) of the threat.