Teen Counseling

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SpotLyte Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Therapy Services located in Downingtown, PA

Teens experience a number of physical, emotional, and social changes as they navigate early adulthood. At SpotLyte Behavioral Health in Downingtown, a team of mental health professionals works together to provide compassionate teen counseling services. They work with teens from all backgrounds, including those struggling with addiction, depression, and trauma. To learn more about the teen counseling services available at SpotLyte Behavioral Health, call or schedule an appointment online now.

Teen Counseling Q & A

What is teen counseling?

In progressing from childhood and adulthood, teens undergo many social, emotional, and developmental changes that can impact their mental health and self-esteem. This time in an individual’s life is marked by increased independence that can be difficult to navigate without a strong support system.

Coupled with these changes are often feelings of loneliness and pressure both to fit in socially and to succeed academically. For teens struggling to understand their sexual orientation or gender identity, these feelings of isolation from their peers and pressure from authority figures in their lives are often amplified. 

Therapists with training in teen counseling understand the unique challenges that teens from all backgrounds face. They work with teens who are coping with physical and sexual trauma, mental health challenges, and even addiction.

Who can benefit from teen counseling?

Talking to a mental health professional is beneficial for any teen. Teen counseling gives individuals in this age group the opportunity to open up to a professional who understands the obstacles that teens face.

Teen counseling is especially helpful for teens with:

  • Drugs or alcohol addiction
  • Parents addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • A history of physical or sexual abuse
  • Academic struggles at school
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Conduct disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • A connection to the LGBTQIA+ community

The mental health professionals at SpotLyte Behavioral Health also provide support for juveniles who are on probation and dealing with a juvenile probation officer (JPO). The team works together to help teens break the cycle and make positive changes for their future.

What is included in teen counseling?

Teen counseling is an individualized type of therapy. With a team of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists, SpotLyte Behavioral Health can design the right treatment plan for every teen. 

The goal of teen counseling is to give teens agency in their lives. Counseling provides a compassionate, judgment-free environment for teens to discuss their feelings, fears, and anxieties without feeling unheard or minimized.

To better serve their teenage patients, the team may include one or more of the following treatments in their teen counseling programs:

  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication
  • Lifestyle changes

To learn more about the benefits of teen counseling, call SpotLyte Behavioral Health or schedule an appointment online today.