Therapy for Adolescents

Adolescence

At Millstream, clinicians are sensitive to adolescents' diverse challenges, including issues related to their identity, boundaries, autonomy, independence, and mental health impacts. Clinicians work with adolescents to strengthen their sense of self, confidence, self-awareness, and emotional resilience. Clinicians skillfully model supportive boundaries and healthy relationships and promote healthy decision-making whilst aiming to strengthen family relations.

Teen Privacy

Adolescence is marked by a period of separation and worldly assertion. For various reasons, this individualisation process can be difficult. Clinicians aim to build trust and create a safe space for adolescents to talk about difficult issues. For this reason, information shared in therapy is not typically shared with parents unless the adolescent requests so, or if the clinician perceives safety concerns.

Evidenced & Individualised Therapy
  • Low and Flat Mood & Depression
  • Rapid Mood Shifts, Irritability & Anger
  • Grief & Loss
  • Difficulties Experiencing Joy & Happiness
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Life stressors & adjustments
  • Adverse life exposures
  • Involuntary body movements (Tics)
  • Family tensions & ruptures
  • Low self-esteem & low confidence
  • Identity Vulnerability
  • Friendship and Social Difficulties
  • Gambling, Illicit Drug Use, Vaping
  • Excessive Screen Use
  • ¬†School Resistance & Avoidance
  • Unsafe thoughts & suicidality
  • Self-harm
  • Sleep Disruption
  • Neurodivergence Support
  • Autism Support
  • ADHD Support
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Parenting Support
  • and more …
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