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 have a specialization in children/teens. One of my strengths is building trust and rapport with teens, which allows the therapy process to unfold.

— Melissa Wetherington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cherry Hill, NJ

It’s no secret that being a teenager these days is hard. Between the pressure to be the best they can be in multiple aspects of life including academics, friendships, extra curriculars, social media.. it can all feel like too much! How will your teen benefit from therapy? Your teen will.. get support tailored to their individual needs, have a safe space to share experiences, learn new coping skills, feel heard and understood, be more confident, increase effective communication, etc.

— Nikkie Evans, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Lincolnshire, IL

Common concerns include, but are not limited to: physical changes, emotional changes, behavioral changes, substance abuse, self harm, and relational problems – dating and parental within the age range of 12-19.

— Rebecca Garland, Mental Health Counselor in Fort Myers, FL

I have been working with teenagers in a variety of settings for over 10 years. The therapy I provide is private, relaxed, and supportive. Some typical areas I work with teens on include: peer issues, school stress, family stress/conflict, identity, self-esteem, self harm, and suicidal ideation.

— Melissa Bolger, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

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

— Meredith Snow, Art Therapist in Oakland, CA

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

— ARAKSYA ARUTYUNYAN, Clinical Psychologist in Granada Hills, CA

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

Adolescence is such a time of transition! For many, this transition results in anxiety, questioning of identity, and maybe a few mistakes. I have years of expertise helping teens to turn this time into an exciting exploration and expression of who they are becoming. Whether there have been concerns about drugs or alcohol use, sexual experimentation or pregnancy, or skipping school, I am confident that I can help both your teen, and yes, you, too, moms and dads!

— Colleen Hennessy, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CA

I have worked with preteens/ teens across a number of settings, including residential care, educational settings, and outpatient therapy. In my practice, I create a safe space in which to explore questions of identity/ belonging, as well as to heal from anxiety and trauma. Together, we will tailor therapy so that it is the best possible fit for you/ your teen. For more information about the approaches I draw from, visit my website at:

— Jamie Martos, Therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Adolescence is a critical time of emotional growth and identity development. As adults, we often look back and laugh or wince at the woes of that time in our lives. As teens, however, that time felt full of uncertainty, as our bodies and emotions rapidly changed and we were constantly trying to keep up. I aim to help adolescents navigate this period of challenge and growth, managing peer relationships, love, and the balance of childhood and independence.

— Cristina Shea, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

Adolescents often feel unheard and unloved, my goal for adolescents is to help identify triggers. To help adolescents build and maintain positive relationships, self-esteem through positive psychology and understanding. My clients will obtain skills and tools that will help the deal with day to day challenges.

— Fabiola Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

Being a teenager today is not an easy task. I work with teens and their families & caregivers to target specific behaviors that they would like to work on ranging from depression and anxiety to self harm and suicidal ideation. Perhaps you are going through a break up, reliving a traumatic time, battling an addiction, feel like nobody understands you or maybe you just want someone to talk to in a nonjudgmental environment.

— Remy Gordon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Coral Gables, FL

I previously worked as a mental health therapist at a children's pediatric practice and have a lot of experience working with adolescent clients and their families. My work with teens has included counseling regarding the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger management, stress, family conflict, unplanned pregnancies, bullying, peer/friendship issues, self esteem/self confidence issues, domestic violence and school related problems.

— Jessica Passero, Clinical Social Worker in Newark, NJ

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

Being an adolescent in today's world is tough! I like to treat adolescents with a level of maturity to help them to gain a sense of independence.

— Courtney Markowiz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Newbury Park CA, 91319, CA

It is hard to be a teenager today. I work with families and their teens to find ways for the teen to better cope with life stressors and pressure of today. I work with teens that have anxiety, depression, issues with peers and mood changes.

— April Brown, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami, FL

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

Since I was a trainee in my Master's program in the 1990s, my heart has been working with adolescent girls (ages 13-19). During that time I have also raised two amazing daughters and still love this population!

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

I have worked in an out of district therapeutic school as a therapist for middle and high schoolers where I provided individual, group, and family therapy. I am currently a clinical supervisor for a Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services Program serving youth from age 0-21.

— Colin Bergeson, Clinical Social Worker in Franklin Park, NJ