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How do you get a 17 year old boy to realize that he needs counsuling for anger issues and obsession?
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Win his trust first
It may not seem that way but teenagers want to trust people.
Asking him questions about how his life is going and how he thinks it should go can help win his confidence. Don't approach the counseling issue until you feel he trusts you and respects things you say. Above all, don't approach any suggestions with him when he is upset or angry. They know everything until they trust you and then learn.

In brief: Win his trust first
It may not seem that way but teenagers want to trust people.
Asking him questions about how his life is going and how he thinks it should go can help win his confidence. Don't approach the counseling issue until you feel he trusts you and respects things you say. Above all, don't approach any suggestions with him when he is upset or angry. They know everything until they trust you and then learn.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Calmly
Most humans who are angry and obsessive are very uncomfortable and unhappy.
Having several conversations over time with him about being unhappy and about that not having to be permanent may help him accept that someone may help him to be less uncomfortable/unhappy. Unfortunately, it will happen in his time and not ours.

In brief: Calmly
Most humans who are angry and obsessive are very uncomfortable and unhappy.
Having several conversations over time with him about being unhappy and about that not having to be permanent may help him accept that someone may help him to be less uncomfortable/unhappy. Unfortunately, it will happen in his time and not ours.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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