Teen Violence Counseling & Therapy in Colorado

Teen violence refers to any form of violent or aggressive behavior displayed by teenagers and young adults. 

While this can include bullying, teen violence further includes behaviors such as fighting, abuse, and gang activity, among others. 

As children grow into teenagers and take on more and more adult responsibilities and interests, the risks of being exposed to violent behavior amongst one another increases. The potential risks involved with teen violence are significant, so it is vital that signs and causes of violent behavior in teens are understood.

Teen Violence Therapists in Colorado

Abigail Corless, LPCC

Abigail Corless, LPCC

Colorado
(719) 345-2424
Seth Boughton, SWC

Seth Boughton, SWC

Colorado
(720) 449-4121
Jenifer Seas, LCSW

Jenifer Seas, LCSW

Colorado Springs, Colorado
(719) 452-4374
Marta Schmuki, LPC

Marta Schmuki, LPC

Colorado Springs, Colorado
(719) 203-7021
Deja Howard, MSW, SWC

Deja Howard, MSW, SWC

Colorado
(719) 345-2424
Kelsey Maestas, LPCC

Kelsey Maestas, LPCC

Pueblo, Colorado
(719) 696-3439
Laura Brinkman, MA, LPCC

Laura Brinkman, MA, LPCC

Aurora, Colorado
(720) 449-4121
Cassondra Chagnon, LPCC

Cassondra Chagnon, LPCC

Colorado Springs, Colorado
(719) 481-3518
Jennifer Wilson, LPCC, NCC

Jennifer Wilson, LPCC, NCC

Colorado
(720) 437-9089
Heather Comensky, LPC

Heather Comensky, LPC

Aurora, Colorado
(720) 449-4121

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Causes of Teen Violence 

Violence among teens is a complex issue encompasses a wide range of behaviors, and as such, has no single cause. There are, however, some notable causes of teen violence which are common. These include:

  • Domestic or familial abuse
  • Lack of adult supervision
  • Lack of structured after-school activities
  • Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or substance abuse
  • Peer pressure

The exact causes of teen violence will vary depending on the type of violence and the individuals engaged in this behavior. 

As a general rule, though, greater levels of exposure to violence (such as in economically poorer areas, or in families where domestic abuse is common) tend to result in greater levels of violent behavior reflected among teenagers. 

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There's Help For Teen Violence

Warning Signs of Teen Violence 

These signs may be a warning that your teenager, or a teenager you know, is involved in or potentially at risk of becoming involved with teen violence:

  • Talking or writing about violence, particularly against a specific person or group of people, in person or on social media
  • Excessive irritability or moodiness
  • Acting aggressively towards others
  • Damaging or vandalizing property
  • Engaging in risky behaviors, such as substance abuse, high-speed driving, or unprotected sex
  • Frequent problems with authority figures
  • Withdrawal from school, church, or other extracurricular activities

Getting Help

If your teenager is displaying violent or aggressive behavior, you may feel yourself at a loss as to what you should do. 

The right course of action will vary depending on the type of behavior the individual is displaying, as well as the environment in which they live and the resources available. 

In general, though, it helps to reach out to a trusted source, such as a guidance counselor, who can point you and your teenager in the right direction.

Solving the issue of teen violence will require getting to the root issue of your teen's troublesome behavior. 

If mental illness and substance abuse play a role in the onset of this behavior, professional treatment may be required. If the issue involves domestic abuse, separation from the abuser may be called for. Whichever course of action is correct for your specific situation, know that help is available, and that healing is possible. 

No child is a lost cause, and many teens who display violent behavior are able to address their issues successfully and go on to lead productive, peaceful lives.  Call 719-345-2424. 

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