Our Approach to Therapy for Teens and Young Adults
We at Thrive remember how challenging it can be to be a teen. We remember how confusing this time can be and how it feels to be alone in our problems, because we feel we can not talk to our parents about what is going on. At Thrive, we seek to connect with teens in a genuine way to provide them with a safe space to explore their identity, build coping and problem solving skills, and support them through the challenges that come their way. We view many of the issues that teens are struggling with to be developmental in nature and as such are non-pathologizing. We want to help teens reach their potential and live a satisfying life and believe in their ability to do so!
We also believe it is important to keep parents involved, to the extent that the teen is comfortable. We will always explain to the teens that our communication with parents is intended only to help them support and understand the teen, not to share all their secrets! This communication is at the teens discretion, allowing the teen to feel heard while also in control which will help them build motivation to make their own changes.
Our Specialties in Working with Teens/Young Adults
Grief, loss, and bereavement
Health and wellness
Adjustment issues and transitions related to life events
ADHD and impulse control issues
Autism and developmental disorders
Identity development and setting life goals
Mindfulness and stress management
Personal growth and self-acceptance
Issues related to shame, worthiness, perfectionism
Strategies, Goals, and Interventions of Therapy with Teens and Young Adults
Therapy with teens and young adults is often less directive at Thrive as we believe that the biggest mistake anyone can make with this age group is to tell them what to do! That is often a guarantee that they will do the opposite of what you asked. As such, we may utilize alternative strategies to assist them in reaching their goals. The following list is simply a sample of approaches and goals in therapy that might be used and each person's treatment is completely individualized. It is always a goal at Thrive to reduce the symptoms which caused an individual or family to present for treatment.
Art Therapy/Creative Modalities
Behavioral Planning (often with the family as well)
Mindfulness and Meditation
Family Therapy/Communication Building
Understanding the Impact of Media and Their Peer Group on Their Behavior and Situation
Helping to Build Personal Accountability and Identify Their Goals
Reducing Sense of Entitlement
Build Self-Esteem and Emotional Regulation Skills
Build Compassion for Others
Teen Psychotherapy Services San Diego CA
Being a teen or a young adult can be hard. We can help! Our specialty is working with teens. Call to book an appointment for teen psychotherapy services in San Diego CA at Thrive Therapy Studio. 858-342-1304
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Thrive Therapy Studio 5230 Carroll Canyon Rd. Ste 110 San Diego, CA 92121
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Thrive Therapy Studio Therapists Offer Child, Teen, Adult, Marriage and Family Psychotherapy Counseling Services in San Diego, California.