Denver Metro Counseling is now offering online therapy for teens and tweens.
The world is experiencing quite a mix of reactions to the coronavirus spread. Though our youth are reportedly at low risk of being negatively impacted by the virus medically, many are having a hard time reconciling the impact this crisis has on them.
Seniors are grieving the potential loss of prom, graduation, not being able to play sports for many their last time, and finishing their high school career with their friends.
All teens and tweens are having to adjust to taking online classes, not having face-to-face interactions, finding ways to entertain themselves, learn how to manage their depression, anxiety, substance abuse or other challenges without many of their helpful distraction activities.
We believe that all teens want to do well and when they aren’t doing well or are struggling with school, relationships or activities, somethings might be up and it’s time to check in with them. Sometimes teens have the vocabulary to describe what’s going on and sometimes they don’t.
In today’s world, teens are overwhelmed with pressures from every angle: teachers, peers, coaches, parents and themselves. When pressures become too much motivation may decrease, they might struggle with low self-esteem, have emotional outbursts, or turn to alcohol, drugs and nicotine to cope. Sometimes they may put too much pressure on themselves to do well.
During adolescence, teens are learning how to navigate the world outside of home. Though they still need their parents’ support, they gravitate toward developing relationships with their peers and fitting in. When they don’t have healthy ways of dealing with life stressors, they can fall into unhealthy relationships and patterns that when go unnoticed or uninterrupted can lead to more pain and suffering throughout their life and even thoughts of suicide.
We get teens. We understand their day-to-day challenges and the pressures and changes in the world they face today. We help teens to identify their values, learn how to make healthier choices, balance pressures from adults and peers, handle disappointment, problem-solve and communicate more effectively.
Trauma Therapy , PTSD Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Substance Abuse Counseling, Addiction Treatments, Recovery Support
Help for Thoughts of Suicide
Parent Support and Parent Coaching