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 treated at SW Psychology

SW Psychology is experienced in treating all forms of anxiety in adolescents and young people aged 13-20. Some common anxiety-based conditions include:

  • 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
  • Difficulties with Transitions to Secondary School, or Tertiary Education/ Work Force

Associated Conditions treated at SW Psychology

It is common for anxiety to co-occur with other psychological symptoms, and can sometimes be at the core of other problem areas. Psychologists at SW Psychology treat all forms of anxiety as well as a variety of associated conditions including:

  • Family Relationship Difficulties
  • Peer Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bullying
  • Low Self-Esteem & Reduced Confidence
  • Learning Difficulties
  • 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
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Click on a menu link to the right to find out more about Adolescent Psychology including our Adolescent Anxiety Clinic, or visit our Blog or Resources page to find useful information for teens.