Teen Porn Counseling

Teens (Porn) Counseling

teen counseling austin round rockHave you noticed your son or daughter spending more and more time on the internet as well as increasing their demand for privacy or isolation? Have you noticed a drop in grades at school, decrease in friends or hobbies, or a decrease in overall hygiene? Maybe you have noticed irregular mood swings, increased irritability, or changes in sleep patterns? Or maybe you have found pornography on their hard drive or web browser history?

One parent called me and said, “I recently found on my teen son’s browser history that he had been searching for pornography and I am not sure what to do about it. I don’t want to panic and end up shaming him. I don’t want to ignore it and later, wish I had done something sooner. What should I do?”

Sex & Porn Addiction Begins In Adolescence

I have heard this question often from many concerned partners in my 17 years of counseling in sexual addiction.  I think of it as a universal dilemma for parents of teenage sons. Research suggests that most pornography and sexual addictions begin during adolescence. Unfortunately, most people don’t seek treatment until later in life when the problem has become more entrenched.

I firmly believe the earlier in life a young person can learn to manage their urges to view pornography, the greater the likelihood they can live a life free from sexual addiction.

While it may be perfectly normal and healthy for teenagers to develop curiosity in their sexuality, changing times have brought with them alarming statistics addressing teens hooked on pornography. The good news is that it is never too late to help your teen son avoid the pitfalls of pornography. With parental support and professional help, teens can choose to lead a different path away from becoming addicted.

Counseling For Teens Help

A therapist can play an important role in the healthy development of a teenager. When it comes to counseling teens, I like to think of my role of therapist as an expertly trained mentor; as someone they can talk to in confidence, someone who isn’t going to get them in trouble or judge them, and someone who can expertly guide them toward healthy choices and development. I also provide family counseling sessions, if the relationship between you and your teen becomes a stumbling block on the road to recovery.

My approach, in working with your son, includes no condescending judgment and simply focuses on the potential risks of their actions and seeks to shift the behavior and address any underlying issues that may have lead them toward a behavioral addiction in the first place. If your son is open to meeting me and giving counseling a try, it is very likely that counseling well greatly help them overcome this challenge. If you live either in Texas or Colorado, online counseling sessions are also available.

Begin Today

If you suspect that your son is struggling with compulsive viewing of pornography, I encourage you not to wait to get professional help. Please contact me to schedule your initial consultation.