You Can Sit With Us
Summer 2022 !!!
You’re sitting in your room mindlessly scrolling on Instagram. Then, you come across a post from one of your “friends” who posted a photo of her and some of your other friends together. Hanging out…without you…
Your anxiety starts to escalate, and your mind begins to overthink; “Why wasn’t I invited? Are they mad at me? Did I do something wrong? Do they not like me anymore? Are we not friends and they aren’t inviting me to hang out? Aaaahhhh!!!”
We get it. These days with social media we are much more hyperaware of what our friends are up to and constantly comparing our lives to others. Is it healthy? No! Does this increase our anxiety? Yes! What can you do about it? Keep reading…
One in four girls today will fall into a clinical diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, and other mental/emotional disorders according to Steven Hinshaw’s “The Triple Bind”, On top of these, many will report being constantly anxious, sleep-deprived, and under significant pressure.
Anxiety-related disorders in teenagers have been on the rise for the last decade, particularly in teen girls. What’s changed in the last decade? A lot! From hyperconnectivity to technology to amplified external pressures to even being more open and aware about mental health concerns. While we know that anxiety is a normal and healthy function (*think fight or flight response) for many teens today it can be crippling and a sign that they need more support and help to cope with the stressors in their life. We know that avoidance feeds anxiety. When teens avoid a situation, they miss the opportunity to correct that perception and recognize their own strength.
So, what can WE do about all of this?
Given the statistics that 75% of teen girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as self-harming, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating, we know that they are not alone. Having a safe, non-judgmental space to openly discuss these issues can greatly improve one’s mental health and develop positive and healthy coping skills.
Enter Therapyology’s “You CAN Sit With Us” group therapy for teen girls in Michigan and California. Taking a page from the classic movie “Mean Girls” on what life is like as a teenage girl. Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or even college – some issues are universal. Issues like relational aggression, struggling with poor self-esteem and body image, regulating emotions, family conflict, and complex peer relationships.
What will YOU do in group therapy for teen girls in Michigan & California?
- Learn how to communicate effectively
- Conflict resolution (how to handle arguments with friends or change in friendships)
- Explore feelings about current everyday life stressors and how to cope with them
- Improve self-esteem and body image; learn about radical acceptance (acceptance and commitment therapy)
- Learn healthy eating habits (no more fad dieting!) and healthy coping skills to cope with anxiety and stress
- Build connections with other teen girls who are experiencing similar issues
If this sounds like you or your teenage daughter, contact us! We are now offering virtual groups for middle school, high school, and college-aged girls. We strive to empower and give strength to the next generation of young girls!
Start Group Therapy for Teen Girls in Michigan and California
Connecting with other teens can be more difficult than it sounds. But, you deserve to recognize how much of an awesome person you are. Our West Bloomfield-based therapy practice has caring therapists in Michigan and California who can help you realize it. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
Other Services Offered at Therapyology
Group therapy for teen girls isn’t the only service we offer in our West Bloomfield, MI-based therapy practice. Other mental health services Therapyology provides include parent coaching, online therapy, grief counseling, therapy for children, therapy for teens, groups, and workshops, therapy for children of divorce, and Camp Therapyology. Learn more about our online therapy options in Michigan, California, camp in California, or visit our blog!