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At Serene Mind Psychology, we help teens and young adults feel safe, confident and happy.  We are a boutique, counseling and therapy practice. We cater our services to each Tampa Bay individual.

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Do you want your teen to be happier, stop acting out, learn to talk to you, improve grades and learn to love him or herself?  Teens are in a developmental stage in which they are gaining an understanding of their independence, consequences and emotions. It is a difficult stage that can be much more complicated when combined with depression or anxiety. Many parents do not understand the difference between everyday behavior and a child who is depressed or anxious. 

Developmentally, teens value friendships above all else. Friends become a priority and your teen begins to develop the ability to think about the world in an abstract sense.  Teens can feel as if they want to fit in and belong. A problem can arise if a teen has negative influences or friendships. 

Teens may test the limits and push boundaries. Remember, they want to establish independence and do not yet know how. They also do not have a full understanding as to how consequences work and have difficulty understanding some behaviors have lifelong impacts. They can be more impulsive and make decisions based on a sporadic thought. 

Emotionally teens are maturing and learning to process and understand their emotions. They may experience occasional mood swings, be increasingly sensitive and want to keep their distance from parents. The poor ability to understand and cope with their newly discovered emotions may lead to risky behavior, such as: self harm, drug use, alcohol use and sexual activity. 

Although some behavior that your teen may exhibit is normal, it can also cause confusion of what is truly typical. If your teen is exhibiting increased irritability, poor decision making, poor emotional stability and poor coping skills for a period of at least two weeks, it is important that you contact a mental health professional.

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