Therapy for Teens in Mt. Pleasant

The transition into being a teenager can be equally problematic and hard on both parents and teens. It’s not exceptional for teenagers to feel displaced, depressed, irritable and/or anxious. This is also a time where communication between parents and teens often breaks down. Middle school and high school can be a tough place, and often, teens find that it affects their confidence and self-esteem.  It is quite common that the actuality of a situation is that most teens do not want to talk to their parents about their personal lives.  As parents ourselves, at Lowcountry Family & Children, understand this as well as anyone.

Our role in teen counseling is to be somebody who is not their parent, their friend, or their teacher. We place no judgement on them, or the choices they have made.  We provide them with an environment that reinforces that fact that being a teenager can be hard, while being somebody who is on their side, but not directly involved in the theatrics of their everyday lives.

We assist teenagers in developing skills to communicate themselves in appropriate ways that can be understood. Instead of staying stuck in a tangle of emotions, teens who work with Lowcountry Family & Children learn to express feelings and needs in a way that empowers them as young adults. We work on skills to reduce anxiety, work our way through and out of depression, avoid or stop self-harm (ie cutting, burning, abusive relationships), and improve communication and interactions with their parents and peers.

Teens usually wish to meet alone, without parents, or sometimes they wish for a space to be able to talk with their parents – We are happy to honor the decision of the teen, but always strive to keep communication open between the teen and parent(s).