The child and teenage years include distinct challenges for all of us. It’s a time when we can be more sensitive, impressionable and insecure. Polaris Counseling understands this phase of human growth and what helps us to stay balanced in a world that can often be stressful. We also understand your care and concern as the parent or loved one of a child or teen.
Just some of the specific issues facing a child or teen might be related to marriage and family, sexual abuse, alcohol/substance abuse, or problems at school or with peers. Any of these circumstances can create anxiety or depression that may show itself through anger, isolation, indifference or low self-esteem. Anxiety or depression might even advance to behavior such as cutting or self-harm.
Polaris Counseling provides meaningful support and solutions through teen and child counseling for families in Elmhurst, IL.
Elmhurst Teen Counseling
Raising a teenager can be tough! It’s a time when we start to assert our independence and identity. We may even begin to rebel. For parents, that can mean more arguing, testing of boundaries and dealing with unpredictable behavior.
Establishing some autonomy is a healthy part of adolescence. However, if certain actions and attitudes become more severe, persistent and destructive (e.g. lying, stealing, promiscuity, cutting, self-harm), the negative consequences can turn into major roadblocks to your teen’s development. That’s where we come in.
Polaris Counseling understands the challenges parents face in helping teens through these formative years. If you believe your teen would benefit from additional guidance and support, our teen counseling for Elmhurst families gets to the heart of the problem.
In teen counseling, we work directly with your adolescent in helping them identify what is troubling them and develop a plan to make it better. We also work with your teen’s full support system, including school counselors, social workers and teachers. This helps ensure a comprehensive solution with the greatest chance of getting your teen back on track.
We are here to help your teen because we care. If you would like more information about our teen counseling for Elmhurst, please contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Elmhurst Child Counseling
Having a child is a joy so great it can be hard to describe. Raising a child is dedicated work that ushers us through most of our emotions, including love, fear, happiness, anger, frustration and pride.
Our children may need us in different ways at different times as they grow. As parents, we’ll do our best to understand and accept those needs with patience, care and consistency.
However, sometimes our child might get stuck in a pattern of thoughts and behaviors that impede or stall their growth. They might start performing poorly at school, wrestling with self-esteem or have a hard time getting along with family and friends.
Polaris Counseling offers problem-solving child counseling for Elmhurst families. During our sessions with your child, we help him or her define and understand what might be causing their problems. We also support them in creating their own way of turning destructive thoughts and behaviors into constructive ones.
You have access to dependable support for the stress and concern that might afflict a troubled child. If you would like to begin learning about a path to positive change, we welcome hearing from you. Contact us today at (630) 779-0751 to find out more about our child counseling for Elmhurst.
ADD/ADHD Counseling for Elmhurst / Informed, Focused, Understanding
A medical diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) confirms a condition that can create challenges for both you and your child or teen. ADD or ADHD often reveals itself through symptoms such as:
- poor performance at school
- refusal or inability to follow directions
- avoiding homework or studying
- limited attention span
- difficulty organizing
- social problems
If your child or teen has ADD or ADHD, Polaris Counseling offers counseling that gives your Elmhurst family the knowledge and skills for managing the condition for greater happiness, peace and productivity.
For more details about our ADD/ADHD counseling for Elmhurst, contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Our teen, child and ADHD counseling for Elmhurst is also available in Spanish.
Polaris Counseling también ofrece consejería en español para adolescentes y niños y terapia para personas con ADHD en Elmhurst.