San Clemente Psychological Services
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Children, Teens, And Families



Help for my Teen

Many parents struggle with knowing how to help their teen. Read on to see how we can help.

My teen won't go to school.

Teens refuse school for various reasons. Sometimes, it is  due to anxiety related to the school environment. School refusal is more common than most parents realize. We specialize in working to increase your teen's attendance and tackle the underlying problems creating this behavior. 

My teen refuses to do homework.

Homework refusal could be many things. Structural changes can sometimes resolve the problem. However, sometimes this difficulty is due to anxiety, depression, or feeling overwhelmed. We can help your family determine the cause, and come up with a plan for resolution. 

I worry about my teen's social skills/social anxiety.

Most teens worry about what others think of them and are somewhat anxious in social situations. However, when it begins to consume your teen's thinking and causes him/her to avoid situations, it might be time to ask for help. We can help you determine if your teen's worry is typical or requires more attention.

My teen gets bullied. 

Bullying is a serious problem, and can lead to depression, anxiety, school refusal, and more. If you're concerned about your teen being bullied and his/her response to it, mental health treatment is recommended to address the issue. 

My teen spends too much time in his/her room.

The teen years include many changes, including teens often wanting more independence or separation from their families. However, isolating oneself can also indicate anxiety or depression. If you're concerned about your teen's behavior, we can help you determine the causes and come up with a plan for change.

**Please note: This website is for informational purposes only. It does not represent a therapeutic interaction. If you are having a psychiatric emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. 

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