Helping your teens thrive

Teen counselling | Teen Therapist in Mombasa

Teenage years are hard, but working with a teen counsellor can help.

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.

Help your teen thrive by reaching out to us Today!

Is your teen struggling with…

-Lack of motivation
-Social anxiety and shyness
-Struggling to find their identity
-Sadness and depression
-Sexuality concerns
-Coming out
-Behavior problems
-Substance abuse and addiction
-Academic issues
-Anger management
-Family concerns
-Trauma

We create a non-judgemental, collaborative partnership with your teen so they can freely explore their challenges and emerging identities.

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.

Help your teen thrive by reaching out to us Today!

FAQs

How does counseling help teens?

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. 

My teen doesn't want to go to counseling, how do I persuade them?

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. 

For a teen client, does the teen attend the consult call? Or the parent? or both?

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.

How do I know if my teen needs therapy?

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.

I'm a teen who wants therapy. How do I persuade my parents to take me?

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. 

What therapy is best for teens?

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. 

How do you include parents in teen therapy?

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.