Teen Counseling

Teens confront distinctive challenges as they move through a highly transitional phase of their lives. At Polaris Counseling, we understand what teens often face and struggle with as they continue discovering who they are. We also understand your concern as a parent.

Perhaps your teen is coping with a divorce. Or maybe he or she is battling depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual abuse, family issues, school problems, self-esteem issues or acting out. Whatever your teen is facing, we are here to help.

As a group practice of fully licensed counselors and social workers, Polaris Counseling provides specialized teen counseling for Naperville (IL), Aurora (IL) and Wheaton (IL). Our goal is to work with you and your teen toward a better understanding and resolution of the problem.

Teen Counseling for Aurora (IL), Wheaton (IL), Naperville (IL): Specific Areas

Behavioral problems, low self-esteem and ADD/ADHD are among our areas of primary focus in teen counseling.

Behavioral Problems

Behavioral problems can range from temper tantrums and acting out to drug and alcohol use/abuse, truancy or promiscuity. At times, you might feel like you’re losing control of the situation – but know we’re here to work with you and your teen.

Through our teen counseling, we will help your teen recognize their destructive behaviors and help them develop a plan to eliminate them. We will also work with you directly to help you better understand your teen’s behavior and manage it with less stress and greater effect.

Low Self-Esteem

In today’s world of intense peer pressure and underweight models, low self-esteem is becoming a bigger problem among teens as well. Self-esteem is defined as a collection of beliefs and feelings we have about ourselves. They affect our motivation, attitude, behavior and ability to adjust our emotions.

During our teen counseling for Naperville, Wheaton and Aurora, we will work with your teen to examine the beliefs they have about themselves and to help them challenge and reframe those beliefs in a healthier way. We will also work with you and your partner to better understand your teen’s self-esteem issues and how you can contribute to resolving them.


A diagnosis of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) can also be a difficult time for teens and their families. Symptoms can include poor performance in school, social difficulties, poor organizational skills, short attention span and impulsivity, to name a few.

Our teen counseling for Wheaton, Naperville and Aurora helps families and their teens adjust to their diagnosis and manage their symptoms more effectively.

Teen Counseling for Naperville (IL), Aurora (IL), Wheaton (IL): Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about an issue affecting your teen or discuss our teen counseling for Aurora, Wheaton and Naperville, please contact us at (630) 779-0751. We will be glad to connect with you and assist you.

Most major insurance plans accepted; day, evening and weekend sessions available.