Adolescence can be an ambiguous time, but it doesn’t have to be filled with challenges. Adolescents are often torn between their actual developmental age and a society that pushes them to more mature behavior. All too often they are simply misunderstood.
Because adolescent clients are skilled at surviving this reality and other circumstances, the need for counseling may not always be apparent. Often, the need for psychiatric counseling can appear in subtle ways like withdrawal, isolation, or a lack of interest in things they historically found enjoyable.
At Counterbalance Counseling, we align with our adolescent clients to build trust and rapport while remaining transparent. We advocate on their behalf while facilitating healthy communication and nurturing their relationships.