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Therapy for Teens
In Charlotte, NC

Adolescence brings on some of the most rapid and intense change we experience at any point in our lifetimes. Navigating all of it while still maintaining academic performance, participation in extracurriculars, and positive relationships with both family members and peers is a tall order to say the least. It is no surprise that during this time, many young people need our compassion, understanding, and openness to their point of view as much as they need guidance and appropriate limits.

Our young people are working through several developmental tasks:

  • Undergoing physical and physiological changes

  • Developing capacity for more abstract and creative thought

  • Discovering new ways of processing information

  • Forming a new identity that will guide their trajectory from childhood into adulthood

  • Juggling the (often conflicting) expectations of society, parents, and peers

  • Experiencing pressures to conform in order to belong and feel accepted

  • Testing limits and figuring out appropriate boundaries

  • Identifying what their own beliefs and values are—what’s important to them

  • Navigating all of this in not only the “real world” but the digital world as well, which presents unique challenges that are not familiar to previous generations


These tasks can be overwhelming, and if a young person in your life is struggling with negative thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, they are not alone. This is a place for them to be heard and understood, to learn new ways of coping with strong emotions, and to feel supported as they navigate the many transitions ahead of them.


How do I know if therapy is right for me or my child?


If you’re a teenager or a parent of one and you’re trying to figure out whether this space is right for you or your child, here are some things to look out for:


  • Frequent moodiness, irritability, or mood swings

  • Lashing out in anger

  • Withdrawing from family and friends

  • Decline in academic performance

  • Avoiding or refusing to attend situations that are uncomfortable

  • Frequent crying

  • Excessive worrying (generally, or about social situations)

  • Thoughts or statements reflecting low self-esteem or self-worth

  • Anxiety or panic attacks

  • Reduced appetite 

  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or inappropriate guilt

  • Thoughts or statements of wanting to harm self or others

Meet Erica Ardern our Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who works with our amazing teen population, BOOK HER ONLINE TODAY! 

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