Expertos en consejería para adolescentes
Ha visto cómo su adolescente ha luchado con batallas internas. No le dejarán entrar para ayudar o, si lo hacen, se vuelve abrumador tratar de averiguar cómo ayudar a su hijo adolescente.
Ves el impacto que las luchas de tu hijo adolescente están teniendo en ti, tu familia y el propio adolescente. Quieres al adolescente que solías conocer.
Usted mismo es un adolescente y está librando una guerra contra las batallas internas que está experimentando. Hay una sensación de desesperanza a medida que trabaja duro para intentar volver a la cima, pero sigue siendo derribado.
As parents, we watch as our children grown and transition from leaning on us as a source or support, comfort. and guidance to leaning on their friends for these needs.
When we have teens or young adults who are struggling with things like depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, PTSD or other challenges, we would do anything to rid them of these debilitating challenges.
We help to the fullest extent of our own knowledge, skill, and abilities and sometimes it's just not enough. We provide feedback, input, and advice based on our years of life experience and it doesn't seem to carry the weight we would like it to.
"If only they would just listen" is a truism and a phrase that many parents find themselves thinking or saying.
We watch as their friends seem to have a greater influence on them than we do at this age. As we watch the influence friends have on them, group therapy for teens and group therapy for young adults starts to, more and more, seem to be something that could help.
Led by a therapist who specializes in teen therapy and young adult counseling, the therapist can help group members form a positive peer group. This positive peer group can provide the feedback, input, and advice to help them learn to manage or overcome the challenges in their way.
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Effectiveness of Group Therapy for Teens & Young Adults
Group therapy has historically been a very effective therapeutic intervention for teens and young adults. In fact, one study shows that group therapy is 73% more effective than other forms of therapy.
Study after study has shown the effectiveness of group therapy for teens. Below are some of the research articles demonstrating the effectiveness of group therapy for teens & young adults.
Effectiveness of group CBT in treating adolescents with depression symptoms: a critical review
Nardi B, Massei M, Arimatea E, Moltedo-Perfetti A. Int J Adolescent Med Health. 2016 January
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Child and Adolescent Group Treatment: A Meta-Analytic Review
Matthew J. Hoag &Gary M. Burlingame | Pages 234-246 | Published online: 24 Nov 2009
5 Reasons Group Therapy Is the Best Choice Struggling Teens, Sean Grover L.C.S.W. | December 15, 2017 | Psychology Today
Hoag, M.J., Burlingame, G.M. Child and adolescent group psychotherapy: A narrative review of effectiveness and the case for meta-analysis. J Child Adolesc Group Ther 7, 51–68 (1997)
Razones por las que los padres buscan terapia para adolescentes para sus adolescentes
Los padres a menudo buscan terapia para adolescentes porque se preocupan por las luchas de sus hijos adolescentes. Los cambios en el estado de ánimo y el comportamiento, que parecen más que la angustia adolescente normal, hacen que los padres se preocupen. El adolescente que alguna vez fue feliz ha desaparecido, dejando a un adolescente sumido en la confusión emocional y el dolor.
Como padres, miramos hacia atrás para tratar de encontrar un momento o eventos clave que podrían haber provocado estos cambios. Los padres pueden sentirse frustrados y abrumados al intentar todo para ayudar a su hijo adolescente. A pesar de todos los esfuerzos de los padres para ayudar, los problemas aún persisten.
El costo emocional que experimentan los padres es pesado. Comienza a invadir e impactar el trabajo y las relaciones personales. Los padres pueden comenzar a cuestionarse si han hecho lo suficiente. Las dudas comienzan a entrar causando preocupación sobre si han hecho las cosas 'correctas' o las cosas 'incorrectas'.
Luchas comunes de la vida con las que la terapia adolescente puede ayudar
Group therapy for teens and young adults can be a standalone therapeutic intervention. Group therapy can also be used to supplement the teen or young adult's individual therapy.
While those teens and young adults who participate in group therapy may have different experience, they all share one thing in common -- the current emotional or behavioral challenges they face.
Group therapy can help teens and young adults learn to manage or overcome their challenges. Group therapy is effective in addressing the following life challenges:
Social Skills Development
Positive Body Image
Effects of Social Media
And more . . .
