Adolescent Counselling in Perth and Fremantle
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 adolescent psychology
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 Fremantle?
We help teens and their families with:
- Academic struggles
- Behaviour problems
- Managing technology & social life
- Social skills deficits
- Family conflicts
- Friendship issues
- ADHD and ADD
- Low self-esteem
- Asperger’s Disorder
- Obsessions and compulsions
- 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.
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
Call us on (08) 6555 7786. 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
Dr Terry Olesen is a Senior Adolescent Psychologist at Aresolution.
Terry 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).