Teen Counseling

Teen Counseling

Helping teens lead meaningful lives

Teen Counseling

For teenagers, this time of life can be difficult to navigate. There are naturally many changes, decisions, and pressure put on teens in our society. Life can be thrilling and freeing, and it can also go down undesirable, difficult to manage paths. We at Pneuma are here to come alongside your teenager, listen to his or her problems and desires, and help guide them toward health and wellness through a variety of evidence-based practice models. We are here as someone outside of the family system who can show care and empathy and offer an individualized treatment plan. Whether your teen is going through depression, anxiety, anger, grief, self-esteem issues, addiction, or the like, Pneuma’s teen counseling services in Chicago can help.

If your teen is experiencing any multitude of symptoms listed below, please contact us to set up a teen counseling appointment with one of our amazing therapists.

Recognizing the Need For Counseling

Signs of Depression

  • Hopeless outlook on things
  • Loss of interest in things once enjoyable
  • Increased fatigue and/or sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive weight gain or loss
  • Uncontrollable emotions
  • Suicidal thoughts

Signs of Anxiety

  • Excessive worrying
  • Agitation
  • Tense/sore
  • Tired/ fatigued
  • Hard time concentrating
  • Irritable
  • Restless
  • Panic attacks

Signs of Grief

  • Denial of loss
  • Anger and pain due to loss
  • If only/what-if questions
  • Depression

Signs of Self-Esteem Issues

  • Not prioritizing your needs feelings or wants
  • Feeling guilty for things that are not your fault
  • Not feeling deserving of good things (love, attention, etc.)
  • Excessively buying gifts or doing things for others
  • A negative perception of self
  • Overly critical or even abusive inner dialogue

Signs of Addiction

  • Obsessive thoughts and or actions
  • Denial of addiction
  • Hiding the activity
  • Loss of control over your ability to stop
  • Not stopping despite negative consequences

Contact Us to Schedule Your Appointment

Our Therapists

Therapists Who Specialize in Teen Counseling

Lauren Meeks-Moring