Teen 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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— Alyse McKeal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Williamsburg, VA

I have 15 years of experience working with adolescents and find that I build rapport easily with this demographic

— Kimberly Hansley-Parrish, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

Teens currently have a unique combination of social/emotional/academic stressors, issues related to technology and social media, and a lack of typical development due to the pandemic. This has resulted in a tremendous uptick in teens accessing mental health services, often due to stated anxiety and stress and often including issues of depression and/or safety. Our clinicians are well-versed in these issues and strive to support teens while maintaining a balance with parental involvement.

— Aurora Counseling Associates, Psychotherapist in Natick, MA

Most of my career has been working with youth in foster care, mentoring, and in residential placements for youth who have been adjudicated and are on probation or parole. I am experienced working with youth with behavioral struggles, figuring out their identity, dealing with substance abuse, legal problems, or emerging mental health disorders. The clients I've worked with have expected me to be someone they can relate to as well, and I am goofy, a gamer, sometimes inappropriate and patient.

— Nick Vaske, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

The teen years...am I right? No longer children, but not yet adults. A lot of teens struggle with feelings of anxiety, anger, depression and overwhelm. As an adult in their life you want to help but may not know how or have done what you can. I work with teens to develop coping skills, build confidence and to get to know themselves in a way that sets them up for the future. I give them a safe and accepting place to explore life and learn healthy ways to move forward.

— Laura Jacobs, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK

I have spent some time working in school settings and the dependency system helping adolescent navigate familial struggles as well as stage of life struggles. Some of these struggles include academic pressures and expectations that may be face at school. Being an adolescent can be difficult as others are navigating self identity while feeling pressured by others to meet certain standards.Together we can work on conflict resolution and self esteem to help adolescents find their identity.

— Michelle Bundrum, Clinical Social Worker
 

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— Alyse McKeal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Williamsburg, VA

Adolescents is a unique time in a girls life that can bring forth an array of emotions, experiences, doubts, relationships issues and even traumas. I love working with adolescent girls to develop a relationship with their inner knowing, confidence, and self-love to navigate their experiences and emotions in more helpful way.

— Rachael Rosenberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los altos, CA
 

I worked for many years managing homes for adolescents in residential foster care. As a case manager, I oversaw the needs, growth and challenges of 24 residents, ages 16 to 21. I became the program manager of all transition-aged youth for the agency and trained staff in joining with youth. I then worked at the Department of Family & Children's Services with youth in and transitioning out of long-term foster care, assisting them with public benefits, healthy relationships, and managing stress.

— Melissa Healy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA

Helping with peer issues, Trauma, Depression and Stress Management

— Kemi Alemoh, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Dimas, 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, Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, 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
 

As teens you have so much to deal with, especially these days of the pandemic- talk about your stressors with school, relationships, and whatever else is on your mind. I'm here for you!

— Elizabeth Hinkle, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virginia Beach, VA

Relationships Bullying Self-Esteem Trauma Anxiety Depression ADHD Developmental Concerns Peer Relationships

— Alyse McKeal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Williamsburg, VA
 

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

Even when family members and friends are supportive, teens and their families can benefit from additional help. Teens often feel misunderstood by those around them, afraid to burden the people they love with their emotions, or shy to admit the thoughts/feelings they think no one else have. Counseling provides a safe space where young clients can speak honestly about their experiences without fear of judgment and develop healthy coping skills to deal with sadness, anxiety, and stress.

— Emily Echeverria, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA
 

I have worked as a school based counselor for two middle schools and two high schools. I also had adolescent clients in a low fee community clinic.

— Sarah Lauterbach, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carmel By The Sea, CA

Most of my career has been working with youth in foster care, mentoring, and in residential placements for youth who have been adjudicated and are on probation or parole. I am experienced working with youth with behavioral struggles, figuring out their identity, dealing with substance abuse, legal problems, or emerging mental health disorders. The clients I've worked with have expected me to be someone they can relate to as well, and I am goofy, a gamer, sometimes inappropriate and patient.

— Nick Vaske, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

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.

— PSYCHē PLLC, Psychologist in Nashville, TN