Youth Counselling Services
Why Try Youth and Teen Counselling?
During the adolescent stage of development (13-24) youth and teenagers go through a tremendous amount of change. Easily noticed are the physical changes, but there are also many emotional and social changes that happen as well, driven in part by brain development. In addition, there are immense pressures put upon youth as they try to navigate what are some of the most impactful years of their life. Sometimes it can be hard to tell what is normal adolescent development and what is a symptom of a larger psychological disorder. With so much at stake, it is important that when they are struggling they get the help that they need.
Youth Counselling Concerns
Our therapists at Freedom Counselling have plenty of experience when it comes to youth counselling. Jadon Ward has worked in a university counselling center and helped many teenagers through the ups and downs of their time in study. Vern and Calista Ward have raised 5 teenagers, and seen first hand the issues that affect youth and young adults. Because each of our therapists have different areas of specialty, together they can offer experience and expertise in a number of different family counselling issues, including:
Communication – Sexual Issues – Depression – Grief – Anxiety – Anger Management – Disordered Eating & Body Image – Addiction Dependency (drug or alcohol) – Addictive Behaviours (sex, food, pornography) – Abuse – Self-Esteem – LGBTQ2+ – Social Skills – Stress – Parent Separation / Divorce – ADHD – Men’s Issues
Your FREE Youth Counselling Initial Consultation
Counselling can seem like a big step to take, and we want to make that easier. We invite you to come for a free, 15 minute phone consultation and see for yourself what counselling is like. It is completely confidential and there is no pressure for a follow-up session! We want to get to know you better and give you hope for a brighter future – one marked by Freedom!
What you need to know for your first session:
Location: Freedom Counselling has offices in Vernon and Kelowna, as well as online counselling. Click here for more info!
Length & Frequency of Session: After initial consultation, most individual sessions run for 50 minutes, with longer sessions available for those who need / request them. Usually sessions takes place on a weekly basis, with most clients spending between 3-10 sessions in counselling.
Cost: The cost of counselling depends on which therapist you are seeing and whether you have insurance coverage. Private youth counselling sessions usually run between $125-150.