At Meridian Behavioral Health we have a number of counselors that specialize in treating adolescents in both the individual and family settings, allowing us to match your teen to the best therapist. We have also have Clinical Psychologists that can help when comprehensive diagnostic evaluations are needed. We can provide a thorough assessment and are able to provide detailed Psychological Testing to both provide diagnostic information and help guide treatment to make sure that you and your child receive the highest quality of care. If you would like to find out more about how we can help, click here, or call us directly at (815) 344-5061.
What Does Therapy for Adolescents Involve?
Therapy for teens can look completely different than therapy for children or adults. They are often struggling to develop a sense of identity and independence from their parents, making them very reluctant to show vulnerability at home or take direct advice from their parents. When a therapist is able to connect with a teen and form a trusting relationship, they can act as a mediator between the family and the teen, and help them navigate the difficult bridge between adolescence and adulthood.