Christian Counseling for Teens

Adolescence can be a time of great joy and connection for families. It can also be a time of upheaval, communication breakdown, and confusion. This is an age in which a caring adult who is not a parent or teacher can be an invaluable resource. Christian counseling for teens can help teens and their parents navigate adolescence and keep the focus on Christ in the process.

Does my teenager need counseling?

Parents wonder if their teen’s behaviors and attitudes are “normal” or not. Knowing when to intervene and when to let a teenager have independence is another struggle many parents encounter, and let’s face it, teens often seem to communicate in an entirely different way than they did before. Carlsbad Christian Counseling knows adolescence is a difficult and overwhelming time for most teens. The overwhelming majority of teenagers benefit from Christian counseling.

Common reasons for seeking Christian counseling for teens include:

  • Faith and spiritual development struggles

  • Help with communication and social skills

  • Help with expressing feelings in healthy ways

  • Behavioral and/or academic struggles

  • Learning disabilities or special needs issues

  • Transition or change

  • Relationship problems

  • Conflict or frequent fights with family members or peers

  • Dangerous or high-risk behavior

  • Substance use, abuse, or addiction

  • Social media addiction

  • Sudden or persistent change in mood or behavior

  • Sexuality and sexual activity

  • Teenage pregnancy

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Abuse

  • Bullying or bully behavior and help with peer pressure

  • Direction on college, jobs, and other major decisions

We have counselors trained to work with teens and help through the struggles that can accompany adolescence. Whatever struggles your teen has or questions they’re facing, we are here to help. You’ve already taken the first step in helping your teen thrive. Give us a call or connect online to take the next step.