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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When working with adolescents, I tend to use an action-based, values-driven approach with acceptance and mindfulness strategies to increase psychological flexibility, identify helpful & unhelpful behaviors, and improve self-esteem so they can live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to them. Teens can use the skills learned from mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy to take charge of their destiny and face their problems head-on.

— Lindsay Lorson, Clinical Social Worker in La Vernia, TX

I have supported adolescents and young adults 13-25 in navigating the overwhelming tasks they have been presented during these transitional ages. Through identity development to relationships with family, friends, community, and extras, this is hands down my favorite age range to support in better knowing themselves in order to show up as they intend too in all spaces.

— Krista Gaston, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I love working with adolescents -- it may take a second to gain trust (understandably) but once you do, they dive deep (and are hilarious). I work to be the kind of therapist I needed as a teen. I help teens work through anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship issues while exploring their own identities & finding their place in this world. I want teens to know their value in a society where they are often devalued. And I want parents & teens to connect in healthy ways.

— Jennifer Dolphin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Anchorage, AK

Specialize in treatment of issues related to children and adolescents and how to address their unique therapeutic needs.

— Naomi Babcock, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Huntington Beach, CA

The teen years are notoriously tough! There are big changes in friendships, development, parent-child roles, and identity. With over 10 years of experience working with adolescents in various roles/settings, I love serving this population. I have provided trauma therapy to incarcerated youth and worked in school and community clinic settings. Specialized experience in: teen anxiety, self-esteem, identity, family/divorce issues, childhood abuse (including sexual abuse/assault), racial injustice.

— Krystal Ying, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Willits, CA

Teens need just the right fit when it comes to working with a therapist. They need someone who can make them feel comfortable enough to open up while also challenging them at a level that helps them to grow. We have therapists who work with adolescents struggling with a variety of issues such as social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, addiction, self-harm, suicide, or just difficulty navigating everyday stressors.

— PSYCHe PLLC, Psychologist in Nashville, TN

Through working in various high school settings as well as junior college I have learned that the difficulties and struggles facing young adults today can lead to not only stress, but anxiety, depression and many other issues leading to an unfulfilling and unhappy life. I have worked extensively with high school aged kids over the past few years not only in my office but in the schools with various issues, behavioral, academic and emotional.

— Rhiannon Martin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Adolescent clients are one of my favorite groups to work with. Adolescence is a time of growth and self-discovery but it is not always easy. I am honored to be able to provide support and safety to my adolescent clients.

— Logan Druckman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO

Are you a tween, teen, young adult and/or college student in need of extra support? Perhaps recent transitions at home, school or work gotten you down? Or you may feel worn out from the impact on your life of COVID-19? Are you feeling isolated or struggling with relationship issues? You are not alone; we've all been there! My goal is to provide you with a confidential space where you can talk openly about your challenges, feel supported and learn strategies which will help you.

— Alexandra Tesnakis, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

I have specialized training and experience in working with youth. I started my career in School Counseling and have worked in both a middle school and high school setting. I am well versed in the issues facing youth today.

— Paige Sparkman, Counselor in Grosse Pointe Park, MI

self-esteem grief relationship issues issues with parents what happens when parents divorce addictions to drugs, alcohol, weed and social media discovering their sexuality creating affirming tools that they can use wherever and whoever they are with.

— Laurie Richardson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

School related challenges. Depression. Anxiety. Social struggles. Learning challenges.

— ARAKSYA ARUTYUNYAN, Clinical Psychologist in Granada Hills, CA

Adolescence is a weird time. The kid is confused. The parents are at a loss. I have training in working with families and adolescents. As the brain is going through changes, it's helpful to provide education on those changes to normalize the process. I work in bridging the gap when there is a communication problem between adolescents and their family. I am certificated in TF-CBT (trauma work with adolescents) and have extensive experience working as a school-based mental health therapist.

— Christina Scott, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Portsmouth, OH

At Newport Academy, we believe that true transformation occurs as our teens learn to see themselves as beautiful, bright, and powerful people who can take control of their own lives. In order to help our patients achieve that goal, we maintain the highest possible standards for our services, and commission third-party evaluations of our programming. By consistently gathering and analyzing data related to our outcomes, we’re able to make more strategic and tailored decisions for our patients.

— Newport Academy, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Orange, CA

Being a teenager is hard. I work with teens who are experiencing, anxiety, depression and trauma. This can include family issues, school issues, trauma history, and that hard work of finding and exploring ones identity.

— Allison Brown, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depressive disorders, anger management, emotion regulation, break-up issues, grief/loss, LGBTQ-related issues.

— Ashley Spitzer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in WADSWORTH, OH

I love working with teens - suicidal ideation, self-harm, and self-image are common topics that I address.

— Caroline Singletary, Therapist in Decatur, GA

Today's adolescents face many stressors, including peer pressure, social media, setting boundaries, school pressure, among others. These stressors can become magnified when they are going through developmental, hormonal, and physical changes. Therapy can help them sort through the layers of stressors they face, with a trusted adult.

— Julie Klamon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA