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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Adolescence and early adulthood can be an exhilarating and intimidating time of life. As you transition out of childhood, you're faced with many important questions like who you are and what you want for your life, as so much of your world changes. School, career, relationships, sexuality, spirituality, family. It's a lot to sort through alone! I sit with clients to help them navigate this period with compassion, courage, and curiosity.

— Erin Tillson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN

Teens today struggle with confidence and the pressures of success in school, sports, and home to balancing social media, technology and life. They are surrounded by a world sending them confusing messages causing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and more. Sessions with preteens and teens are fun, interactive, and challenging to help them discover who they are and who they want to become.

— Jason Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Richland Hills, TX
 

ADHD Anger Anxiety Conflict Decision Making Depression Grief Impulsivity Motivation Parenting/Discipline Self-Esteem Stress

— Jason Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Richland Hills, TX

Adolescence is such a challenging time, wanting to be free but knowing that you still have such much to learn and do. The exploration of self is incredibly difficult with so many opinions and influences from everywhere. I help teens sort through all the noise and find the path that takes them to better heights. No challenge is unusual for me. I only ask the teen to give me a chance, when they do, they begin to find the clarity they so eagerly seek!

— Andrea de Aguayo, Psychologist in ,
 

Being a teenager is hard. You're not a child and yet not an adult. You're trying to figure yourself out, what you want, who to trust and what you want to be. It's a lot to deal with and it can be difficult if you are not supported. I won't make your life perfect but we'll work together to see how we can make it not as difficult. Maybe there are things about yourself you want understand or understand about others. If you're ready for me, I'm ready for you!

— Regina Guzman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I have worked with teens for 15+ years in a variety of roles. I have worked with pre-teens and teens in a therapeutic role for 5 years. I really enjoy supporting teens navigate all the complexities of their identity, symptoms, family, and social aspects of life.

— Sonja Crisosto, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I obtained in-depth training on managing conflict within a family, stemming from individual differences. I completed an Internship year at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a Post-doctoral training year at the University of Rochester Health Sciences specializing in working with children and adolescents.

— Ruchi Bhargava, Clinical Psychologist in Frederick, MD

ADD, Aspergers, anxiety, and auditory processing disorders can push teens to their limits of respond-ability. Meaning, they can find themselves in trouble for things they say and do at home and school, despite being a lovely young person. These adolescents need our help. They need to be properly diagnosed, and then taught the coping skills to manage their big feelings, so as not to act them out.

— Sandra Dupont, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

One of the biggest changes in our lives is during the adolescent stage. Although rarely recognized for how truly hard it can be and how many changes are happening, speaking with a professional can really help. Adolescents are exposed to a wide variety of things and they should not have to go through it alone.

— Rosaura Yepez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Homestead, FL

I very much enjoy working with teenages because it is such a defining part of their life. Teens struggle with many hurdles in life as they prepare to become adults. I have been working with teenagers since the I started to provide therapy.

— Kelsey Fitzhugh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gilbert, AZ
 

I am a school social worker with the Los Angeles Unified School district. In my private therapy practice half of my clients are teenagers and adolecents.

— Whitney Lawrence-Redden, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Adolescents are a paradox of being both the strongest and most resilient of our species, while simultaneously being extremely sensitive and fragile. I feel honored to hold space for the youth of today as they struggle with the surmounting pressures of the world, rapidly changing technology, suicide and self harm becoming commonplace, all while their brains are not yet fully developed. In this I offer youth a place to make sense of their identity, purpose, and adverse experiences.

— Marc Heuser, Counselor in Golden, CO
 

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

Being a teen is hard enough on its own. If you have had a traumatic experience, it can be even harder. I have interventions to help you process your trauma in a safe and objective environment. If you feel alone and unheard, this can be even more challenging. I allow for confidential place to process stressors and find helpful tools that can lend towards possible solutions. If you've engage in self harm, I can help with self harming alternatives and emotional exploration. Life can be easier

— Rachael Jordan, Counselor in Puyallup, WA
 

As a high school teacher for 20+ years, I feel very comfortable working with teens on a range of issues and challenges.

— Margaret (Peggy) Farrell, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo, CA

I love my work with teenagers and have worked with teenagers for nine years. Adolescence can be a time of great pain as well as great growth and initiation into great wisdom.

— Ben Heilveil, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Teens today struggle with confidence and the pressures of success in school, sports, and home to balancing social media, technology and life. They are surrounded by a world sending them confusing messages causing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and more. Sessions with preteens and teens are fun, interactive, and challenging to help them discover who they are and who they want to become.

— Jason Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Richland Hills, TX

Teenagers and young adults face many challenges in today’s world due to academic, social, parental, and societal pressures. Although everyone encounters times when they feel badly, if your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are negatively impacting your quality of life, this could be a sign of a mental health issue. Psychotherapy with a qualified professional provides teens with a safe place to explore personal challenges, identity/sexuality questions, social issues and family relationships.

— Page Morris, Psychotherapist in Chevy Chase, MD
 

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

I enjoy working with pre-teens and youth of all ages on topics ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, medical illnesses, family dynamics, parent-teen conflict, body image processing, grief and loss. I have a bachelors degree in youth Studies from the University of Mn, this included much experiential and drama training. Also, my Parent Coaching certificate provides insight for families struggling with connection. Have you tried Tapping, it's a powerful tool to release stress.

— Lisa Nielsen-Karatz, Clinical Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN