Teen Counseling in Lake Wylie, SC


The teenage years are often a time of confusion, frustration, and anxiety for parents and adolescents alike as major developmental changes are occurring during this time. As loving parents, we want to protect our children and ensure they are emotionally healthy, but this can feel utterly impossible as many parents feel shut out from their adolescent’s life. It can be hard to decipher what is normal teenage behavior versus concerning red flags that may be signaling a more serious issue.

Adolescent/Teen Counseling in Lake Wylie, Sc


The teenage years are often a time of confusion, frustration, and anxiety for parents and adolescents alike as major developmental changes are occurring during this time. As loving parents, we want to protect our children and ensure they are emotionally healthy, but this can feel utterly impossible as many parents feel shut out from their adolescent’s life. It can be hard to decipher what is normal teenage behavior versus concerning red flags that may be signaling a more serious issue.

Warning signs like anxiety and trauma should not be ignored:

  • Has your teen shown drastic changes in personality? Is your once cooperative and happy child suddenly displaying increased anger, aggression, sadness, or anxiety?
  • Has your teen’s grades dropped significantly? Are they skipping classes or refusing to attend school?
  • Has your teen been sneaking out of the house or running away from home?
  • Do you suspect that your teen is using drugs or alcohol?
  • Are they demonstrating impulsive behaviors or putting themselves into high risk situations?
  • Has your teen lost or gained a large amount of weight?
  • Are you concerned with the ‘friends’ your teen is surrounding themselves with?
  • Has your teen been engaging in concerning sexual activity/promiscuous behavior?
  • Has your teen displayed self-injurious behaviors, such as cutting or made comments about suicide?
  • Has your teen been involved in criminal behavior or had brushes with the law?
  • Has your teen been struggling to cope with parents’ divorce, a death, break-up, a friend moving away, or being bullied?

Here are some warning signs that should not be ignored

  • Has your teen shown drastic changes in personality? Is your once cooperative and happy child suddenly displaying increased anger, aggression, sadness, or anxiety?
  • Has your teen’s grades dropped significantly? Are they skipping classes or refusing to attend school?
  • Has your teen been sneaking out of the house or running away from home?
  • Do you suspect that your teen is using drugs or alcohol?
  • Are they demonstrating impulsive behaviors or putting themselves into high risk situations?
  • Has your teen lost or gained a large amount of weight?
  • Are you concerned with the ‘friends’ your teen is surrounding themselves with?
  • Has your teen been engaging in concerning sexual activity/promiscuous behavior?
  • Has your teen displayed self-injurious behaviors, such as cutting or made comments about suicide?
  • Has your teen been involved in criminal behavior or had brushes with the law?
  • Has your teen been struggling to cope with parents’ divorce, a death, break-up, a friend moving away, or being bullied?
 

If you’re concerned

that your teen is struggling to manage their emotions and is beginning to lose control of their behavior it is time to seek professional help from a counselor specially trained to work with adolescents. Likewise, if you as a parent are feeling defeated, out of control, or inadequately equipped with the necessary tools to support, guide, and discipline your child effectively during this season of life then it’s time to seek help from a mental health professional.

You've come to the right place for teen therapy in Lake Wylie.

As a licensed clinical social worker


Katrina Reese has over a decade of experience and education to help teenagers overcome these exact issues. Her ability to establish an instant bond between herself and your child is natural and completely unscripted. Even teens initially reluctant (or down-right resistant) to participating in therapeutic services want to continue working with Ms. Reese after the initial appointment due to her ability to make teens feel heard, respected, and understood. She quickly becomes a trusted ally and a safe place for teens to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors without feeling judged or lectured.
Ms. Reese utilizes only evidenced-based treatment approaches.
Her techniques are solution-based to equip teens with the necessary tools, confidence, and problem- solving skills to be successful in today’s modern world.

As a licensed clinical social worker


Katrina Reese has over a decade of experience and education to help teenagers overcome these exact issues. Her ability to establish an instant bond between herself and your child is natural and completely unscripted. Even teens initially reluctant (or down-right resistant) to participating in therapeutic services want to continue working with Ms. Reese after the initial appointment due to her ability to make teens feel heard, respected, and understood. She quickly becomes a trusted ally and a safe place for teens to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors without feeling judged or lectured.
Ms. Reese utilizes only evidenced-based treatment approaches.
Her techniques are solution-based to equip teens with the necessary tools, confidence, and problem- solving skills to be successful in today’s modern world.


Teletherapy
Sessions

(Online Therapy)

For your convenience, Emotional Wellness offers Teletherapy sessions as an option. Enjoy your sessions now from the comfort of your own home or office through a live, secure video connection over the internet.

Teletherapy
Sessions

For your convenience, Emotional Wellness offers Teletherapy sessions as an option. Enjoy your sessions now from the comfort of your own home or office through a live, secure video connection over the internet.
 

Choose Emotional Wellness today for a teen therapist near Steele Creek, NC.

Emotional Wellness Counseling Center provides teen counseling for anxiety, depression, trauma and more from its office in Lake Wylie, SC. We also serve Steele Creek and other areas near Charlotte and the North Carolina / South Carolina border such as Belmont, Fort Mill, Gastonia, Rock Hill and Clover .
 

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