Are you the parent of a young person who seems lost, out of control, or stuck?
Does it feel like you're part of the problem at home but you're not sure how?
Do you constantly argue about house rules or unrealistic expectations?
Are anxiety, depression, focus, or attention issues keeping your child from success in areas of their life?
Does your child not know what to do with their life or how to start figuring it out?
Would having a space where your child can be honest help prevent the interrogation and blame cycle?
Young people today face a nonstop barrage of challenges. While in some ways this has always been the case, things like high-pressure academic demands, the rapid expansion of technology, the growth of social media and its effects on youth culture have made adolescence today a much more alien and hostile landscape - especially for parents. Teenagers and emerging adults today are reporting unprecedented rates of anxiety and depression, largely due to the impact of shifting cultural expectations, uncertainty about the future, and increasingly disconnected social lives.
At Salem Counseling Center, we work with clients ages 12+ (both individually and with their support networks) to help them navigate this season of life. We don't take lightly the struggles brought on by things like cyber bullying, anxiety about fitting in or missing out, having healthy relationships, or challenges that happen at home. In many ways, adolescence is a time of life where the volume is cranked up to 11, and that can be really hard. At SCC, we help young adult clients develop the skills they need to build relationships with themselves and others that will help them become healthy, resilient, and thriving individuals.
Scroll down to see some of the issues we help our young and emerging adult clients address.
If you know a young person who may benefit from counseling, call our main office to find out more.