8 Signs Your Teenage Child Needs Therapy

Last Update on July 26, 2021 : Published on October 27, 2020
signs Your Teenage Child Needs Therapy

I personally think that every teen has struggled with school issues to Mood swings. Before, you conclude that teen’s problems are the same for everyone and it’s kind of normal. You might be wrong here! Reasons behind the distress of every teen may lead to severe symptoms if not counseled or treated properly.

The fact is that therapy is not limited to major issues. Therapy also helps teens getting back on the right track. Basically, teen counseling or teen therapy prevents teen issues from growing into major issues. This blog consists of signs your teen may need therapy. So, let’s get started.

8 Signs your Teen needs a Therapy

why Your Teenage Child Needs Therapy

1. Self-destructive behavior

Self-destructive behavior

Does your teen also show self-destructive behavioral symptoms like:

  • Drinking
  • Cutting
  • No pain at all
  • Substance use
  • Under excessive risk

If your teen shows such symptoms, Calm Sage strongly recommends looking for a counselor or a mental health practitioner.

Also Read: Ways Licensed Counseling Is Different From Friendly Guidance

2. Suicidal behavior or thoughts

To check if your teen is experiencing suicidal behavior or thoughts observe:

  • If your teen is obsessed with self-harm or not
  • Are they think about hurting themselves or someone
  • Do they look paranoid or lost all the time

Also Read: How to know you are Being Paranoid Or Is It Just Anxiety

If your teen is experiencing above mentioned signs, Calm Sage strongly recommends calling for help ASAP.

If you’re not clear with the symptoms or signs, you can always seek the help of a professional counselor for teen therapy. It is always helpful to seek professional advice when such incidences are going around.

3. Drastic change in sleeping pattern

Drastic change in sleeping pattern

Check these below signs to check if your teen is having proper sleep or not:

  • Lethargic
  • Lazy
  • Are they sleeping less or more
  • Always in a need of a nap
  • Sleeping or lying on the bed all the time

4. Constantly worried expressions

Check these below signs to observe if your teen is experiencing constantly worried or not:

  • Stopped doing things which they used to enjoy once
  • Always worried about grades and performance
  • Mood swings

5. Constant Irritation and anger

Constant Irritation and anger

Check these signs to check if your teen is experiencing irritation or anger:

  • Is your teen always angry
  • Is your teen quickly irritable
  • Are the mood swings responsible for their improper functioning and performance at school or college?
  • Are they at risk of self-harm due to constant mood swings or irritability?

6. Less or excessive social connections

Check these signs if your teen is having a constant change of friends:

  • Is your teen constantly changing friends or their social connections
  • Have they stopped meeting their best friends
  • Are they avoiding social meets
  • Are they angry about something related to friends
  • Constantly hanging out with new friends
  • Avoiding friends or no friends

7. School or college issues

School or college issues

Check these below signs to see if your teen is having school, college, or community issues:

  • Changes in school performance
  • Changes in behavior and thoughts related to school or college
  • Decrease in grades
  • Mood swings
  • Miserable feeling
  • Trouble in communicating their needs
  • Trying to avoid school or college

8. Bullying

It takes a little bit of hard work to find out if your teen is going through bullying or not, check these signs:

  • Spending too much time on social media
  • Avoiding social activities
  • Less communication about it
  • Trying to change the topic around social media

Take away from Author

These signs or symptoms may look normal to you, but these signs have a major impact on mental health and the future. I personally suggest looking for a teen counselor, if you find your kid struggling with all these issues.

How to Talk to Your Kids about mental Health

Therapy is for everyone, it helps people get back on the right track. Therefore, if your kid is experiencing such issues, book an appointment with the Teen Counselor to get the right diagnosis and help. You can also opt for an online therapy system for kids and teens due to pandemics.

I hope this blog helps you to understand why your teen may need therapy. For more such content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

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About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".


  1. Aditi Singh
    Aditi Singh

    Thanks for this amazing blog and making us aware. More power to you.

  2. mariya jonsan
    mariya jonsan

    These are the best signs for child therapy and parents need to understand these sings make them therapy.

  3. Chris Smith
    Chris Smith

    That's a nice read and you very well included everything! I think I'm gonna analyze my kid on these behaviours!

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