Teen Counseling

Teen Counseling

Naperville Teen Therapists Serving the Chicagoland Area

For parents, watching a child struggle, whether it’s with behavioral issues, bullying, depression, anxiety, or anything else, can be challenging and painful. At JCA Mental Health, we understand that being an adolescent or teen in today’s world isn’t always easy. We also recognize teenagers as autonomous beings with unique needs and issues and seek to provide care, counseling, and guidance for these young people. If your teen needs support, our therapists provide teen counseling services you can trust. Reach out to us today to learn more.

Common Reasons to Seek Teen Counseling

There are almost endless reasons why parents and guardians may decide to pursue counseling services for their child or teen. Sometimes there is an issue or mental health challenge to overcome, and in other cases, parents are simply looking for ways to proactively support their teen’s development. While issues can vary dramatically by age, some of the most common reasons to seek counseling include:

  • Birth of a new sibling
  • Death of a loved one
  • Domestic violence or abuse
  • Divorce
  • Parental fighting/stress in the home
  • Moving to a new place
  • Poverty or being houseless
  • Being bullied
  • Behaviors issues
  • Academic issues
  • Mental health issues, such as bipolar disorder or depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Teen intimate relationships
  • Gender identity and exploration

These reasons for seeking counseling are not inclusive. It’s important to remember that all teens are unique and face their own set of unique issues in school, at home, and in relationships. Our therapists are experienced in a wide range of child and teen issues.

LGBTQIA++ Affirming Services for Teens

Exploring your own sexuality and gender can be complicated at any age, and it can be especially difficult and confusing for teenagers. Many of our staff identify as LGBTQIA++ and have lived similar experiences. They have the training and first-hand knowledge necessary to help teens address issues with sexuality.

Advantages of Teen Counseling

For parents who are watching a child struggle, knowing what to do can feel very overwhelming and even hopeless. Many parents exhaust and frustrate themselves trying to figure out what is going on and how it can be solved. At JCA Mental Health, we know that one of the most effective ways of making change is through therapy. Some of the top advantages of adolescent and teen counseling include:

  • Teaching ways to cope with stress
  • Helping young people to understand and name their emotions
  • Improving self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Learning communication skills for improving relationships
  • Getting a correct diagnosis for any mental health disorders

Parents can also benefit from counseling—working with a therapist may help parents learn more about what their child is experiencing and how to best approach their teen. We provide both family and private sessions for teens and parents.

Talk to our Teen Therapists Today

The rate of mental illness amongst teens is at an all-time high as young people struggle with self-identity, confidence, bullying, academic and social pressures, and more. At JCA Mental Health, we want you to know that there is help available. Our therapists are passionate about providing counseling services that are patient-centered and focused on each patient’s individual goals.

To learn more about our services for teen counseling in Illinois and how we can help your family on their journey to better wellness, call our office directly or use the intake form on our website to send us a message. We are accepting new patients.

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We welcome any and all questions! For anything that may require a general response feel free to leave a message and we will respond in a timely manner. For questions specifically for our clinicians, please call our office.

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