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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I’ve worked with teens in varying levels of treatment including residential treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient therapy. I love working with teens because of the unique experiences during this phase of life. The teens I help struggle with school, family relationships, peer relationships, and finding who they are and who they want to be. I help teens build confidence in all areas of their lives.

— Laura Khoury, Clinical Psychologist in Santa Clara, 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
 

I’ve worked with teens in varying levels of treatment including residential treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient therapy. I love working with teens because of the unique experiences during this phase of life. The teens I help struggle with school, family relationships, peer relationships, and finding who they are and who they want to be. I help teens build confidence in all areas of their lives.

— Laura Khoury, Clinical Psychologist in Santa Clara, CA

For several years, I have worked with adolescents through programs with the schools and directly within the school settings providing support and assist as teens navigate the challenges of learning how to cope and working towards their transition into adulthood.

— Tabitha Bernal, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

Adhd ASD Peer relationships School challenges Social skills Anxiety/ Deoression

— Leigh Devine, Clinical Social Worker in Westfield, IN

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.

— First Steps Psychological Services,LLC, Psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD
 

Adolescence is a time of growth and independence. I love working with this population because of their resiliency. At times, developmental stressors can emerge into poor adaptive skills. With a safe space to process and make connections, growth and positive adaptive skills emerge.

— Maria Valentin, Clinical Social Worker in Ardmore, PA

Being a K-12 educator has given me a lot of insight into the whole family system. The challenges and pressures that students have these days are definitely unique and different from when I was a teen. I see many students struggling with anxiety and the pressures of this ever changing world that we live in. I will always come from a non judgmental place and an open mind to help them on their journey. I will also let my teen clients know that they are my clients, not their parents.

— Bobby Dulai, Student Therapist in Oakland, CA
 

Adolescence is a huge period of growth and change and can be difficult to understand as a caregiver why your child may be acting differently or making decisions they didn't use to. I want to be open and empathize with my adolescent clients and be a figure they can feel comfortable talking with. My hope is that they feel heard, understood and safe when meeting with me.

— Peyton Hottle, Student Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

I have extensive experience treating adolescents from a variety of backgrounds. I am able to build unique connections with adolescents that enhance their therapeutic experience. I have worked with a variety of teens with attachment difficulties stemming from early childhood, acute and chronic trauma, teens in the foster care system, teens who have been impacted by domestic violence or teen dating violence, and teens struggling with anxiety, depression and mild autism spectrum disorder.

— Lena Monteverdi, Counselor in Beaverton, OR
 

I've worked with children for almost a decade across various identities. As a school counselor by trade, most of my days are filled with teens who are needing more support. I recognized a critical need for more therapists specializing in this age group and decided to start my own practice. I have worked with children on various issues from anxiety to depression with suicidal ideation. I nurture trusting relationships that don't feel overwhelming or scary.

— Matty Blanc-Paul, Counselor in Boulder, CO

Adolescence is such a pivotal time full of exciting changes and finding ourselves. However, it can also be a challenging time for some, whether it's coping with symptoms of anxiety and depression, exploring our identity, or managing a new busy schedule. I enjoy working with teens of all backgrounds and offering them a safe place to express themselves, process their emotions, and work together toward their goals.

— Olivia Szabo, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
 

Adolescents face many challenges, as their bodies and minds transition into young adulthood. The pressures and challenges that today's teens face are complex, ever-present, and more intense than ever before. With social media now being an integral part of daily life, I work to support teens to identify and uphold healthy boundaries and realistic expectations as they navigate social pressures.

— Ginger Ingersoll MacDuff, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fircrest, WA

We work on the relationships, careers, strategies to overcome difficult home situations

— Angelina Bocharova, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Katy,
 

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

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

Early on, Kimberly received training with acute children and adolescents in PHP and IOP services. She has used that training to help children and adolescents with emotional regulation, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, mindfulness, impulsivity, child/parent relationships, trauma, anger, aggression, and ADHD/executive functioning. Kimberly uses play therapy and age-appropriate techniques while working with kids and adolescents to help them express themselves during therapy.

— Kimberly Hansley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

I have spent many years working with teens as a teacher, camp counselor, facilitator, and now therapist. I love supporting teens in growing in their identities, finding their individual values, and becoming more independent.

— eric bjorlin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evanston, IL

I have worked in multiple school based settings, particularly at the middle and high school level. I work with teens and their parents to help everyone feel confident, empowered, and connected.

— Imani Bowman, Counselor in Silver Spring, MD
 

I have worked with adolescents for close to 10 years and have found that my training, experience, and personality is a natural fit in working with youth with a variety of concerns. I have experience working with youth with anxiety; depression; self-injury, selective mutism, school avoidance, substance use and abuse; trauma; grief and loss; defiance; and anger management concerns.

— Ashley Sanders, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Maitland, FL

I work with autistic teenagers 14 years and older to provide solutions for anxiety, depression, child & family conflict, low self-esteem, and academic challenges. Adolescence is a challenging time. It’s a time to build your identity, to figure out who you are, and who you hope to become. I provide solutions for your teen in a comfortable session where they'll be heard. I also welcome your authentic self and provide LGBTQIA+, transgender, nonbinary, and BIPOC affirming therapy.

— Riley Morgan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA