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Guiding Your Adolescent Child Through Teen Issues


Guiding Your Adolescent Child Through Teen Issues


You are right about your gut feel that your adolescent child needs guidance. But because he/she is at that stage when they struggling with a lot of issues – biological, social and academic – you are left wondering about the parenting style that would be appropriate. Stern parenting may, perhaps, overwhelm your teen, but will a lax style work?

Many parents with an adolescent child are in the same boat, unsure of the way to properly guide their child. Many discovered that it pays to have a professional helping them along the way.


Teenage Issues They Worry About

This is a big world they live in. As they reach adolescence, they will realize that a lot of things are beyond their control, that there are rules to abide by, and expectations to meet. This means not having enough money is a problem of global economics, that going to school and being educated are important to have better opportunities and life, and that they have to pass school to graduate.

If these aren’t enough, think of their quest for identity, of trying to fit, to belong and to be accepted, of bullies and of body image. Consider too that they are in that stage when their hormones may rule and their brains are busy making and pruning neuronal connections. As a result, teens are more susceptible to being caught up in a troubled life with more issues –alcohol and drugs; teen relations, pregnancy and parenthood; and getting into abusive relationships.


Helping Your Teen

Regardless of the parenting style, it is most important to build a healthy relationship with your child. Communicating and being connected is a two-way thing; this is the best way to know what is bothering your teen, for him/her to listen to you, and to make your child feel secure, loved and trusted.

Accept the fact that it’s normal for teens to be worried and to have fears about a lot of things. When these worries or problems, however, start to harm them in any way, it is time to interfere. Know the signs to observe – being constantly edgy, disrupted routines, being angry, cranky, sleeplessness, defiance, withdrawal, etc. If there is a red flag behavior, it is very important to seek professional help.


Getting and Providing Professional Help

If you are proactive, consulting a counselor to help you learn appropriate parenting styles is a good strategy. The process will not only provide you with a “sounding board” and stabilizer, it will also keep you calm, while not losing perspective of your parenting goals. As events unfold or take a worse turn, you have a professional ally who can help you “read” your teen’s ambivalent behavior and help your child work through his/her problems.

You don’t have to wait until your teen’s worries have consumed him/her. You can call Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC now for help. The independently contracted therapists can work with you and your child to handle the issues that overwhelm them. Call now for an appointment!


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Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC

Counties: Wake County NC

Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC, Apex NC

Zip Codes: 27501, 27502, 27523, 27526, 27529, 27539, 27540, 27592

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC
602 E. Academy St. Ste. 103
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(910) 624-6973

602 E. Academy St. Suite 102

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 624-6973 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (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!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

View the independently contracted, Caring, Licensed Therapists. Who is the Best Fit for you?

  • Kimberly Tran, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Individuals, Couples, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (adults who have experienced childhood physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, Wounded Warrior) grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, recovery, co-occuring substance abuse, couple/marital concerns, personality disorders, mood disorders.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), Medicare and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Laura Coyle, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Individuals, Family, anxiety, persistent sadness and depression, mood swings, responses to trauma, grief, behavioral concerns, autism spectrum disorders, attention difficulties, excessive procrastination, challenges related to physical health concerns, relational conflicts, problematic alcohol or drug use, problematic eating patterns, communication difficulties, Affirmative and Multiculturally Competent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime) Medicare and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Teshia Utley-McKoy, MS, LPC

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Marriage and Couples counseling, Anxiety issues, Parent-child relational issues, Spirituality, Behavior Management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD Trauma, Self-Esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment and Transitional Issues, Coping Skills, Christian counseling.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Rachel Macko, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Individuals, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain/Health Concerns, Grief and Loss, Adjustment/Transitional Issues, Coping issues, Sleep Issues, Communication issues. Mindfulness Training and EMDR are available.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Sherry Horowitz, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 10+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Families, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss, Parenting Issues, Panic Attacks, Issues Related to Military Families, Self-Esteem, Sleep Issues, Positive Behavior Modification, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image Issues, Grief and loss, ADHD in girls and women
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC