It has never been easy navigating the teen years; however, it seems that today’s teens face more challenges than ever before. Teens are at an interesting point in their lives in that they are no longer considered a child, but not yet a young adult. They are experiencing more freedom and independence, while encountering new pressures at the same time.
Counseling can help teens adjust and better cope with these challenges.
Counseling can help teens with the following issues: Identity formation, positive decision-making, drug and alcohol usage, self-esteem, help coping with situational changes (move, divorce or separation, new school), and help communicating with family and peers. Since parents/caregivers play such an important role in teens’ development, I work with them to help support the teen and to promote understanding of the teen’s issues.