Adolescence can be a challenging and confusing time. It is a period of life marked with an intense search for one’s identity, rapid physical changes, desire for independence and a striving for belonging and connection. The complexities of this phase of life can bring about many changes in an adolescent’s interpersonal relationships with friends and families. Adolescents need to feel supported and understood as they adapt to and navigate their worlds of constant changes.
Adolescents of this generation are living in a world full of screens, distractions, and political unrest. The teens of today are becoming increasingly aware of the need for mental health support as they are faced with new hardships every day. While there may be an abundance of mental health resources available to teens online, the limitless benefits of a therapeutic relationship between a counsellor and an adolescent are unparalleled.
Adolescent counselling can provide the following benefits:
Improved mood and overall well-being marked by an increase in energy, functioning, positive affect, and increased self-esteem
Fewer depressive symptoms
Improved social skills
Development of positive coping skills and increased resilience
Improved physiological health and positive youth development
Reference: Eime, Young, Harvey, Charity, & Payne, 2013 – International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
Avery Therapy Centre offers adolescent counselling by highly skilled and knowledgeable counsellors who are well-educated in adolescent development.
Our intern counsellor Jannie Ngo offers low cost adolescent counselling to youth aged 12 to 24 years old. Jannie has extensive experience working with youth in multiple settings, such as hospitals, schools, recreational settings, and within individual counselling. Jannie has a background in child and adolescent development and is well-equipped to support youth dealing with a multitude of issues from increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic to interpersonal challenges within family, friend, and romantic relationships.
To learn more about Jannie or to book an appointment, click here.