Adolescent and Teen Counselling in Perth and Applecross

The teen brain is still under construction. Many parents often complain that their teenagers occasionally behave in an impulsive, irrational, or hazardous way. They differ from adults in the way they behave, rationalise and solve problems, and make decisions. At times, it seems like they don’t think things through or fully consider the consequences of their actions. During the teenage years, crucial mental, social, and emotional developments occur which lay down the groundwork for healthy behaviour patterns in life as an adult.

 

Laying the foundations for a healthy adulthood with our experienced counsellors

 

We usually associate adolescence with normal teen behaviour such as irritability, opposition, moodiness and withdrawal, and changes in social behaviour. Though these are common markers of going through adolescence, they can also be signs of a more serious mental health disorder.

We work with adolescents who come from loving families, eager to help them become capable adults. It is our aim to help them learn new skills to navigate their current life stage, even as we prepare them for the next stage.

 

How can adolescent counselling help teens and families in Perth and Applecross?

We help teens and their families with:

    • Academic struggles
    • Behaviour problems
    • Managing technology & social life
    • Social skills deficits
    • Family conflicts
    • Friendship issues
    • Sadness/Depression
    • Worries/Anxiety/Stress
    • ADHD and ADD
    • Low self-esteem
    • Asperger’s Disorder
    • Obsessions and compulsions or OCD
    • Separation and divorce issues
    • College preparation
    • Substance use/abuse

 

Qualified professionals with a holistic approach to adolescent psychology

We typically meet with the parents first to hear all about their adolescent’s strengths and struggles. Then, as we meet with your teen, we measure their self-concept, anxiety, depression, anger, resiliency, and reactivity as we hear from them what is working in their life and what is not. We can also conduct sessions with the whole family for a wider perspective.

 

Our Teen or Adolescent Counselling services the following areas

In Applecross we service South Perth, Canning Vale, Victoria Park, Booragoon, Myaree, Como, Brentwood, and more.

Get in touch with us today for further information or to make a booking

  • Phones answered Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
  • After-hours appointments available weeknights to 7 pm, Saturdays 9am to 1.00pm
  • Medicare rebates can be processed at your session, Private Health Rebates Available

 

Dr Terry Olesen is a Senior Adolescent Psychologist at Aresolution.

terryTerry is based in our Applecross office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and brings over 16 years experience providing expertise to adolescents, individuals, families and couples in private practice and government settings.

Terry has worked as a School Psychologist at Perth’s leading Catholic schools. Major issues he has experience with include peer group adjustment, bullying/victimhood, reading/learning difficulties, student performance, classroom misbehaviour, and screening for mental health (both positive and negative).