Being a Teenager Isn’t Easy

You look around and your friends are having fun, forming relationships and doing well in school. They are so confident and seem to have it all together. And there you are, feeling alone, lost or left out. Life is just not a lot of fun. You may ask yourself why is it such a struggle or if it will get better. Will I ever fit in or have true friendships and feel good about how I look and who I am?

Stress at Home and School

Balancing home and school stress is difficult; not to mention the pressure of social media and the world which makes you feel you need to be “perfect.” You feel like you’ve failed before you’ve even started. You may compare yourself to others’ and wonder why they are having a better time than you. You may never feel like “enough.” All this stress may have you feeling like you can’t do anything right, and is leaving you feeling lonely and confused. What should you do and where can you go from here?

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Anxiety Doesn’t Have to Be a Part of Your Teen Years

At Evanston Counseling, we specialize in counseling and therapy for teenagers. We will work with you to identify and understand the underlying issues causing your anxiety. We will also teach you strategies and coping skills to help manage your emotions, behavior, and relationships in a healthier way. We use a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as relationship based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or mindfulness-based therapy, depending on your individual needs.

You Are Not Alone. Teen Therapy Can Do Wonders

Through counseling and therapy, our therapists will help you discover how to get creative, think outside the box and do what is best for you. Together, we will look at your relationships at home and school and examine how your thoughts and feelings impact what you do or say, and give you the tools you need to reduce your anxiety and loneliness. Cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, stress reduction strategies, relational therapy, pet assisted therapy, and sometimes clinical hypnotherapy will be used to help you figure out why you feel so anxious, stressed, or depressed and help you move past what is getting you stuck.

We Specialize in Therapy for Teens

We understand how complicated being a teenager can be. You no longer have to feel alone or be led by fear, indecisiveness, or self-doubt. When your anxiety and loneliness is released it will open up possibilities for you in your friendships, family, and school life, allowing you to feel more happy, relaxed, and confident.

If you are ready to take charge of your feelings and let go of the anxiety and the difficult feelings, click below to find out more about our teen treatment program for anxiety.

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Ready to Take Charge of Your Feelings?

Our team of therapists in Evanston are here to help you feel more settled and stable. Schedule a a free, 15-minute phone consultation to ask any questions you have about Teen Therapy.