Counseling for Children & Teens with Depression

Managing Depression

Depression is a common experience for people at some point during their lives. It can be scary when a child or teen is experiencing depression. Depression is a period of sadness that can have many variables including length of time, how often, and the impact on day-to-day life. When kids or teens experience depressive symptoms they might have thoughts of death or dying, engage in self harm, loss of interest in normal activities, or change in energy, sleep, or appetite.

Depression can also be a reoccurring symptom that pops up during stressful events, or sadness. It can affect your child or teens thoughts, behaviors, activities, level of energy, sleep and eating patterns.

It can be very helpful to talk with a counselor to discuss your child or teens symptoms of depression, we are here to help you find relief.

“Depression isn’t always obvious, it took some time for me to realize my teen needed support, Compass was there when we needed it .”

You child or teen will benefit from counseling for depression if…..

  • They have overwhelming thoughts of sadness.

  • Experience loss of interest in activities that were once pleasurable to them.

  • Find your child or teen sleeping more than usual.

  • You child or teen feels angry or withdrawn.

  • Have noticed your child or teen being more emotional.

One of the most impactful ways to manage depression is to face it head on. Seeking out a qualified mental health professional such as a counselor or therapist can be beneficial to assist your child or teen in processing through their sadness, and finding strategies to help them move past the burden of depression.

While the process of working through depression can seem difficult, we are here to help. You are not alone. Let us work with your child or teen to increase their understanding of self-identity and overall life satisfaction. If you think you may be experiencing depression, or are in a relationship with someone who may be suffering from depression, call today to learn more.

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5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Therapist Hours: By Appointment

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