Adolescent Issues

Today’s teens and adolescents face a variety of unique issues. Adolescents are still figuring out who they are and what their place is in the world. They may be struggling with questions of identity, sexuality, and relationships. Adolescence is also when a number of mental health problems (such as anxiety or depression) may first develop or become noticeable. A mental health professional who specializes in adolescent issues can be a great asset in helping a young person navigate this distinctive time in their lives. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today!

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I love working with teens AND the adults who support them! I have spent more than 20 years working with adolescents and their caregivers and still find myself caught up in awe and inspiration at times. Each session is designed to meet the teen where they are and I seek out understanding of their whole environment to provide them with services that will support them the most.

— Regina Whittington, Therapist in Sunset Hills, MO

I intricately and intimately understand the unique challenges that accompany childhood and adolescence. I know how to relate and build rapport with kids and teens. I believe that the greatest gift we can give to our children is the gift of nonjudgmental understanding, and it can be extremely helpful to provide them with an objective third party support. I specialize in helping younger individuals successfully manage their growing pains and navigate through the complex challenges of life.

— Anne Petraro, Counselor in Lake Grove, NY

I have had the pleasure of working with many adolescents in my career. Working with adolescents holds a special place in my heart as I also struggled with various issues as an adolescent. From cutting, disordered eating behaviors, peer pressure and poor self esteem, I am here to be a positive role model and support for your teen.

— Alicia Roeder, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Council Bluffs, IA

Teens are incredibly unique - they have so much to offer our society, yet sometimes they don't feel completely heard or understood. I enjoy working with teens because therapy provides them a safe space to express themselves and build self-confidence. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, body image, self-harm, family issues, or discovering who you are - then I am here to help.

— Sabrina Fish, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Laguna Niguel, CA

We have providers working with children and adolescents to develop coping strategies, learn tools for emotional regulation, process stressors and improve communication skills.

— Selah Counseling & Wellness, Counselor in Springfield, OR

Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders (FBT) ( Maudsley Approach)

— Lauteasha Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist in johns creek, GA

Help teens figure out the best way to identify and express how they are feeling. Share better communication techniques so teens and their families can begin to understand each other honestly. Allow teens to have a space to share their thoughts without being judged.

— Katherine Traxler-LaFrance, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Humble, TX

Our youth today is bombarded with so many mixed messages, whether it be through social media, peer pressure or high expectations from the adults in their lives, that it is no wonder we are seeing a crisis in mental health within this age group. I have an abundance of empathy for my adolescent clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, oppositional behaviors, and trauma. I work through a strengths-based lens to foster skill development and positive self-image.

— Camilla Schnaitmann, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fairfield, CT

I have extensive experience working with older teens and young adults experiencing anxiety and depression

— Dana Plyler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

The adolescent years can be tumultuous and full of uncertainty. Whether you are trying to overcome the past or forge a better future for yourself, it can be hard when you don't feel like you have many adults in your corner who truly get you and that you feel comfortable with. I have a knack for connecting with youth, and I can help you break unhealthy patterns, learn how to cope well, enjoy healthy relationships, and form a good decision-making grid so you can reach your full potential.

— Rebecca Lomeland, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Depression, anxiety. LGBTQI+, non-binary, substance use

— Meredith Snow, Art Therapist in Oakland, CA

Being a teen is HARD. Period. There are so many different issues that can pop up throughout these vital years and sometimes we just need to talk about it with someone, figure out what the next steps are, and start to move forward!

— Kaitlen Forman, Licensed Professional Counselor in McKinney, TX

In addition to experience working as a high school counselor, I have been seeing teens in my practice for 20 years. I have parented two teens (very different from one another) and my personal experience has given me a depth of understanding, compassion and humility that my clients find comforting and real.

— Ann DeWitt, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Oswego, OR

I have worked with older children and teens through a variety of behavioral challenges, life transitions, grief, and mood disorders. I work alongside parents to help them best support their child's development to independence.

— Jessie Larkins, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

Adolescents is a unique time in a girls life that can bring forth an array of emotions, experiences, doubts, relationships issues and even traumas. I love working with adolescent girls to develop a relationship with their inner knowing, confidence, and self-love to navigate their experiences and emotions in more helpful way.

— Rachael Rosenberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Redwood City, CA

I am passionate about working with adolescents and have extensive experience working with this age group and the many challenges that often arise during this transitional time of life.

— Kayla Nelson, Clinical Psychologist in Huntington, NY

We can all agree the last few years have been strenuous on all of us. Now more than ever, kids are struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness and identity formation as they integrate back into school environments with new routines. And at this age, kiddos may be pulling away, not sharing everything as they used to share. That can be scary! Therapy can help kids learn to identify and manage big emotions with a trusted adult, giving you (the guardian) a sense of ease.

— Bobbi Kyle Gutierrez, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

I help adolescents feel heard and understood, while at the same time helping parents and caregivers gain better communication and problem solving tools that they can use as they engage with their teens.

— Natasha Vayner, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ATLANTA, GA

Can parents support their teenagers as they prepare to take responsibility for themselves, make their own decisions, and prepare for life as a young adult?

— David Day, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA