adolescent counseling

interpersonal issues counseling

Interpersonal Issues Counseling

interpersonal issues counseling Interpersonal issues are characterized by feeling isolated from people and/or not knowing how to create meaningful, emotionally intimate connections with others. Adolescence can be a difficult life stage from an interpersonal perspective. Young people are developing their own identities while navigating the social subcultures of middle school, high school or college. Many young people at some point feel that they struggle to fit in, experience bullying or turbulent friendships, or problems with dating and intimate relationships.

For parents, these issues can be particularly troubling and scary because the adolescent often pulls away from close parental bonds and stops sharing his/her concerns within the family. Parents may see their child struggling emotionally, academically and/or socially and feel unable to help. Worse still, efforts by parents to reach out are often rebuffed by the child. Often an adolescent will agree to reach out to a mental health professional and share their concerns and feelings. Mr. Attryde has many years of experience working with parents, young adults and children with interpersonal issues.

When to seek Interpersonal Issues Counseling If you believe, or those around you believe, that your symptoms may be impairing your life in troubling ways, then it may be time to seek help. There are treatments available to assist you in managing your symptoms and improving your quality of life. Contact us for a free consultation.

First Step

Through interpersonal issues counseling you can reduce troubling symptoms and create positive change in your life. You’ll begin to identify what isn’t working and the effects these patterns are having on your relationships, mood, and productivity. It is possible to uncover a healthier, happier you. You can get your needs met, find and keep love, grow professionally, and build a satisfying life. Don’t waste another day! Get started today with a free interpersonal issues counseling consultation.

Effective Interpersonal Counseling Factors

Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress.

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience.