Adolescent Therapy

Individual Psychotherapy

Lydia-Anne provides individual psychotherapy for adolescents between the ages of 13-17. The therapeutic process commences with an intake interview with the adolescent’s parent(s) or caregiver(s) in order to obtain background information regarding the adolescent’s developmental history, medical history, scholastic history, family background, social adjustment and the presenting problem. An appointment with the adolescent is made thereafter.

Individual psychotherapy is provided for the following presenting problems:

  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias
  • Behavioural problems
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Depression and other Mood disorders
  • Discipline problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Self-harm/Mutilation behaviours
  • Study/exam difficulties and performance anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicide
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Other psychiatric disorders

How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions needed is dependent on the adolescent’s presenting problem, the adolescent’s personality and the time it takes for a therapeutic relationship to be established between the adolescent and the psychologist. A minimum of six sessions is generally required for the adolescent to develop a relationship of trust and to start allowing the psychologist into their emotional world.