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Teen Counseling in Tucson

What’s going on with your teen?

Do you sense they are anxious, depressed, or suicidal? Are they struggling socially or seem more withdrawn? Do they have low self-esteem or struggle to feel like they fit in anywhere? Have they had one or more panic attacks? Have you noticed self-harming behaviors or marks on their bodies?

Have they expressed suicidal thoughts or seem preoccupied with death anxiety? Are they trying to cope with the effects of separated or divorced parents? Are they still recovering from the social impact of COVID? Have they experienced a loss of a loved one, family member or friend? 

Professional Help

Getting your teen professional help is sometimes a last ditch effort after trying everything that you, as their parent(s), know to do. Sometimes, there is so much tension between you and your teen that you know you they need someone else to talk to because they aren’t talking to you. Or maybe your teen has asked for counseling and you’re doing your homework because you want them to have a safe counseling experience with someone you can trust.

In Crisis? Call
(520) 622-6000
(800) 495-6735

Suicidal?
Call/Text 988

Book Online

Setting an initial appointment is simple and quick. Click on the link and choose “Elena Flores” from the list of options.

Tucson Counselor for Teens

Elena Flores, LMSW is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners to provide psychotherapy. She has a heart for teens and their family relationships. She will build a strong alliance with your teen to offer them a safe and therapeutic relationship in which they can process feelings, challenge thinking errors, explore their identity and hopes for the future, and gain new coping skills. She can also help reduce family tension and increase family communication.

If the Christian faith is important to you, your family, and/or your teen, Elena can weave this into counseling. If you are more comfortable with your teen having a Christian counselor but your teen doesn’t want or need this aspect, that’s okay, Elena will meet your teen exactly where they’re at and provide the support they want/need. If faith is not important to you or your teen, Elena provides respectful counseling for all clients.

Elena offers counseling on Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays.

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Have you Noticed Changes?

Teens won’t always tell you what’s wrong. You may have to look for signs and symptoms. Have you noticed changes in your teens:

  • Sleep (trouble falling or staying asleep)
  • Eating Patterns (overeating or restricting)
  • Energy Levels
  • Mood
  • Motivation
  • Level of Concentration/Attention to Detail
  • Self-Esteem

Do you notice that they are avoiding things more, like social situations? Do they seem to experience more:

  • Sadness
  • Worry
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Hopelessness
  • Lack of Interest in the Future
  • Preoccupation with Death
  • Aches and Pains (unexplained by a medical reason)
  • Nausea (unexplained by a medical reason)
Counseling for Teens Tucson, AZ

“Health risks in adolescence are undergoing a major shift. Three decades ago, the biggest health threats to teenagers were binge drinking, drunken driving, teenage pregnancy, cigarettes and illicit drugs.

Today, they are anxiety, depression, suicide, self-harm and other serious mental health disorders. From 2001 to 2019, the suicide rate for American youngsters from ages 10 to 19 jumped 40 percent, and emergency room visits for self-harm rose 88 percent.

Managing a mental health crisis can be challenging for teenagers and their parents. It is often unchartered territory that needs to be navigated with the utmost sensitivity.” >> Read the full article

Quote from: How to Help Teens Struggling with Mental Health by Matt Richtel. NY Times. 2022.

Teen Counseling Inquiry

You can view available appointments by clicking this link and selecting “Elena Flores” or submit this form and we’ll be in touch with you to talk more or set an appointment.