Adolescent & Teen Counselling Services

Teenage Boy Smiling and Talking with Counsellor

Adolescence can be a difficult time for many teens as they navigate through the various physical, emotional and social changes that come with growing up. The added pressures of school, friends and family can all contribute to feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. It is important for teens to have access to counselling services to help them work through these challenges and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

It is equally important for parents and caregivers to be aware of the signs that a teen or adolescent may be struggling emotionally and to seek help and therapy if necessary. Signs of distress can include changes in mood, sleep patterns, eating habits, or behavioral issues. If a teen is withdrawing from friends or family, or is struggling in school, it may be a sign that they need professional help in the form of counselling or therapy.

Teen Counselling Areas of Focus

  • Depression & Anxiety in Teens

  • Stress and Burnout in Teens

  • Social Anxiety and Communication Difficulties

  • Grief and Loss

  • Body Image and Eating Disorders in Adolescents

  • Addressing Shame and Guilt

  • Adjustment to New or Difficult Life Events

  • Loneliness and Social Isolation in Teens

  • Finding Acceptance and Validation From Others

  • Family Conflict During Separation or Divorce

  • Gender Dysphoria, Identity Exploration & Identity Affirmation

  • Identity and Self-Esteem Issues in Teens

  • Gender Discrimination and Stigma

  • School Related Issues & Bullying

  • Difficulty Dealing with Societal & Cultural Expectations

  • Difficulties in Relationships & Navigating Change

  • Stress and Coping with Change

  • Trauma, Abuse, Self-Harm Ideations

  • Anger Management

  • Fear or Losing Friends or Family

  • Academic or Sporting Stress and Pressure

  • Impact of Technology and Social Media

Counsellor Talking with Teenage Girl and Mother

Our Therapeutic Approach

At Melbourne Therapy & Counselling Centre we can provide a safe and supportive environment for teens or adolescents to talk about their thoughts and feelings without judgement. We are here to help teens identify the underlying causes of their stress or emotional distress, and provide them with the tools and strategies to effectively manage these challenges. We can also help teens to develop better communication and problem-solving skills, which can improve their relationships with family, friends, and teachers.

“The goal of counselling for young people is not to make problems disappear, but to help them learn how to live with them in a more effective way.”

“The goal of counselling for young people is not to make problems disappear, but to help them learn how to live with them in a more effective way.”