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Bergen County Adolescent Counseling

Adolescent Counseling in Bergen County

Bergen County Adolescent Counseling

Bergen County Adolescent Counseling

It is estimated that as much as 18% of the American population suffers to some degree from anxiety disorders, which have only begun being treated by psychiatrists at the end the 19th century. This includes abnormal or pathological fears such as generalized anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, and social anxiety. Only within the past three decades, however, has it become evident that anxiety and other mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder) are common among children and adolescents, and not just afflictions found in adults. At the office of Mars & Venus, we are able to treat a wide variety of conditions for children with our Bergen County adolescent counseling services.

In addition to mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, we also offer pediatric and adolescent counseling services for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a behavioral disorder that, while common in children and teens, can also affect adults. In fact, 60% of those afflicted by the disorder as a child or adolescent will have symptoms that continue into adulthood. As the fields of psychiatry and therapy have continued to evolve in their recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of mood and behavioral disorders, certain neurological disorders (which are often difficult to diagnose) are also receiving more recognition. One in particular, Asperger’s Syndrome, affects an estimated 400,000 families in America. Treatment for this disorder, which is part of a group of conditions called Autism Spectrum Disorders, is also available to our patients. Our approach to Bergen County adolescent counseling is eclectic and pragmatic, integrating different treatment modalities including individual and family psychotherapy, and careful psychopharmacological intervention, treating a wide range of psychological and psychiatric conditions in children and adolescents. Our kids’ psychiatrist will begin the evaluation process with a careful assessment of developmental and biological determinants of psychiatric and psychological symptoms as well as the family system. A treatment plan is then formulated in collaboration with the family as well as the school when appropriate.

We provide specialized, compassionate and professional services with expertise in varying symptoms and diagnosis for children and adolescents. Some areas of concern might be behavioral problems, low self-esteem, hyperactivity, school problems, depression or adjustment and coping troubles. If you would like to learn more about our office, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding Bergen County adolescent counseling, or any of our other services, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly.

Mars & Venus
466 Kinderkamack Road,
Oradell, New Jersey 07649
(201) 467-4173

Oradell Adolescent Counseling

Counseling for Young Adults in Oradell NJ

Is your teenage son or daughter suddenly disinterested in activities they once loved to enjoy? Or are you simply concerned about their recent struggles in school and letters home from teachers? It’s no secret that being a teenager can be a difficult process of transitioning, but young adulthood should not disrupt a person’s way of life. Anytime a mental issue becomes disruptive on a constant basis in one’s personal pursuit of happiness, it is time to seek help. No matter what your son or daughter is going through, you can rest assured that they will find the help they need with Oradell adolescent counseling at the welcoming offices of the experts in youth psychology at Mars & Venus.

The teenage years are a transitional struggle for a variety of reasons. As young bodies are assaulted with hormones and chemicals, sleep patterns are constantly a battle, and your children are growing into a world where they are beginning to look more inwardly as they try to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives. For many teenagers, the thought of trying to figure out a college major, let alone a career path, can be the source of great anxiety and despair. Fortunately, whether your son or daughter is going through a tough time at school due to changes at home, or may be suffering from a serious mental problem, your experts in Oradell adolescent counseling are here to help. Mental problems and illnesses can often go unnoticed for a great deal of childhood lives, only to make themselves known as your children grow into adulthood and realize the problems they suffer from are truly not the same as everyone else. Counseling of youths involves one on one sessions to help assess their issues and needs, and works to assist each client in finding the strength and mental fortitude they need to succeed in life. Group sessions are available at the client’s request if they feel more comfortable in order to help them open about the source of their problems and find a road towards a solution. Youth counseling is accomplished in a largely conservative fashion, with medication only being discussed in rare cases of absolute necessity, for a natural approach towards a better way of life.

For the very best in Oradell adolescent counseling, be sure to visit the experts in mental health and overall wellness at the esteemed practice of Mars & Venus. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff works to meet the needs of our patients with personalized sessions and convenient options such as phone and video counseling to fit into your busy schedule. With adolescent counseling from Mars & Venus, your child can find the help they need to succeed in any path they choose.

Adolescent Therapy Oradell
466 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, New Jersey 07649
(201) 467-4173

Children and Fear and Child Counseling in Oradell and Franklin Lakes, NJ

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” answers a questions about children and fear.

Q – My son is afraid to go on the school bus. He is six years old and says he’d rather I take him and pick him up. What can I do? – A Working Mom, Hackensack.

A – Fears and phobias are common and within the normal range for a school age child. Focus your attention on helping your child cope with his fears. Ask him what makes him afraid of taking the bus. You may be surprised by his answer. A rattling window or the thought that the driver might not bring him home are both upsetting to a kid. Get him to express himself by role-playing, storytelling, or discussion.

Help him feel his inner strength. Acknowledge that life sometimes is scary. You could say, “Yes, I understand that you are afraid of going on the school bus, but I know you are brave and strong and it will be OK. I know you can do it.” Let him have his fears and learn how to handle them. Brainstorm with him about what he could do to conquer his fear or cope with it. Tell your child how you work at overcoming your fears. Don’t battle with him. Praise his progress. Tell him each day how well he is doing on the bus ride and remind him that tomorrow you know he will do even better.

This is a lesson here: Sometimes in life, we have to settle and compromise when we can’t have our first choice.

The Mars & Venus Counseling Center is here to help.  We are located in Teaneck, Oradell, and Ramsey. NJ.