A safe place for teens to navigate the journey to adulthood.
Sunstone has counselors trained in connecting with teens, and our goal is to help them process emotions, navigate challenges, and develop coping and social skills.
While therapy will primarily take place between your teen and his/her counselor, parents and other family members can and should be involved in the counseling process.
Common areas we address in adolescent counseling include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Behavioral issues and emotional dysregulation
- School refusal
- Self-harm and suicidal ideation
- Family and sibling conflict
- Parental separation or divorce
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Our counselors are trained in therapeutic approaches such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness, which are proven to be helpful in working with adolescents. Let our counselors be companions on the complex journey of growth and self-discovery for your teen.
Not many of us remember our teenage years as walks in the park. That’s because this time in our life is punctuated by uncertainties, social pressure, and a surge of hormones. Because of this perfect storm, many teens act out, suffer from low self-esteem, and/or experience feelings of anxiety and depression. This can cause disruption in the home and family. Fortunately, talk therapy from a trained mental health counselor can help.
School counselors are highly trained, extremely talented, well connected, and extraordinarily resourceful individuals. If we personally can’t help you with a problem, we probably know someone who can, or we can partner with you to figure it out together. In celebration of National School Counseling week, we shed light on some of the most common misconceptions the general public has about school counselors.
As teens struggle through the tough transition period of childhood into young adulthood, it can be difficult to decipher a teen’s behavior. Are their out-of-control emotions and conduct a result of the natural process of adolescence, or is it something more serious?
Watching your child endure bullying and harassment from their peers is a difficult and painful experience for most parents. We all want our children to be happy and healthy, and when they hurt, we hurt. Whether they’re at school or just looking at social media on their phones, tablets or computer, it can be virtually impossible to try and intervene or attempt to stop bullying behavior.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is broken up into four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal skills. Individuals who benefit from DBT often have difficulty controlling their emotions, want to improve their impulse control, may find themselves stuck in a pattern of rocky relationships, and/or want to be more grounded in the present.
Often, children and their caregivers do not realize anxiety can have physical effects. Children can experience various physical symptoms related to anxiety such as stomach aches, headaches, indigestion, muscle tension, nausea, fatigue, sleep disruption, and restlessness. Physical symptoms like these should always first be medically explored to rule out other underlying causes. That being said, these types of symptoms are often produced by anxiety.