Adolescent Therapy Houston

Adolescent Therapy Houston services offered in Houston, TX

Adolescent Health

As kids move through adolescence, several important transitions take place. At Bread of Life Pediatrics in Houston, Texas, Ijeoma Oguagha, MD, offers adolescent health services that empower your teen to take control of their own health and wellness journey. When you’re ready to book a visit, reach out to the practice online or by phone to find a time that fits your schedule. 

Adolescent Health Q&A

What is included in adolescent health?

From the time of birth until old age, people go through several phases of life, each of which requires a specific health care approach. Adolescence can be both an exciting and challenging time for both teens and parents. 

Some of the issues covered in adolescent health visits include:

  • What to expect during puberty 
  • Managing emotional upheavals and stress
  • The importance of good nutrition 
  • How to maintain optimal sleep quality
  • Sexual health counseling
  • Birth control information
  • Sexually transmitted disease treatment and prevention

These are just a few of the issues that might be discussed during your child’s visit. Each office visit is tailored to meet your child’s specific set of needs at that time. 

How can adolescent health services help my child become a healthy adult?

When kids enter adolescence, they begin to strive for more autonomy and personal decision-making. This can create challenging dynamics in the parent/child relationship, but it’s also a critical part of growing up. 

Adolescent health is a setting where your child is brought into important conversations about their health. During well-child visits, kids are often uninterested in the information being conveyed, or unable to fully process advice and guidance. 

Dr. Oguagha-Okerulu emphasizes the fact that the choices your child makes moving forward can have a direct impact on how they feel and function, both today and in the future. Teens are encouraged to ask questions and express concerns, and no topic is off-limits. 

For kids who struggle with emotional or behavioral health issues, adolescent counseling services can help your family achieve greater stability and calm. 

How often do I need to bring my child in for adolescent health visits?

Many parents book an initial adolescent health appointment once they begin to notice the changes associated with puberty. But even if you aren’t sure when to begin, the transition from well-child visits to adolescent health is easy at Bread of Life Pediatrics. 

Dr. Oguagha-Okerulu is happy to let you know when the time is right and will be there for you both at each step along the way. Once your child transitions into adolescent care, all future visits will include any applicable topics outlined above. 

When you’re ready to set up an appointment, call Bread of Life Pediatrics to check availability. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.