Carolina Counseling Services - Helping your Teen Battle Depression/Sadness/Hopelessness/Hurt
How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?
- Call: (910) 485-6336 (Fastest way to schedule)
- Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
- Email: Click to send email (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
- Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
- Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
- New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
- Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
- Some Therapists schedule appointments Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Saturdays (if requested)
- Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE FOR NEW CLIENT REGISTRATION:
For your first appt at the Raeford Rd location come to this address:
Helping your Teen Battle Depression/Sadness/Hopelessness/Hurt
There are days when your adolescent child stay cooped in his/her room for no apparent reason or reason that you know about. Don’t worry all teens occasionally go through bad days. When sadness or irritability, however, persist, as a parent it is your responsibility to find out more information in order to take proper action before your teen’s sadness, hopelessness or hurt become depression.
Can it be Teen Depression?
Depression is a devastating feeling that can hit anyone. Teens are especially vulnerable because of the changes happening in their bodies and social pressures that they have to face and handle. Many are bound to commit mistakes when making decisions because their brains are still in the process of developing. Thus, their perceptions and reactions can be different from how an adult would behave under the same situation. With pressures from school and peers, not to mention a troubled family, your adolescent son/daughter could be having more on his/her plate than he/she can successfully manage.
Don’t Ignore Hopelessness, Sadness and Hurt
While a good number of teens can successfully ride on the waves of changes and pressures, not everyone can. It is important to know how your child is faring so you can help. Hopelessness and helplessness, sadness and hurt can be normal feelings, but when these negative emotions seem to manifest over an extended period, it is a proof your child can be amongst those who are not successfully managing their failures or sadness and need your help. Unguided, these emotions may get worse.
Know the Symptoms of Teen Depression
Sadness, hopelessness and hurt are just a few of the signs of depression. Experts say that it can be manifested in different ways and those with depressed moods may not necessarily exhibit similar symptoms. If your child exhibit some other symptoms, consulting with a professional must be your next step; the sooner the better. Some symptoms to note are:
- Showing sadness or irritability particularly in the morning
- Lost of interested in things that used to be his/her passion
- Feeling tired most of the time
- Changed patterns of sleep and/or eating
- Loss or gain of weight
- Difficulty focusing or making decisions
- Feelings of guilty or worthlessness
- Signs of self-harm
Responding to the Silent Plea for Help
Your teen may not be able to express his/her extreme sadness, hopelessness and hurt that may be bordering or are already signs of depression. Give her attention. Let him/her know you care. Try talking to your child to make her open up. Expect resistance, even resentment; these are common tendencies. Whether she opens up or not, the best course of action is to consult an experienced therapist on teen depression from Carolina Counseling Services.
One of our therapists at Carolina Counseling Services can show you the way to help your child. With over 20 therapists at CCS, there is one who will fit your child’s needs. Call us! Together, we can make your child live the fun life of a teenager.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314