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Adolescent Therapy in the Modern Age

Adolescence today are dealing with changes that even they can't keep up with- new apps, upgrades, ipod, ipad, ithis, ithat... If adults are feeling behind the 8 ball it's because even teenagers are. Working with adolescents in therapy is a task for therapist that requires much awareness of the impact of the digital age and all its implications on teen psychology.

Helping adolescents today requires parents and therapists to have a deeper understanding of how the digital age and social media has created a a culture which connects and disconnects kids at the same time. Sound paradoxical? It is! Teenagers today are looking for ways to stay connected to one another, yet doing it in ways that prevent them from enhancing the very social skills needed for them to feel more competent. When adolescents choose social media forums or texting as a primary means of communication they may have quicker and more efficient contact with others, but often at the expense of genuine connectedness.

How a Therapist Can Help

To be fair to young people we must acknowledge the benefits of technology that have undoubtedly served so many of us well and made life a bit easier. We can order a pizza on the fly from wherever we choose, scheduling appointments can be done without the hassle of unnecessary back and forths and staying connected to those who live beyond our radius has been a wonderful addition to previous inventions enhancing life. But with the upside, comes many challenges, temptations and time stealers.

Therapists can assist adolescents in weaving through the expansive web of virtual infinity in deciphering which tools assist and which tools harm their lives. Teenagers today do not have a basis of comparison the way Generation Xers and others before them do to compare the pros and cons. This means they have no reference point from which to challenge such assertions. It is our job as therapists and parents to help adolescents see how the digital offers a vast amount of information and yet just as much debris.

Adolescent therapists who have experience working with teenagers are positioned to appreciate and challenge teenage views on how they spend their time online.

Teenage Counseling 

Teenagers have a lot of stress these days! And although many adults will try to claim things today are no different than the MTV/ Atari generation I would beg to differ.

Too many teenagers are ill equipped to deal with the constantly changing digital world that tries to bait our kids into every addiction imaginable. It truly is a minefield and only the most informed parents and those willing to push back can stay ahead of the insanity.

Teenage Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety among teenagers has transcended to a new level. In generations past, parents and grandparents report having felt stress and mild levels of anxiety related to school performance, athletics and family responsbilities. Today's teenagers often report feeling completely overwhelmed by all they must balance to maintain a solid GPA while managing sports, clubs, volunteer work, homework and household expectations. Oh and this valuable thing called sleep.

Teenage anxiety therapy is an opportunity for teenagers to take a closer look at their lives and ask themselves whether it's possible to take anything off their "plate" and what it allow for. So many students are hyperfocused on being successful that their ability to slow the world down and enjoy the process is non-existent. It would serve many teenagers well if they were able to engage in anxiety therapy dialogue that explored their internal processes and helped kids gain a greater awareness of the importance of self-care.

Teenage anxiety therapy helps adolescents better comprehend and cope with a culture that thrives on chaos and sees little value in patience, meditation and reflection. But as parents we must teach our kids to not be reactive combatants of the external demands of life, but instead find comfort and courage in saying no to things that threaten their mental well-being.

Engaging in teenage anxiety therapy is not simply purging difficult emotions, it is identifying sociallly constructed patterns that are bringing kids to a breaking point. It is about helping teenagers see that they can have far greater control of their internal climate.

Bryon Remo, M.Ed., LMFT is a West Hartford teenage anxiety therapist who works closely with parents to bridge the gap between a teenager's desire for privacy and autonomy and parent's right to ensure their child is maintaining healthy mental constructs.

Supporting adolescents in teenage anxiety therapy helps kids recognize that they needn't hope that problems go away, but rather that they become armed with effective problem solving skills. Some of these skills are simply the capacity to manage anxiety in a way that keeps it from negatively interfering.


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