Teen Therapy

Despite the many advantages, being a teenager in today's world is not easy.  Under constant pressure to excel in school & sports, under constant scrutiny from friends and acquaintances in social circles, and now under a social media spotlight 24/7 – it’s no wonder teens are struggling to remain in control of their emotions and their lives.

 

If your teen is changing, becoming distant, shutting you out, struggling in school, showing signs of anxiety and depression, or engaging in dangerous or self-destructive behaviors, it's time to get help. The Aspyre team will work with your teen and your family to get things back on track.  

Parent/guardian involvement is an expectation at Aspyre. Caregivers are a critical part of the change process. This involvement may take different forms depending on the needs of your teen and family. We will discuss this further during the initial session. 

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What We Do

Our integrated approach to therapy provides several advantages that can ultimately make your investment in therapy a more successful one!  Our therapy process begins with developing a customized treatment plan and goals.   Each client receives a psychological assessment to identify areas of concern. This assessment involves an individual and family interview and one or more evidence-based tests. The results of this assessment will be used to determine what needs and services a client and his/her family requires.  This may include; individual therapy, group and/or family therapy, academic skills training, social skills training to help clients achieve their goals.

Areas of specialization

  • Depression

  • Anxiety, Worry, and Stress

  • Trauma

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

  • Academic Difficulties

  • Motivational and Conduct Concerns

  • Time Management

  • Social Skills Training

  • Addictive Behaviors (substances, gaming, internet addictions, technology, etc. )

  • Emotional Regulation/Anger Management

  • Relationship/Social Issues

  • Family Conflicts

  • Academic Issues

Parent/Family Involvement

Parents and families are an important part of the therapeutic process. Parent and family involvement will vary according to the individual needs of your teen. The general goals are to help you better understand your teen and how you can support him or her, and open the lines of communication. We involve parents and families through: 

  • Family Therapy

  • Parent Education (workshops, reading materials, and more)

  • Vetted Referrals (if necessary)

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Am I Addicted to Technology?

It’s easy to see how technology has changed the day to day lives of our teens. They bring their devices with them everywhere and they depend on them for school, work, and social lives. Some signs that your teen is addicted to technology:​

  • Anxiety or irritability when separated from digital device

  • Not eating or sleeping

  • Lying about the amount of time spent online

  • Decline in school attendance and/or performance

  • Lack of interest in offline activities

  • Ignoring personal hygiene

Our 10-week technology program is designed to help young people ages 13 – 17, develop healthy habits and balance around their use of technology.  We will provide parents with the knowledge and tools to create healthy uses of technology in the home and recognize the warning signs of technology addiction so parent involvement is required.

To learn more about our technology teen support group and technology addiction, click the link below. 

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Program suspended due to COVID-19