Working with your thoughts, feelings and behaviors is the trifecta in improving your overall wellness. There are many techniques that can help relieve symptoms, and increasing coping skills including relaxation techniques while also understanding negative automatic thoughts is a great place to start.
Anxiety seems to be taking over the world these days! Learning how the mind and body work together to keep you "safe" is imperative in understanding why techniques like deep breathing, muscle relaxation and EFT ("tapping") help relieve that fight-flight response.
Adolescence is one of the most difficult phases of development; helping train their brain by learning coping skills, communication techniques and forward thinking can help make this transition smoother. Family involvement is encouraged.
There are many aspects to clinical depression and working on several underlying factors including history of trauma, family of origin, self-esteem, coping and other related issues can be helpful in treatment planning. Depression at it's truest form is debilitating for many but it is treatable.