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Therapy for Youth (14 -17 years)

Ungdomsrådgivning

It's not easy being a teenager. Teenagers experience a period of intensive identity development where they explore their values, interests and sexuality. There are also many teens who deal with bullying, pressure to be like the others or social anxiety. All this can create emotional and mental challenges. Therapy can help navigate these challenges. 

It is often an important part of the therapy to talk about existential questions and let the young person experiment with and examine own attitudes, values and coping methods.

​ Teenagers can experience conflicts with their parents that can affect their mental health and their approach to therapy. You may also be worried that therapy will make the situation worse or that the parents will get involved in a way they don't want.

Maybe it's even your parents who think you should get help from a psychologist. You may feel uncomfortable or reluctant to participate in therapy, especially if it is your parents' idea. I also know that you may feel embarrassed or worried about sharing personal information with me, a stranger, or fear that your feelings will be misunderstood or underestimated. That is why I have a special focus on checking in with you along the way. Therapy is a confidential room, and in general teenagers are offered therapy that is confidential in relation to parents, although there are some exceptions. Read more about confidentiality with teenagers here.

Parents are welcome to have a session or two with the psychologist, but even so, there will be the a focus on the confidential space the young person has with the psychologist.

At Bækkely, therapy with teenagers is based on cognitive behavioral therapy and, with inspiration from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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