Relate Family Therapy and Counseling has therapists who specialize in a variety of unsafe behaviors in teens. They are here with support, empathy, and encouragement to help your teen address the root of these behaviors. The therapists work with the teen, without judgment or condescension, because they are on the same team as the teen and want to help them get better by providing skills, tools, and resources to help them manage the feelings they are trying to avoid or don’t know how to handle.
Risky behaviors in teens can range from self-harm to unprotected sex to alcohol and substance use. Unsafe, reckless, or self-destructive behaviors can be a result of untreated anxiety, depression, or another issue. Whatever is going on might feel overwhelming or too much to handle, so your teen is turning to external measures because it seems like it will help with whatever is going on inside. This is tough and scary to admit, and your teen might struggle to feel in control of their life, with and without these unsafe behaviors and coping mechanisms.