Goals of Adolescent Psychology
When adolescents and their families participate in counselling with a trusted psychologist, they develop a sense of safety and support, and a special space to build their own inner resources and coping tools. The process of counselling assists in building resilience skills, and increases a young person’s sense of independence, self-esteem, and well-being.
Adolescent Anxiety Conditions
Shannyn is experienced in treating all forms of anxiety in adolescents and young people aged 13-25. Some common anxiety-based conditions include:
- Academinc Stress
- Generalised Anxiety
- Separation Anxiety
- School Refusal / Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Phobias & Fears
- Strong Avoidance Patterns
- Panic Attacks
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sleep Difficulties
- Adjustment Difficulties
- Performance Anxiety
- Perfectionism / High Standards
- Transitions to Secondary School, or Tertiary Education/ Work Force
It is common for anxiety to co-occur with other psychological symptoms, and can sometimes be at the core of other areas of concern. Shannyn treat’s all forms of anxiety as well as a variety of associated conditions including:
- Family Relationship Difficulties
- Peer Difficulties
- Behavioural Issues
- Low Self-Esteem & Reduced Confidence
- Risk taking behaviours and safety planning
- Learning Difficulties and academic concerns
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Separation & Divorce
- Grief & Loss
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Anger & Irritability
- Disordered Body Image
- Disordered Eating & Emerging Eating Disorders
- Relationship Difficulties
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Research shows that children and adolescents with high and persistent anxiety that remain unaddressed are at risk of developing further psychological problems such as an anxiety disorder, especially if they lack the resources, support, or assistance in addressing the source of their anxiety. Early intervention is the key to addressing and reducing this level of risk.
Head over to Shannyn’s blog for further information and resources, or to read about red flags for when to seek professional help.
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- What is Child Anxiety?
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- What’s the Difference Between Child Stress and Anxiety?