Therapy for Teens in Long Island

When your teen is struggling, it can be incredibly painful as a parent.

Therapy for Teens in Long Island

Adolescents have enough to deal with in their constantly changing world, and constantly growing bodies and minds. When behavior or emotional problems are added into the mix, it can become a struggle. No one wants to watch their teen struggle with emotional or behavioral problems without enough support or tools to handle it.

Adolescent therapy that is effective is similar to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and behavior therapy used with adults, there are important differences. And, just as critical, adolescent therapists need to be especially good with connecting, holding attention, and motivating adolescents.

Common Challenges Teens Face

Adolescents can experience a number of challenges. Here are some symptoms and issues to look for:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Academic Problems (learning disabilities, lack of motivation, etc.)
  • OCD
  • School Refusal
  • Self-injury
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Obesity (being overweight)
  • Social Problems (communication issues, isolation, or loneliness)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Irritability
  • Sleep Problems

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Teens

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can be used by adolescent therapists to address many common issues. These include emotional issues like anxiety, anger, and depression. CBT can also be used to help children and adolescents with behavior issues related to school (both academic and social functioning).

CBT helps children better understand their feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how they all influence each other. Our adolescent therapists help clients by giving them specific tools to use to change their behaviors, so clients can be more productive, reduce emotional reactions, and better navigate social interactions with peers, teachers, siblings, and parents.

Rockville Centre Therapy for Teenagers

If the Long Island therapists at my office can help your teen reduce any pain, learn how to behave better, and have a happier life, please give us a call at (646) 260-0703.


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