The child and teen years are an impressionable time of both triumphs and struggles. Polaris Counseling understands what young people might contend with in trying to stay balanced in a world that can often be stressful for them. We also understand what you might have to work through in guiding and supporting them as a parent or a loved one.
Perhaps your child or teen is battling inner strife about a family marital problem, sexual abuse, alcohol/substance abuse or conflicts at school. Any of these issues can lead to anxiety or depression that may exhibit symptoms such as isolation, anger, indifference or low self-esteem. They also can evolve into destructive behavior such as cutting and other self-harm.
Polaris Counseling provides caring, thorough and attentive child and teen counseling for Downers Grove, IL, families.
Downers Grove Teen Counseling
The teen years can be a special, memorable time for enjoying life and friends, as well as further exploring one’s dreams, interests and potential.
The same years also can include intense amounts of pressure and uncertainty. Combined with the physical and chemical changes of adolescence, different stressors may lead to teen depression or anxiety. Should we see the symptoms of teen depression or anxiety start to surface, we need to be patient and loving in helping our teens work through their struggles toward healthy, positive growth.
In some cases, a problem with teen depression or anxiety might not clear and rather continue to build. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can produce negative consequences such as cutting, self-harm, fighting or other forms of acting out.
At Polaris Counseling, our counseling for Downers Grove teens seeks the heart of the matter so it can be identified and resolved. With compassion and experience, we walk and talk through your teen’s difficulties and work on a personal plan to help a return to peace and stability.
We are here because we care about your teen. For more information about our teen counseling for Downers Grove, please contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Downers Grove Child Counseling
Raising a child can be a roller coaster. We’ll have many ups and downs and experience our full range of human emotions. Our reward is doing all we can to give our child a strong platform from which he or she can continue growing with strength, stability and confidence.
We also know children are always evolving and adapting with their own variables. Some might get through childhood without a bump while others might trip and fall during the journey. Emotional or behavioral problems also can arise and cause poor performance at school, battles with self-esteem or even self-destructive tendencies.
If your child is having a hard time at home, at school or with other children, our child counseling for Downers Grove helps you address the issue in the best way for both the child and your family. Beyond working closely with you, we ensure your child’s full support system is aware of how they can contribute to his or her healing and growth as well.
We are your devoted partner in nurturing greater peace for your family. To further discuss our child counseling for Downers Grove, including anxiety in children, contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Downers Grove ADD/ADHD Counseling
If your child or teen begins to exhibit disruptive, haphazard or counterproductive behavior, at first you might not understand why. Some of that conduct might include:
- poor performance at school
- trouble with following directions
- avoiding homework or studying
- short attention span
- difficulty organizing
- constant motion
- social problems
If you have noticed any of these symptoms in your child or teen, he or she might have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The possibility of either condition can be assessed by a medical professional.
In the event of a diagnosis, Polaris Counseling can support you with counseling that enables your Downers Grove family to manage and adapt with your child’s or teen’s ADD or ADHD.
If you would like to learn more about our ADD/ADHD counseling for Downers Grove families, please contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Our teen, child and ADHD counseling for Downers Grove is also available in Spanish.
Polaris Counseling también ofrece consejería en español para adolescentes y niños y terapia para personas con ADHD en Downers Grove.