Attending Therapy as a Youth
Therapy for Youth
For a number of reasons, developing years can be a difficult time for many young people. Bullying, body image, peer groups, academics, emotional and physical changes, family issues, sexuality, are just some examples of the challenges young people today might be experiencing. While parents, teachers, and friends all serve key functions in a youth’s development, access to professional support can offer the youth a safe space to explore confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings.
Supporting Youth with:
Grief & Loss
Transitions and loss can be a difficult time for anyone. During the developmental stages, experiencing a loss of a friendship or death of a loved one can be exceptionally traumatic. As young people are still developing their sense of self as well as general life skills, professional support during times of grief may be helpful and necessary to move through the complicated emotions associated with loss and difficult transitions.
In todays age of social media and technological access, bullying is more complicated than ever before. While traditional in-school bullying can do enough damage to a young person’s confidence, cyberbullying can have longer lasting and more devastating overall effects on a person’s life. It is often felt that there is no ‘getting away’ from it once it begins and often escalates quickly. Working with a professional can decrease feelings of shame, provide practical conflict management strategies, and aid with problematic catastrophic thinking.
Anxiety can look and sound a number of ways in young people. Mood swings, obsessive thoughts, sleeplessness, and withdrawal, are only a few ways anxiety may present in young person’s life. Anxiety can have devastating effects on a person, regardless of age. However, overwhelming fears or anxieties in youth have been linked to mental health problems later in life. Proper support for young people during this critical developmental period can help these individuals learn effective coping strategies that will aid them throughout their lives.
About Youth Counselling
Besides parents and teachers, youth today may not have many adults in their lives they would feel comfortable enough sharing their innermost thoughts and feelings with.
During the developmental years, many parts of an individual’s life can feel confusing and possibly overwhelming. There are many changes taking place physically as well as emotionally, as young people learn to navigate their relationships and their lives.
As individuals leave childhood and enter into adolescence and young adulthood, they are expected to manage personal, academic, and social circumstances with increasing responsibility. This can be very challenging for some youth.
Counselling during the developmental years can offer a number of positive benefits for individuals. Having access to healthy role models and genuine connection with a caring professional can provide young people with the direction and support needed to remain on a path to a successful transition from childhood into adolescence and young adulthood.
Professional support can provide the space for young people to explore their personal thoughts and feelings, positive support through healthy relationship building, and help young people establish and utilize effective life skills and coping strategies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a therapeutic intervention where talk and experiential techniques are used to aid individuals in
Is Psychotherapy covered by insurance?
Some insurance companies are beginning to include Psychotherapy under more extended benefit plans.
If your insurance company does not currently cover psychotherapy, please visit the Registered Psychotherapists Insurance Committee for more information.
Who is a candidate for therapy?
Any person who feels as though they would benefit from speaking with a professional is a candidate for therapy. If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, or any number of challenges, finding a professional to work with might be the right choice for you.
How do you choose a therapist?
There are a number of ways an individual might find a therapist. Searching online will undoubtedly present a number of viable options. Referrals from medical professionals or friends are often useful when beginning a search for the right therapist.
While there are many factors you may want to consider, such as convenience, education, approach, etc., the most important consideration is how comfortable you feel with your therapist. Following your instincts might be the most helpful tool in finding the right fit for you.
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