“Adolescence is a tough time for parent and child alike. It is a time between: between childhood and maturity, between parental protection and personal responsibility, between life stage-managed by grown-ups and life privately held.” Anna Quindlen
Our philosophy at Golden Vibes Counseling Center is that teens need a safe environment to open up and be themselves while feeling heard and validated. It is our mission to provide this healing space for self-reflection and growth. We actively collaborate with families while respecting and prioritizing teen’s boundaries and confidentiality. During our individual work with teens, we confer with them about when it would be helpful to engage family members. We also explain to teens that if there is a threat of harm to self or others that it is our duty as professionals to protect them via collaboration with family and/or external support systems. Teen safety and well-being are our priority.
Here is Why Adolescent Therapy in Madison, WI May Be the Right Space for Your Teen
In today’s world of COVID-19, we are all struggling to survive and overcome multiple obstacles. Teenagers have to be bolder, braver, and more resilient than ever before. Youth has never been more isolated due to the shutdown of schools and demands to rapidly adapt to virtual learning platforms. Families have been forced to live, play, work and study from home offices and shared living spaces. In-person peer relationships have been restricted. Teens have sacrificed engagement on sports teams, extracurricular activities, dances, graduations, and the list goes on.
The impact of this new normal on adolescent well-being and mental health is unprecedented. Not only are teens surviving a global pandemic, but they are also paving the way. They are challenged and have overcome the historical imprint of systemic racism and oppression. Our teens, while struggling with their own developmental milestones, are also in charge of leading the way for a new and more inclusive way of life. They are opening their hearts and souls to one another and marginalized individuals and populations. In my 30 years of working with youth, I have never encountered a more loving, committed, and accepting group of humans.
Adolescent therapy in Madison, WI can Help!
At Golden Vibes Counseling, we can help with a wide range of issues your teen may be dealing with. Some services we often see teens for include: Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gender Dysphoria, Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorders, Anger, and Aggression, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
At Golden Vibes we strive to provide a safe and welcoming space for teens to:
• Deal with peer pressure
• Explore the growing need for autonomy
•Discuss family issues
• Deal with school stressors
• Overcome feelings of isolation
•Identify personal values, strengths, and interests
• See their full potential and access their best selves
• Learn to forgive themselves and release feelings of shame and or guilt
• Work through past and or current trauma/abuse
•, Understand the adolescent brain
•Explore identity formation and how this may relate to LGBTIA+ challenges
• Process worries and life challenges
• Identify support systems and build healthy connections
•Increase self-awareness and engage in self-reflection
•Learn how to expect and cultivate healthy relationships
•Improve communication skills and resolve conflicts
•Identify and maintain healthy coping skills
•Normalize personal and universal struggles (realize they are not in this alone}
•Reduce stress, decrease self-doubt, challenge negative self-talk. take healthy risks, engage in self-care, find balance, experience joy, practice self-acceptance, cultivate gratitude, work towards life goals
•Navigate social media while setting boundaries and protecting themselves
• Understand addiction
• Applaud individual accomplishments.
With the help of our therapists, your teen will have the tools and resources to navigate and process the space that they are in. Adolescent therapy in Madison, WI is a great place to just be present and walk through the events that your adolescent is going through.
Golden Vibes Counseling Approaches to Therapy for Teens
At our therapy practice, we use research-based interventions. Golden Vibes therapists utilize these tools to support adolescents and their families. These include the following:
IFS-Internal Family Systems Model
If you believe your family could benefit from an individual and family-based approach to therapy get in touch with us and we can help you decide which of our resources fits for both you and your teens.
“Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” Maya Angelou
Begin Adolescent Therapy in Madison, WI Today!
If you're ready to work with skilled adolescent therapists, we are ready to help your teen overcome their struggles. We offer adolescent therapy in Madison, WI. Our therapists are unique and diverse in what they provide, whatever your need is, we are here to help. You will be placed with a therapist suited for your particular focus. Additionally, we understand, getting started with a new therapist can itself be a source of stress and frustration, therefore, we strive to make this process easier for you. Our Madison, WI-based therapists offer therapy anywhere in the state via online therapy in Wisconsin. To get started, just follow these simple steps:
Call our office at 608-571-0558 or e-mail us to make an appointment
Start finding peace and happiness through accepting your thoughts, feelings, and experiences today!
More Mental Health Services at Golden Vibes Counseling Center
At our Madison, WI therapy clinic, we understand that not everyone has the same needs. That's why we offer a wide range of services geared at helping your and your unique needs. In our counseling office, we offer effective online counseling in Wisconsin. We are truly ready to meet you where you are at. Our skilled therapists can help you using a variety of approaches including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Brainspotting. These methods can help with sexual assault recovery, depression treatment, anxiety therapy, OCD treatment, therapy for children, PTSD treatment and trauma therapy, college students, exposure therapy, ART therapy, reproductive or maternal mental health, multicultural counseling, and more. We also specialize in LGBTQAI+ counseling and poly-affirming therapies and can assist with gender-affirming care. We are committed to helping empower all people’s wellness journeys through access to reliable, unbiased, and non-pathologizing mental health treatment, we look forward to meeting you as an individual.