Ottawa Family Counselling with Teenagers
The teen years are often difficult for a variety of reasons. If you or your teen feel that the stress has become too much to handle and is affecting your day to day life, please contact us by email or by calling 613-425-4257.
The Teenage Years Are Difficult
During this time, teens are making a lot of choices about studies, careers, relationships, sexuality, identity and are also becoming more independent. For people with limited life experience, making these types of decisions is extremely difficult. The decisions they make at 16 could affect them for the rest of their lives. On top of that, many teens have difficulties with bullying, in and out of school – which can have an enormous effect on their self-esteem.
Bullying and Cyberbullying
One of the largest challenges teenagers face is bullying. Whether it’s in school, on the bus, or cyberbullying, it can have a lasting effect on teenagers leaving emotional scars that carry on into their adult years. With social media becoming more popular and more relevant than ever, it provides an opportunity for teenagers to have a more discrete, but often more damaging method of bullying. If your child has been bullied, online or at school, we recommend that you talk to our professional counsellors. We can help you put a stop to bullying and cyberbullying, help rebuild your teens confidence, and get them back on track to living, learning, and socializing confidently.
Other Teenage Challenges
Teens also struggle with difficulties far beyond bullying. It is a burdensome time filled with questions of identity, of surging hormones and changing peer groups. Teenagers are often under plenty of pressure at school and also at home to develop and apply themselves. While self-harm or self injury can occur at any age, it is most frequent in the teenage years; especially for girls. Self-harm usually does not indicate that your teen is intending to commit suicide, however, it does indicate that they are hurting and are in need of help. You can learn more about self-harm here. Our Ottawa teenage counselling can help teens face their problems and move through what is often a very difficult period of life.
Issues That Teen Counselling Can Address
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
- And more!
Our trained team of counsellors offer sensitive, co-operative, and confidential counselling to teens that may face any of the issues mentioned above. We know that keeping these things in and not dealing with them head on can cause a lot of emotional and psychological damage that will likely stay with them into their adult years.
Counselling Can Help
Our Ottawa counsellors are trained in counselling for teenagers. This kind of counselling, for example, can help teens deal with issues of shame that arise from experiences with bullying. Our counsellors can help teens practice techniques to increase their own self esteem. They can learn to build psychological defenses against bullying, preserving their self-confidence and sense of self worth. Counselling for teenagers can help them find the strength to move through a bad bullying experience.
Is Counselling Right For Your Child?
- Is your child being bullied at school?
- Does your child have difficulty functioning?
- Does your child seem depressed or anxious?
- Is your child having difficulty communicating?
If you see your teenager in the above statements, counselling can help. Contact one of our Ottawa counsellors today and help your teenage child get back to being themselves. We are here to provide them with the tools to regain their sense of confidence and to help overcome any obstacles that may come their way.
Areas We Serve
- South Keys