Children and teens face distinct challenges during a sensitive and impressionable stage in their lives. Polaris Counseling understands the hurdles they will confront in looking to stay balanced in an often stressful world. We also understand your concern as a parent or a loved one.
Perhaps your child or teen is struggling with an inner conflict related to a divorce or re-marriage, substance abuse, sexual abuse, or school or peer problems. Any of these can trigger anxiety or depression that may reveal itself through low self-esteem, isolation, lethargy or destructive actions such as cutting or self-harm.
We specialize in teen and child counseling for Hinsdale, IL, families, including counseling for depression, anxiety and ADD/ADHD.
Caring, Thorough Teen Counseling for Hinsdale
Most of us can recall what it was like to be a teenager. For many, it’s a special time for enjoying life and friends and further discovering one’s potential. On the other hand, the teen years can be fraught with pressure and uncertainty.
Mounting stressors combined with a still-developing identity may sometimes lead to teen depression or anxiety. When this happens, we need to be loving and patient in helping our teens achieve balance, maintain boundaries and move in the right direction.
However, sometimes the problem a teen is wrestling can last longer and be more severe, leading to negative consequences (e.g. cutting, self-harm).
At Polaris Counseling, our teen counseling sessions for Hinsdale families get to the heart of the problem. We explore and talk through your teen’s difficulties and work together on a personal plan to resolve them.
We care about your teen and want him or her to be on track for a fulfilling and positive life. If you would like to learn more about our teen counseling for Hinsdale, please contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Attentive, Compassionate Child Counseling for Hinsdale
Parents will experience a range of emotions when raising a child: pride and joy, frustration and fear, wonder and confusion. It can be quite a roller coaster.
We also know that parenting is a finite stage that ideally helps our child form positive thoughts and behaviors that will last his or her lifetime.
Sometimes, however, problems arise, and they don’t seem to peter out. They might develop into destructive acts and attitudes, poor performance at school or battles with self-esteem. Some young people might also have a chronic condition such as child depression, anxiety or ADD/ADHD.
Polaris Counseling offers Hinsdale families child counseling for discussing, treating and managing a problem in the best possible way for the child.
As we will do for a teen in counseling, we ensure that your child’s full support system is aware of how they can help further his or her healing, growth and stability. Our main objective is to assist you in achieving peace, health and harmony within your family.
We welcome learning more about how we can be a caring partner to both you and your child. To further discuss our child counseling for Hinsdale, including anxiety in children, please contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
ADD/ADHD Counseling for Hinsdale
In some cases your child or teen may act in ways that become disruptive or counterproductive, and at first you might not understand why. Some of those behaviors might include:
- poor performance at school
- refusal or inability to follow directions
- avoiding homework or studying
- short attention span
- difficulty organizing
- social challenges
If your child or teen has shown these signs, he or she might have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), either of which a medical professional can diagnose.
A child or teen with ADD or ADHD can complicate life at home. In the event of a diagnosis, Polaris Counseling is here to support you with specialized counseling that gives your Hinsdale family the skills to manage ADD or ADHD.
To discover more about our ADD/ADHD counseling for Hinsdale, please contact us today at (630) 779-0751.
Polaris Counseling also offers teen, child and ADHD counseling for Hinsdale in Spanish.
Polaris Counseling también ofrece consejería en español para adolescentes y niños y terapia para personas con ADHD en Hinsdale.