We generally create the groups based on the prevalence of challenges that we are helping teens and young adults overcome through individual therapy. Yet if you have a need for a group that we are not currently offering, please contact us to explore the option of starting a group for your specific need.
If you have a teen or young adult who is struggling with any of the above life challenges, group therapy can help. Contact us today to register your teen or young adult for group therapy.
Current Groups Being Held for Teens or Young Adults
While over time, we shift what groups are available based on the needs of the community, below are the groups currently being offered.
Co-ed Group Therapy for Teen Depression & Anxiety
This group is a co-ed, closed group, available for the first 8 teens who register. Ages for this group are between 14-17. It is an 8-week group and is $70 per group which is paid up front.
This group will be led by Jason Drake, LCSW-S, BCN, Owner & Lead Clinician at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. Jason has been providing counseling and therapeutic services to teens, young adults, and families since 2003.
The purpose of paying up front is to encourage group members to attend each week. As group members consistently attend weekly, the group members are able to develop greater trust between group members and are more likely to share the struggles they are currently experiencing.
This group will cover psychoeducation on teen depression and teen anxiety, coping skills to learn to manage or overcome depression and anxiety, drawing on group members for coping skills that have been effective for them, and positive peer support.
For more information, click on this link for the flyer for the group (dates are subject to change based on registration numbers).
Building Social Confidence for Boys: 9th - 12th Grades
Does your teenager son have difficulty making or keeping friends? Does he struggle with low self-esteem or low self-image? Does he get anxious in social situations and have difficulty expressing himself?
If your son struggles with any of the above, he is a good fit for the "Building Social Confidence" group at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. This will be an opportunity for your son to learn important skills and experience meaningful relationships with peers.
Led by Quique Autrey, LPC, a therapist specializing in teen therapy for boys who struggle with social confidence, this group can be beneficial for your son.
This group will be held each Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. Ages 9th grade through 12th grade are welcomed to attend.
If you would like for your son to attend, you can call us at: 346-202-4662, email us at: info@katyteenandfamilycounseling, or schedule a phone call with one of our Office Administrators.
Parent Support Group
Parent Support Group is a group designated specifically for parents of a struggling teenager. Raising teenagers can be challenging in the best of situations. When your teenager is struggling with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD/ADD, trauma, PTSD or other challenges, the complexity level raises substantially as a parent.
In the Parent Support Group, you will be with other parents who are parenting a struggling teen which can help with, among other things:
Understanding you there are other parents in similar parenting situations
Gain a sense of normalcy for your parenting approach as other parents "tell your story"
Gain helpful insight from other parents
Be provided with psychoeducation, resources, and tools from the therapist leading the group
Receive weekly support as well as access to the therapist leading the group in between sessions
Parent Support Groups are held weekly. The more you attend, the more you will get out of the group. And we also know that as a parent, life is busy and you are welcome to attend as needed or preferred.
Start Group Therapy for Teens & Young Adults, & Parents at Katy Teen & Family Counseling
At our Katy, Tx location of Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we provide teen therapy and young adult counseling. In addition to individual therapy and because of the effectiveness of group therapy, we also provide group therapy for teens and group therapy for young adults.
Parent Support Group is another group that we provide. Parents have requested this group and it can be a powerful resource and support for you as a parent.
If you, your teen, or young adult is ready to start group therapy, all you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
Contact Katy Teen & Family Counseling
Speak with one of our talented group therapists
Start your journey of healing and support through group therapy
Servicios terapéuticos y de consejería para adolescentes Katy Teen & Family Counseling proporciona para adolescentes
En Katy Teen & Family Counseling , brindamos los siguientes servicios adicionales en Katy, Houston y las áreas circundantes:
Terapia de neurofeedback para adolescentes:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Desensibilización y reprocesamiento del movimiento ocular (EMDR) para adolescentes:
Ansiedad relacionada con lesiones deportivas en adolescentes
Y más . . .
Terapia cognitivo-conductual (TCC) para adolescentes:
Consejería para estudiantes adolescentes dotados:
Terapia de neurofeedback para un mayor rendimiento mental e intelectual
Y más . . .
Terapia para atletas adolescentes talentosos:
Terapia de neurofeedback para un rendimiento cerebral óptimo para mejorar el atletismo y el máximo rendimiento
Tratamiento EMDR para la ansiedad adolescente relacionada con una lesión
Y más . . .
Consejería para adolescentes y familias de Katy, PLLC