Specialized adOLESCENT counseling in chicago

 

 

Our Adolescent Counseling Specialties

  • Depression (including self-injury and suicidal ideation)

  • Anxiety Disorders (including panic attacks, social anxiety & OCD)

  • Perfectionism

  • School Stress & Academic Pressure

  • Eating Disorders & Body Image Issues

  • Social Media & Gaming Addictions

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma

  • School Refusal

  • Gender Identity/Sexuality

  • Bullying

  • Family Conflict

  • Oppositional Defiance

Our Adolescent Counseling Treatment Methods

​Our adolescent therapists at Cityscape Counseling have extensive experience treating adolescents in residential, inpatient and school settings in the Chicago area. They will gladly collaborate with school social workers, psychiatrists, dietitians, physicians and treatment centers.

Our Specialized Adolescent Counselors

here at Cityscape Counseling in Chicago

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Did you Know?

  • 1 in 5 adolescents meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder

    AND

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death in teenagers

 

Why are mental health issues so prevalent in Teens?

  • Adolescent brains, specifically their pre-frontal cortices, are still developing, making teens extra vulnerable to impulsive & maladaptive behaviors. This is because they struggle with understanding long-term consequences of their current actions

  • Social media - teens of today are able to remain connected to their peers 24/7. This opens the door to constant comparisons to the unrealistic "highlight reels" of their peers' lives often fueling low self-esteem, depression and body image issues. Social media is also a platform for bullying (cyberbullying)

  • Technology - which can lead to increased social withdrawal, commonly seen in teens struggling with online gaming addictions

  • Peer Pressure and increased access to substances

  • Bullying

  • Increasingly competitive academic environments

  • High family conflict, inconsistent parenting or poor emotional validation from parents - leading teens to feel misunderstood and hopeless (To note: parents are rarely the sole cause of a teen's mental health disorder, but emotional invalidation and lack of presence by parents can sometimes further fuel the disorder or hinder recovery. On the other hand, parents can be key assets in their child's recovery too.)

  • Puberty, hormonal changes & unhealthy body image expectations portrayed by the media

  • Abuse & Associated Shame

  • Poor Coping Skills

  • Lack of structure OR over-commitment

if you're looking for therapy for adOLESCENTS in Chicago, cityscape counseling would love to work with you.

We know that seeking out therapy can be a daunting endeavor so we're dedicated to helping you each step of the way.

 

Start by calling or emailing us to set up your first appointment

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