Helping your teen to thrive.
There’s a big difference between surviving the teen years and actually thriving in them. We help teens develop new ways of coping with stress and anxiety so they can become more happy and resilient in every area of life.
Going through the natural progression from kid to adult is challenging for most people, but when is it time to reach out for help? Hormones can only explain so much.
In fact, anxiety, depression, and addiction are increasingly common for teenagers today, and waiting to get help can make things worse over time.
Seeking therapy for minor issues can help prevent major issues down the road.
We provide teens with support, giving them skills to help them navigate things like school and the anxieties/pressure that come alongside it successfully.
-Lack of motivation
-Social anxiety and shyness
-Struggling to find their identity
-Sadness and depression
-Substance abuse and addiction
We equip your teen with practical coping skills they can start using as soon as their first appointment.
When helpful, we’ll be a communication bridge between teens, parents, and siblings. And if you’d like us to collaborate directly with other important people in your teen’s life such as teachers, school administrators, social workers, nutritionists, or psychiatrists—we’ll happily do that too.
We care that your teen has a strong support system—to help navigate the journey from adolescence into adulthood with more resilience, confidence, courage, and joy.
Counseling helps teens navigate their lives by helping them develop self awareness, healthy coping mechanisms, and the tools needed to address difficult emotions. For teens who have trauma or mental illness, counseling will help them develop a recovery oriented relationship to these challenges.
We do not recommend forcing or coercing your teen to go to therapy if they do not want to go. This could cause the teen’s relationship to therapy to be more like a punishment than a positive outlet.
If you believe your child could benefit from therapy, you could provide them with the option to “test it out” by scheduling a 15 minute consult call with one of our therapists. Additionally, you could seek out individual therapy for yourself so that you can develop the parenting techniques needed to help your child navigate their difficulties. This also sets a positive example for the benefits of therapy.
This is up to the preference of the family. Ideally, the teen is involved in the consultation process, but it is not required. If the teen is younger than 18, then a parent or guardian must sign a consent form for the teen to be treated.
There are many reasons your teen could benefit from therapy. We highly recommend therapy for teens struggling with trauma and mental illness. Additionally, if your teen is experiencing difficulty with any of the symptoms mentioned on this page, teen therapy is an effective way to help your teen move through their challenges.
If you are a teen who believes you could benefit from therapy, we would be happy to have a 15 minute consult call with you, your parents, and a therapist who can speak with you all. If you are under the age of 18, you will need your parents’ consent to engage in therapy. Having your parents communicate with the therapist during a free consult call can give them the confidence in the process and a better understanding of how you may benefit from it.
At Counselling Kenya, we use a variety of therapy modalities to treat each teen’s specific needs. These include EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, Play Therapy, and Psychodynamic, amongst others.
Parents should be included in the consult call with the therapist. We encourage parents to join the last 5 minutes of session so that the teen has an opportunity to discuss the session with the parent in the company of the therapist. Additionally, if you and your child see fit, you can have joint sessions from time to time.