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!

Meet the specialists

I have worked with 5-year-olds to seniors in high school for most of my career. I do very well with kids, and they seem to be very comfortable and open with me. We discuss therapy goals with parents/guardians and get to work. But I promise you we have fun reaching the therapeutic goals!

— Becky Turner, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
 

As a school counselor for over 25 years in addition to being a therapist, I feel I bring a unique understanding to the issues teens and young adults bring to my office. And currently working in a school environment, I know the challenges they are facing.

— Christine MacInnis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA

Prior to starting Top Thrive Therapy LLC, I worked at multiple government agencies with at-risk teens and their families. I can help address behavioral issues as well as increase connection between teens and their parents.

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA
 

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 Southlake, TX

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
 

I have 10 years of working with children ages 11-18. I have 5 years of experience as a school-based counselor in middle school working with children with recent ADHD diagnoses, gender and sexual identity support, parenting adolescents, transitioning to middle school, peer/social conflict, depression, and anxiety.

— Myra Flor Arpin, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Shoreline, WA

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
 

I have worked with adolescents for over 20 years and I am very skilled at getting them to talk about their issues. If you have a troubled teen at home- I can help you work things out with them and get them into a better pattern of behavior with you, in school and in the community.

— Elisabeth Coffey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florham Park, NJ

Adolescence is a time of life with tremendous physical and psychological growth. It comes with amazing leaps and bounds, as well as struggles and challenges. I am honored to sit with my teen clients as they let me into their worlds, and together we help navigate the trying times and celebrate the wins.

— Megan Agee, Psychologist in Charlotte, NC
 

As a school counselor for over 25 years in addition to being a therapist, I feel I bring a unique understanding to the issues teens and young adults bring to my office. And currently working in a school environment, I know the challenges they are facing. I love helping them to solve their life problems by teaching them effective ways to handling them.

— Christine MacInnis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA

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
 

Our clinicians help adolescents develop a more secure and healthy identity and understanding of themselves, improve communication skills, and resolve conflicts both inside and outside the home. In working with teens, our clinicians first and foremost foster a space where they feel truly safe to open up and trust in the relationship. We value authentic connection and trust.

— Washington Psychological Wellness, Mental Health Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD

This is an incredibly difficult moment to be an adolescent. I have a great deal of experience working with teens 13-18 during the pandemic. Many teenagers are dealing with significant anxiety, depression, and grief. They are trying to make sense of all that they have lost out on over the last year while also struggling to maintain hope that the future will be a good place to be. In my work with teens, my goal is to be a safe, understanding adult who they can speak to without fear of judgment.

— Marissa Greenberg, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA
 

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

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
 

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

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 have worked with 5-year-olds to seniors in high school for most of my career. I do very well with kids, and they seem to be very comfortable and open with me. We discuss therapy goals with parents/guardians and get to work. But I promise you we have fun reaching the therapeutic goals!

— Becky Turner, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI

I focus on helping teens develop skills to navigate through the every changing friendships/relationships with themselves and others. The focus is on understanding the world from their eyes and helping them by providing education around phase of life changes, body changes and dealing with relationships.

— Runjhun Pandit, Counselor in Redwood City, CA