The teen years can be a genuine minefield for both parents and their teens, producing both frustration and confusion as they seek to navigate the transition from teenager to young adult. Though it is normal for teens to undergo stress, it becomes a problem when it begins to interfere with the healthy functioning of either the teenager or the family. It is common for teens to begin to discover who they are and to test various boundaries during these years, and that can strain even the best family relationships. If you find it difficult to handle your teen’s struggles, it is best to seek help.
The Christian counselors at Simi Valley Christian Counseling are committed to providing a safe environment in which teens can express themselves without embarrassment or fear. Christian counseling for teens can be a valuable resource to teens who are struggling to address everything from typical transitions to emotional struggles to family crises. A Christian counselor can help your teenager to grow emotionally and spiritually and develop tools that will help them to live a life that is pleasing to God. It also provides support for the entire family as they move through this difficult time.
Talking to your teen about their problems may be difficult because it can be hard to know what is normal teen angst as opposed to more serious concerns. Typical indicators that something is wrong include (but are not limited to):
- Sudden behavioral changes
- Extreme mood shifts
- Changes in appetite
- Poor academic performance
If you feel that your teen could benefit from Christian counseling, Simi Valley Christian Counseling is here to help. To learn more or schedule an initial risk-free session, contact us by phone or visit our online counselor’s directory.