Adolescents often struggle with peer relationships, questions about their own identity and their own self worth, parental relationships and self-esteem. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) focuses on teaching the ways one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviors are interconnected, how each one affects the other and how each component can influence emotions and behavior.
In addition to being fraught with its own set of developmental issues, adolescents also are faced with awareness that they may have anxiety, depression, OCD or other concerns that impact their happiness. Cognitive-Behavior therapy (CBT) can help adolescents reframe how they identify, interpret and evaluate their emotional and behavioral reactions.
Realizing that emotions and behaviors can be regulated and managed is empowering and can lead to improvements in self-control, emotion regulation, coping skills, and emotional awareness during this critical developmental stage.