Teens and young people

Therapy for teenagers and young people

At the Northwest Psychology Practice we love working with young people (and their families) to help make the changes they want to see in their lives. Here are some examples of the kinds of things we can help with:

  • Bullying and friendship problems
  • Feeling down and sad all the time (depression)
  • Thoughts of suicide, or self-harming behaviour
  • Who am I, and what kind of person do I want to be?
  • Relationship breakups
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Trauma, grief, loss and change
  • Conflict with parents or siblings

Here’s some more information about what it is like to see a psychologist, and how to get the most out of it.

For Parents

Are you feeling concerned about your teenager? Are you wondering if bringing him/her to see a psychologist would be helpful? Here’s some information about the therapy process, how it works and how you can help your child.

What to expect

Find out more:

Depression and teens

“I feel down and sad all the time. It is hard to get motivated to do anything. Nothing is fun anymore.”


Anxiety and teens

“I get really stressed and worried about things. The anxiety stops me from doing things that are important to me.”


Family Conflict

“I don’t get on with Mum and Dad as well as I used to. It seems we are always fighting about things. I don’t think they understand me.”


Study stress

“My exams are really stressing me out. Its really hard to study because I’m always worried. It is affecting my sleep too.”