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Teen Therapists in Coquitlam

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Teenagers are re-defining who they are, developing new values, and gaining a sense of belonging.

All in the midst of feeling confused, stressed, lonely, and lost.

 

As teens might prefer to talk, we offer talk therapy with the option of incorporating art/expressive therapy if this matches their style. Often, you will see us discussing an important theme while doodling, drawing, playing boardgames, and even walking around the clinic while offering a warm and supportive space that encourages trust and self-expression. 

Teen counselling
Counselling Helps Adolescents
Counselling Helps Adolescents Dealing With:
  • Impulsive behaviour

  • Anxiety / worries

  • Aggressive / explosive behaviour

  • School refusal

  • Bullying

  • Social difficulties

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Defiant behaviour

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Self-harm/suicidality

  • Depression

  • Gender identity and sexual orientation

  • Separation and divorce

  • Transitions (e.g. starting high school, moving, change in sports, or living arrangements, etc.)

  • Traumatic events (e.g. sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief, death in the family, etc.)

Working Together

Counselling sessions are targeted to every family as adolescents' needs are unique. However, in general we propose the following:

OPTIONAL Intake session with caregivers: before starting to work with teens, we can meet with parents to discuss concerns, observations, goals for therapy, and brainstorm new strategies to try at home.

Working with teens: regular weekly or bi-weekly 50-minute sessions are recommended for installing and practicing new skills, ways of thinking and ways of being. 

OPTIONAL Debrief with caregivers: we understand that teenagers have the right to confidentiality. We also understand that parents have concerns and want to support their teen's journey. Please know we work systemically, encouraging teens to allow us to update parents on their progress.

After Counselling, See Your Teenager:
  • Better regulating emotions and behaviour

  • Increased sense of control

  • Feeling motivated

  • Relating better with friends

  • Increased self-confidence

  • Expressing anger in a safer way

  • Decreasing their anxiety and taming worries

  • Practicing new social skills

  • Coping with trauma and grief

  • Solving problems and trying different solutions

  • Adjusting to changes in the environment

  • Self-advocating and increasing their coping skills

Adolescent Counselling
We are immensely grateful for the incredible support provided during a challenging time with our teenage son. (Strong Ties Counselling) is superskilled, empathetic and the approach made all the difference... we can't recommend enough. 

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