About Teen and Adolescent Counseling

Adolescence and the teen years can be stressful times for parent and teen alike. A teen’s developmentally appropriate push for greater independence often clashes with limits parents put in place, which can put a strain on relationships.

At the same time, teens are trying to cope with navigating peer relationships, learning to accept their changing bodies, understanding sexual feelings, navigating through pressures to engage in risky behavior, and more – all the while trying to develop their own identity. Not easy, huh?

Sometimes teens can benefit from talking to a non-familial adult that offers non-judgmental, confidential support. Some things counseling for teens can help with include (but not limited to):

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Body image and self esteem

  • Bullying

  • Struggles with peer relationships

  • Perfectionism and stress management

  • Gender and sexual identity