Commonwealth Psychology is now LifeStance Health! Clients will continue to receive the same comprehensive and compassionate care with the same insurance coverage. This site will soon redirect to a site our new online home where you’ll find access to our online scheduling, expanded resources, and important information.CURRENT CLIENTS click here to register for your NEW secure portal account today!
CPA is proud to provide stress management and counseling services for adolescents 12+ up and their parents in our Newton Corner office.
More than ever, middle & high school students have busy schedules filled with academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and social events. There can be perceived pressure to get good (or better) grades, have the perfect college application & be accepted into a prestigious school, or make the varsity team. It’s not uncommon for teens to experience intense stress and anxiety as they try to balance it all. Therapy can be an excellent resource for learning valuable stress management skills that will help them navigate their obligations in a more balanced way.
Parenting is no easy task and the teen years can be particularly stressful on parents who may be balancing work, family, and activities.
It’s common for struggling teens to feel scared, hesitant, or angry in regard to therapy. Parents are often concerned that the idea of therapy will make their child resentful or that he or she will “waste” the appointment by sitting in silence. Our therapists know how to help the teens who may need time to settle in.
It’s okay to give therapy a “try out.” A common misperception is that once you begin therapy, you’re committed for the long haul. With adolescents especially it’s okay to try it out for 5-6 sessions to see how it goes. This amount of time is often enough to know if therapy will lead to successful progress or to acknowledge that perhaps therapy at this time is not the best fit.
To inquire about services and availability, please give us a call at (617) 259-1895 or fill out our quick online form HERE. We look forward to hearing from you. We’re here to help.
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