What Therapy is Best for Adolescent?

Teen years, am I right? It’s like riding an emotional rollercoaster. For both teens and their families, it’s a time of wild ups and downs. Navigating through this time sometimes requires professional help. That’s where our expert adolescent therapists at Brittani Persha Counseling in Houston, TX, step in. We get what teenagers are going through, and we’ve got a bunch of ways to help them out.

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Adolescence is a time of significant emotional and psychological development. Adolescent therapy at Brittani Persha Counseling is a tailored approach designed to provide a safe and supportive space for teens to explore their everchanging emotions. Our skilled adolescent therapists specialize in establishing trust with adolescents and addressing key issues such as identity development, peer relationships, academic stress, and family dynamics. Through open dialogue, evidence-based techniques, and a person-centered approach, adolescent therapy serves as a foundational pillar in helping teens build resilience and navigate the complex challenges of adolescence.

In this guide, we’re breaking down the different types of therapy we offer, explaining who they may help and how they may help. So, if you’re a parent in Houston wondering which therapy is the right fit for your teenager, hang tight – we’re here to help make sense of it all!

Types of Adolescent Therapy Available at Brittani persha counseling

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Brittani Persha Counseling incorporates Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a powerful tool for adolescents dealing with trauma or challenging life experiences. EMDR is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that helps individuals process distressing memories, allowing teenagers to reprocess these experiences in a way that promotes healing and resilience. Especially effective for adolescents grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other trauma-related issues, EMDR can provide a transformative pathway towards emotional well-being.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a cornerstone of our therapeutic services at Brittani Persha Counseling. This goal-oriented and practical approach focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors. Adolescents participating in CBT acquire valuable tools to manage stress, anxiety, and depression, providing them with practical strategies to navigate the challenges of adolescence. By equipping teenagers with coping skills, CBT fosters a sense of control and empowerment, enabling them to face life’s stressors with resilience and confidence.

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Play Therapy: Tailored for younger adolescents or those who find verbal expression challenging, play therapy at Brittani Persha Counseling provides a dynamic avenue for self-expression. Grounded in the understanding that play is the language of children, this therapeutic modality allows teenagers to creatively articulate their thoughts and emotions. Using toys, games, and creative activities, play therapy creates a non-threatening environment where adolescents can freely express themselves. This approach is particularly beneficial for addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, or behavioral challenges, offering a developmentally appropriate way to explore and process complex emotions.

Narrative Therapy: Imagine narrative therapy as your creative workshop where teens become the authors of their own stories. In the whirlwind of adolescence, where identities are still taking shape, narrative therapy stands out as the wordsmith of counseling. It’s not about labeling teens with problems; it’s about exploring the stories they carry and rewriting them collaboratively. By separating challenges from their identity, this approach empowers teens to redefine their narratives, emphasizing strengths and resilience. Picture it as a journey where adolescents, with the guidance of a narrative therapist, discover their storytelling prowess. Through this process, narrative therapy not only helps teens tackle challenges but also encourages them to embrace their role as storytellers, shaping and transforming their own unique tales of adolescence.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Tailored for the unique needs of adolescents, DBT is a skill-based approach that teaches teens how to navigate their intense emotions, build interpersonal effectiveness, and cultivate mindfulness. Picture it as a toolkit for teens, equipping them with practical skills to manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships. DBT emphasizes the dialectical concept – finding a balance between acceptance and change. It empowers teens to accept themselves while also encouraging growth and positive transformation. By fostering emotional regulation and interpersonal skills, DBT becomes a beacon of support for teenagers as they navigate the challenges of adolescence, helping them build a foundation for lifelong emotional wellness.

Internal Family Systems: Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is like having a personal crew within, each with a distinct voice and role. Specifically tailored for the complex landscape of adolescence, IFS views individuals as a collection of internal “parts” that contribute to their overall sense of self. For teens, this means recognizing the various voices within – the confident leader, the shy artist, or the resilient problem-solver. IFS therapy guides adolescents in understanding, communicating, and harmonizing these internal parts. It’s about turning the chaotic symphony of thoughts and feelings into a collaborative masterpiece. By fostering self-awareness and empowering teens to navigate their inner world, IFS helps them build resilience and find balance amidst the diverse aspects of their evolving selves.

LENS Neurofeedback: The LENS or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, is a unique and effective form of neurotechnology that targets the central nervous system to help it reorganize itself.  It utilizes real-time brain waves to help alleviate symptoms and optimize functioning. This is an all-natural, noninvasive, low energetic form of “neurotherapy” that helps our brain/body reset. This resetting is what gives way to the reclaiming of our full body and mind potential.  

Neurofeedback is helpful for a multitude of mental health (and even physical health) struggles such as:  

Interested in Adolescent Therapy Services?

Are you interested in starting your adolescent in therapy? Our expert adolescent therapists at Brittani Persha Counseling in Houston, TX are ready to help. To get started, give us a call at 713-364-845 or schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation using the link below. We look forward to connecting with you!

Featured Adolescent Therapist

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Marcela Rodriguez, LPC-A, is an expert adolescent therapist located within Brittani Persha Counseling in Houston, TX. She works with a wide range of presenting problems including anxiety, trauma, and self-esteem. She has additional training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR). If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Marcela Rodriguez, give us a call at 713-364-8645 or use the link below to schedule online.

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