When to seek a psychologist for your teenager

As a psychologist for teenagers, I know that adolescence is the vital stage in which individual identity is defined. It is a complex stage of transition between childhood and adulthood. Therefore, it is common to live with anxiety, insecurity, and confusion.

I offer support as a psychologist for teenage depression or when a teenager experiences any sort of emotional distress. And naturally, in the event that the adolescent develops symptoms of a psychopathological disorder. My sessions are developed through conversation, games, and drawings.

What a psychotherapist for teenagers helps with

  • Self-esteem problems.
  • Confusion about one’s own identity.
  • Relational difficulties with colleagues or siblings.
  • Relational difficulties with parents.
  • Emotional difficulties that affect learning or school performance.
  • Behavioral disorders.
  • Fears and phobias.
  • Gender issues.
  • Emotional support in grieving processes, such as the separation of parents.
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • Complex Trauma.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Eating Disorders.
  • Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADD and ADDH).

Psychotherapy for teenagers includes sessions with parents, as it is necessary to involve them in the treatment for it to be successful. In the follow-up sessions with parents, advice and tools are offered to facilitate an understanding of their children’s difficulties and help them create a healthier bonding with them. These skills will enhance the improvement of symptoms, and prevent the future development of mental disorders.

Psychotherapy sessions for adolescents last one hour and cost €60. Although both in-person and online sessions are offered, the in-person form is recommended.