Teen Counseling at LifePaths Counseling - Littleton, ColoradoWe LOVE working with teens, kids and their families!
Teen Counseling Services at LifePaths Counseling Center
We offer teen counseling for individual teens or their parents on many important counseling issues. In fact, we love working with teenagers! The issues young people face as they approach independent adulthood can be challenging, and not only do we love helping, we love getting to know all of you. We also work with children age 8 and up.
The following list are some of the therapy issues we’ve helped with:
- Stress and Coping
- High School, Junior/Senior Year Stress
- Anger and Resentment
- Behavioral Issues
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Peer Problems
- Romantic and Friend Relationship Issues
- Family Issues or Significant Changes
There are a lot more issues we help with. Please call to discuss it with one of our counselors. We are happy to help you find the type of help you need. We want you and your whole family to thrive.
Most of the time, we work with teenagers the same way we do with adults – using “talk therapy.” Sometimes we may do an activity, or take a walk during our session. This depends more on what is most comfortable and helpful for your teen than anything else.
We may meet with an entire family or a teen’s parents, when it can be helpful to the work in therapy.
Please contact us for more information regarding teen counseling and therapy! We are happy to talk more about how therapy can work for you, and how we can provide support.
Trust in Teen Counseling and Therapy – Confidentiality
In any work a person does with a counselor, it is important to be able to trust your counselor – trust in the confidentiality of the relationship, that you won’t be judged, and that you receive compassion and empathy along with ideas to solve the problems that brought you there.
In adolescent counseling, this is extremely important. We talk about this at the first teen counseling session with both the teen and the parents.
Your son or daughter needs to know that the counselor won’t tell you much about what is talked about. They need this to get the most out of therapy.
Our counselors understand this is hard for a parent to not know as much about what is going on as you may want, but we also reassure you that if something serious is happening, we will let you know about it. We know this requires some trust from you as well.
Why Do We Love Providing Teen Counseling?
Young people at this age are just getting to know themselves and figuring out what it might be like to be adults. It is an exciting time, but it also can be painful for many reasons. It is such a joy to be able to reflect back to a teen how awesome they are as a person, give them tools that will help them be resilient throughout their lives, and to reassure them that what they are going through is a normal process. Sometimes a teen is in a situation with family, peers, internal struggles, or external stresses that it becomes difficult to see that the situation won’t last forever. We want your teen to not only survive difficulties, but to find ways to thrive in life.
Message For Your Teen
More often than not, a parent is the one seeking counseling for a teenager, and most or all of what is written here is as if we are talking to a parent. In other words, the parent is usually the one searching Google or another way of finding our services.
We encourage you to ask your teen to read all of this as well, especially the confidentiality information and about the counselor you will work with if you’ve already talked to us. There are also several pages and self help handouts available on our website that could be helpful before you even see your counselor.
We also encourage anyone who is going to be a client here to speak directly with the counselor they will work with, to be as comfortable as possible when you come in for your first appointment with us. That is especially important if you haven’t worked with a counselor before! We know it often makes people a little nervous coming in the first time, so please do all you can do to feel comfortable with us.