Teens are exposed to some overwhelming external and internal struggles. They go through, and are expected to cope with hormonal changes, puberty, social and parental forces, work and school pressures, and social media influences. Most teens feel misunderstood, unsupported and overwhelmed in today’s world. We can help!

You teen might need to see a Life’s Hope Counselor if…………

  • Self-Esteem and Body Image issues
  • Excessive Stress
  • Being Bullying or Bullying others
  • Depression symptoms
  • Anxiety
  • Cyber/Gaming Addiction
  • Drinking and Smoking
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Underage Sex
  • Defiant Behaviors, coming home late, not going to school, not following house rules.
  • Peer-Pressure

Take a Test for Teen (Youth takes this test)

Youth Mental Health Test – MHA Screening (mhanational.org)

Eating Disorder Information & Support – MHA Screening (mhanational.org)

For Parents:

Parent Test: Your Child’s Mental Health – MHA Screening (mhanational.org)

Resources:

How to Prevent Drug Use in Teens | Partnership to End Addiction – Partnership to End Addiction (drugfree.org)

Youth : Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

Help your teenager feel more confident – ReachOut Parents

PowerPoint Presentation (internetsafety101.org)

How Can Therapy Help Me and my Teen?

Getting your teen a counselor allows them to express their feelings and to talk about the things that are upsetting to them or that they are experiencing at school, work or home without fear of being judged or in trouble. It also allows them to be honest about things that they may have done without the fear of punishment from their parents. It’s important to explain to your child that therapy is a safe place and that you will not be questioning what they have said in therapy and what the counselor said to them. Their counelor is not allowed to talk about what’s happening in the sessions and can only give a snapshot for the parents of possible outcomes, with few exceptions like active suicidal plans, reports of abuse or neglect.