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Counseling for tweens and teens

Counseling can be beneficial to assist adolescents aged 13-18 who are experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges. At Lifeologie Counseling Oak Cliff we understand that teens and tweens have their own set of issues that many adults just don’t get. The counseling process is designed to gain the trust of your child. We provide a sounding board that may not be available in other environments in which they may not feel comfortable fully expressing themselves.

The professional counselors at Lifeologie Counseling Oak Cliff will provide your teen/tween with the following, based on their unique needs:

  • emotional support
  • assistance in resolving conflicts with other teens/tweens or adults
  • aid in identifying creative solutions to old problems
  • an impartial ear for expressing feelings and sharing problems they are facing

Outcomes to be expected from ongoing counseling may include a change in behavior, improved relations with friends or family, less anxiety, or improved self-esteem. The length of therapy depends on the complexity and severity of problems.

What is unique about counseling teens/tweens

This time of life is a period of intense growth, emotional and sexual plasticity, and the rapid evolution of feelings, moods, and behaviors.  Teens & tweens are seeking answers to new questions, developing new roles, struggling with the shape of their new post-childhood reality and becoming impatient to develop an identity.  There is an intrinsic struggle for independence, which may create stress at home. More than other age group, teens & tweens tend to act out feelings and are exquisitely sensitive to privacy, independence and identity.

Confidentiality is very important to teens and tweens.  Our counselors are very sensitive to this and consider it an essential aspect of successful therapy as long as there is no threat of physical harm to the adolescent or anyone else.

What is the role of the family in adolescent counseling

In addition to the child, parents and other family members may also need help understanding the process and the challenges being faced by the teen/tween in counseling. From the beginning, our counselors work with the family to establish an effective, trusting relationship

If you think your adolescent child would benefit from counseling, call Lifeologie Oak Cliff at 972.590.8030 to schedule an appointment.