Adolescents and Teens  

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” 
― Anne Frank 

For all of the opportunity for exploration and growth that adolescents and teenage years provide, they also come with challenges and conflict for everyone involved. Managing increasing responsibilities and expectations in and outside of school, maintaining friendships and building new ones, emotional and physical changes, and exploring and expanding your interests as you develop your own identity can be overwhelming and confusing. At the same time, changes in how you relate to your parents, siblings, and other family members also occurs which can change the entire family dynamic. Parents can be caught trying to balance wanting what they think is best for their child, and the need to allow them to forge their own path and become their own person. Therapy can provide a safe space for adolescents and teens to try to make sense and take control of the many changes going on around them, and a nonjudgmental environment for them to explore who they are, who they want to be, and how they want to get there. Therapy can be a good place to get help with:

  • Academic and school issues
  • Bullying
  • Relationships with peers and friends
  • Dating
  • Substance use
  • Identity issues
  • Sexuality  
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Family Dynamics
  • Trauma