Adolescent Counseling In Waldorf, MD

Adolescent Counseling In Waldorf, MD

Teens go through a time of massive change in their minds and bodies, often resulting in emotional challenges and mental health problems. The mental health professionals at One Alkaline Life, LLC have extensive experience providing specialized counseling to adolescents struggling with these issues. To discover how they can relieve psychological distress in young people, call One Alkaline Life, LLC’s office in Waldorf, Maryland, today. You can also schedule a telehealth appointment by completing the online booking form.

Adolescent Counseling Q&A

Adolescent counseling uses techniques specifically developed for young people over 12.  

Counseling with One Alkaline Life, LLC’s team of mental health professionals provides adolescents with a safe environment. Here, they learn to identify and solve problems, express their feelings, and develop healthy ways of coping with challenges.

Adolescent counseling can support young people through problems that commonly arise during the teenage years. These might include various stressful experiences, from discovering their sexuality or gender identity to coping with life events like loss and moving.

Adolescent counseling can also help teens with mental health and developmental disorders such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Trauma

Teens also experience issues with relationships and social challenges like bullying and racism.

Many different types of counseling can help adolescents overcome their problems. Depending on the kind of issues they have, their therapist might recommend one or a combination of therapies, such as:

Interpersonal therapy

Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships and how they affect emotions. It can be helpful for teens with depression.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT can help with most adolescent mental health problems. CBT helps adolescents identify damaging thought patterns that affect their ability to manage daily life. Their therapist shows them how to replace these harmful or flawed thoughts with more positive, realistic ones. 

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT can help adolescents who are self-harming, suicidal, or have borderline personality disorder. It helps them take responsibility for their lives and find better ways of coping with their emotions.

Family therapy

Family therapy improves communication and understanding between family members. Sessions could include parents, guardians, grandparents, and/or siblings.

Mentalization-based therapy (MBT)

MBT is a specialized approach that helps adolescents struggling with identity issues.

Supportive therapy

Supportive therapy improves adolescents’ self-esteem as well as helps them cope with their problems in a healthier way.

One Alkaline Life, LLC also offers group therapy, where young people can discuss their problems with other adolescents experiencing similar issues. Group therapy can improve social skills and help adolescents learn how others cope with mental health conditions.

To learn more about adolescent counseling, call One Alkaline Life, LLC, or schedule a telehealth consultation by completing the online form.

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We are now accepting Maryland Medicaid and Virginia Medicaid for mental health services

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