Teenagers today face a host of issues never before seen in previous generations. Dangers have come right into their schools and movie theaters. The internet provides more information than they can filter right into their lives daily. The world is a stressful place for those already taxed with the difficult job of moving from childhood to adulthood. That is why adolescents today need more support than ever before, often in the form of professional counseling that can help them sort through the issues and strengthen their own sense of self.
What Is Adolescent Counseling?
Adolescent counseling is a specialized form of individual counseling designed to meet the unique needs of teenagers. Many teenagers balk at the idea of counseling, which is why it is important to choose a counselor trained and experienced in working with this age group. Teenagers need to feel secure and comfortable with the professional with whom they are working, so that they are able to open up about their issues and work with that professional to find solutions.
Several providers at Sherman Counseling have backgrounds working with children and adolescents. Our counselors use special techniques geared toward younger clients to make counseling sessions more enjoyable. Research has shown that these methods are an effective way to engage youth in the counseling process and make it easier for them to process thoughts and emotions.
School Assistance Services
The professionals at Sherman Counseling understand the impact of social and emotional stressors on academic performance. We offer a wide range of school assistance services to middle schools and high schools to address the unique needs of this age group. Our staff members specialize in working with youth in the school setting and offer the experience and flexibility to work with the unique needs of each school and each student we encounter. Our programming currently includes grief services and bullying education. We also provide educational programming designed to help students learn more about themselves and their personalities as they navigate the stressful and challenging, yet rewarding journey, to young adulthood. If you are interested in learning more about these services or would be interested in working together to develop a new program to meet a need which has arisen within your school system, please contact us.
Teens have unique problems and issues that can be difficult for adults to understand today. At Sherman Counseling, we work with these clients to help them find a healthy place in this complex world.