Teenagers ages 13 and older

For teenagers the problems encountered can be of different kinds such as:

  • Behavioral changes
  • School/ Educational difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Identity problems
  • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity
  • Intimidation
  • Relationships: Personal/ Family problems
  • Love relationship
  • Parental Divorce/ Separation
  • Enuresis/ Encopresis
  • Chronic or/and serious illness, or a parent with a severe illness
  • Self-Mutilation/ Suicide attempt
  • Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
When it comes to teenagers in addition to issues already mentioned other symptoms such as consuming illicit drugs, anorexia, bulimia, scarification, or suicide attempts might surface.
Depending on the age, psychotherapy can begin with an initial meeting of the parents and adolescent, followed by other regular meetings, with the consent of the young teenager.
The working method adopted is to dedicate the first session, as to allow the teenager to understand precisely, by experimenting, what our meetings are made of, what purpose they have, and to shape his demand. This evaluation period will identify the therapeutic goals for the teenager.
Indeed, it may happen that the youth (over 14) expressed the wish not to involve his parents in his therapy, it is meant to respect his will, insofar as possible, and with the agreement of parents.