Being a teenager, or a pre-teen, isn’t easy. It’s often the most difficult time in a person’s life. And in today’s world we realize that adolescence is filled with higher expectations and stress than ever before. It is especially easy for depression, anxiety, eating issues, anger, school problems, relationship troubles and other difficulties to arise during these vulnerable years. A teen can often feel alone, isolated and misunderstood. Teenagers with many strengths and resources within may not be able to tap into their gifts effectively when life becomes too overwhelming.
Our specially trained staff knows how to increase the skills for surviving and thriving during adolescence. Better yet, we LOVE to work with teens. And it shows. Most counseling centers make therapy mundane and boring. But at Rago & Associates, our teens love to come to see us. Because we work hard to make their counseling experience relevant, interesting, fun and effective.
We understand and care about each teen that we work with. We relate to them and understand the special needs of teenagers. Our goal is to find the special gifts, talents and resources of each person, and to help each teen embrace what they uniquely have to offer.
We help teens take a fresh look at their themselves and their lives so they can give up strategies and habits that do not work for them, and replace them with coping skills that can create happiness and fulfillment for a lifetime.
Our teens work with a therapist who specializes in the concerns of teens, and we can add other team members to make a more effective and creative approach, such as art therapy, horse-assisted therapy, trauma therapy, nutrition therapy, and other unique services that sets Ragos apart from other counseling agencies.
As a parent, we also want to let you know: we know that a loving family is a teenagers greatest resource. We also know that teens often push their families away when they need them the most. We are committed to helping your teen stay close and connected to their family throughout their counseling, and we will keep you involved every step of the way.