Category : Teen Counseling Plano TX

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Teen Counseling: Recognizing The Signs of Self Harm

Chances are that if you suspect your teen is struggling with self harm, you may have missed some of the earlier signs. Things that seem normal in teenage behavior like changes to their eating or sleeping habits. Or even being overly secretive about their feelings. Too often these signs are grouped in as behavior expected from a teen. As parents, it can be easy to miss so don’t beat yourself up about it. You can however be on the lookout for these types of behaviors coupled with some other telltale signs of self harm. Things like: 1) Strange excuses for Read more
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Teen Counseling: What to Do When Your Teen Goes to College

Do you have a teen that is struggling with depression or anxiety? You may have considered teen counseling or, your teen may be currently enrolled in counseling. Either way, you may be wondering what happens when you teen graduates high school this year and moves on to college. Although this is a time of stress, there are counseling options for teens at the college level. Feel as if your teen may not handle the transition well? There is help for that too. Teen Counseling Prior to Graduation Your teen may benefit from counseling prior to graduation if he or she Read more
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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Teen Counseling

Teen counseling deals with teens who are having emotional misconnections throughout their young life. However, there is much more to teen counseling than you may know. At Insight Child & Family Counseling, we do a lot more than counsel teen angst. Instead, we provide solid care for many different life changes and adolescent behavioral concerns. Here are three things you maybe didn’t know about teen counseling that you should know. Diagnosis is Not the Goal Although some counselors may have diagnosis concerns, teen counseling is focused on more than the diagnosis. They focus more on issues that teens face such Read more
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Teen Counseling Tips: Balancing A Job And School

The teenage years are an exciting time of life when your teen has a little more freedom and responsibility. A great way for them to develop this responsibility and manage their freedom in a safe atmosphere is by entering the work force. There are some things you should know as parents before your teen starts their first job outside of the home. 1) Start Slow. Remember that their schoolwork needs to still be a priority. Many places that hire teenagers have specific shifts designated for teenage workers. As a rule of thumb, stick to a 15 hour work week (or Read more
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Teen Counseling: What To Do When Grades Drop

As a parent, there are a lot of things you worry about with your teen. Substance abuse, Self-Harm, Depression and Teen Pregnancy just to name a few. One situation a parent may tend to overlook is when their child’s grades at school begin to drop. While a slight drop in grades every now and then is not a huge cause for concern, when the drop in grades is sudden and dramatic and lasts for an extended period of time, it could be an indication of a larger issue at play. Here are a few things you can do if you Read more
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Teen Counseling Toolkit: How To Be Supportive

Is your teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Do they have outbursts of anger, show high levels of stress or have difficulty focusing? If any of these symptoms ring true, you may be searching for teen counseling to help. As a parent or caregiver, you may be worried that your teen will fight back at the idea of counseling. You may be wondering how you can best support your teen through this life change. Let’s discuss how you can be supportive of your teen’s counseling to make it easier for all of you. Show Interest In Your Teen’s Progress Throughout Read more
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Teen Counseling Corner: Effects Of Underage Drinking

As our children reach their teenage years, we like to think as parents that we’ve educated them and raised them in a way that they can handle any situation that arises. But the honest truth is that, no matter what you do as a parent, your child may be subject to experiences and temptations that they aren’t prepared for. Underage drinking has become so common that many parents don’t even think its a real issue they need to address. They simply let it slide as a phase or the way children are these days. Its important to take a good Read more
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What You Can Expect for Your Child in Teen Counseling

It can be a scary time for all. Your child is now a teenager who is dealing with school, homework, friends, family, and emotions that he or she is not used to having. As a parent, it can be a struggle to watch your teen deal with anxiety, depression or severe emotions such as anger. Sometimes, it may be best for your child to have teen counseling to help them cope with life as a teen. If you are worried about what is available or what you can expect, Insight Child & Family Counseling is here to help. The First Read more
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Teen Counseling Corner: Understanding The Why Of Self Harm

The facts are that 1 in 5 females, and 1 in 7 males engage in self harm. Those statistics are staggering. Leaving depression untreated or other mental health challenges can lead teens to feel powerless in their challenges. Left unchecked and without healthy coping mechanisms, teens can turn to cutting and other self harm. Here are a few things you may not have heard about self harm: 1. Many of those who self injure report learning how to do so from friends or pro self injury websites. 2. People self injure to cope with internal emotions, stop bad feelings, relieve emotional Read more
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Teen Counseling in the Summer

Summertime is an important time for your teen. From sleepovers with friends to family vacations, the summertime is full of fun. However, if you have a teen that is dealing with anxiety or depression, you may find yourself searching for teen counseling, even in the summer. It is important that your teen receives the counseling he or she needs throughout this time. All of the activity during the summer months can add more stress and anxiety to your teen’s regular routine. Here are ways to keep your teen active in counseling this summer. Make Teen Counseling a Priority Although there Read more