Today’s youth are faced with so many stressors on a daily basis: school, peer relationships, self-esteem, navigating social media, and for many, anxiety and depression.
Most teens and tweens who start group therapy feel lonely, stressed, overwhelmed, or really negative and critical of themselves and others. Oftentimes, they struggle with things like perfectionism or even feeling completely unmotivated. Maybe you’ve heard your own tween or teen say things like,
Does your tween or teen feel irritated, sad, or lonely?
Do any of the following resonate when thinking about your tween or teen?
- They feel lonely or even isolate themself from friends and family.
- They’ve lost the joyful feelings they used to have in life.
- They’re constantly feeling overwhelmed, anxious, irritable, or depressed.
- You know that your teen’s attitude isn’t helpful but getting out of it alone doesn’t seem possible.
If any of these sound true for your tween or teen, we want you to know that you’re not “crazy.” And even though you might feel alone in the struggles you’re having with your child, what you’re going through is common and it’s okay to ask for help. You aren’t alone and you certainly aren’t a “bad” parent!
Group therapy can help your child feel less anxiety and stress.
It’s possible for your child to feel better. Imagine a life where your tween or teen can…
- Stop worrying all the time.
- Have improved attitude, mood, and motivation.
- Shift into a more positive and hopeful outlook on life.
- Improve their relationship with others.
- Stop letting anxiety affect the way they live.
Your child will be able to manage stress and other difficult emotions better.
Group therapy helps your child rise above their challenges and start moving towards their ideal life- feeling less lonely and stressed out, and more connected and better able to cope.
Your tween or teen will get the practical tools they need to better manage their emotions and be more social.
How group therapy works:
Group Therapy consists of 60-minute, group sessions that meet weekly to help your child work through concerns. In addition to listening, our group therapist will guide your tween or teen toward solutions and motivate them with ideas. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:
- First, our therapists provide a safe, accepting space so that you and your child will feel comfortable sharing their struggles with us at our initial intake session. This session is conducted one-on-one with a group therapist.
- We’ll get a picture of what your child’s challenges are and how group therapy may be able to help.
- We’ll work to discover what your child’s goals are for group therapy and for where they are in life.
- Your child will then join the group best suited for them and receive help with immediate concerns- like managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations.
- Over the course of group therapy, your child will feel more connected to others and start making progress towards the life they desire.
Ready to start feeling better about your child’s concerns? If your child feels alone and overwhelmed, group therapy could help. Start now and your tween or teen can feel more in control of their emotions and better connected to other people. During your free phone consultation with our clinical director you can share what’s going on for your child and we can explore how Group can help.
Get started with your free consultation today.