Counseling for Kids & Teens with Anxiety
Kids and teens experience anxiety just like many adults. The symptoms of anxiety can look different then they do in adults though. It isn’t uncommon for children and teens to experience anxiety symptoms when managing school stress, having issues with friends, trying to understand a parents separation or divorce, transitioning schools, or their family moving. Anxiety can be a serious mental illness and can interrupt a person’s ability to lead a normal life. When we catch the symptoms early on it we can work to eliminate the anxiety all together. For children and teens with anxiety, irrational worry and fear are overpowering.
There are several different types of anxiety such as: generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive, panic, post-traumatic stress , and social phobia. While the symptoms of these different types of anxiety vary, they generally include irrational fear, feelings of dread, and physical symptoms that can include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, headaches, and muscle weakness.
At Compass, we believe that anxiety doesn’t have to overpower your childs’ life, and together we can work through underlying issues and reach an end goal of connection and a more fulfilling life experience.
“Anxiety use to take over my life and now I’ve learned how to manage it so I can live a happier life.”
Your child or teen will benefit from counseling for anxiety if…..
Your child or teen expresses feeling alone in their thoughts, emotions, and feelings
Your child or teen has a difficult time completing daily tasks.
Your child or teen chooses not to participate in activities due to excessive worry or fear.
Your child or teen feels angry or tense often.
Your child or teen has experienced a negative life event.
Whether your child or teen is experiencing symptoms of anxiety for the first time, or they experienced symptoms of anxiety most of their life, they can get help. It is possible to live free of the discomfort of anxiety, and feel empowered.
We will help your child or teen experience a holistic approach to managing their anxiety. Through increased connections and understanding they will learn that a life free of anxiety and worry can exist. Call today to get started.
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5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662
Mon - Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Therapist Hours: By Appointment