Therapy for Adolescents

Teens have an especially challenging task in today’s technology-driven world. They have to navigate hormonal changes and social pressures while also dealing with social media. Therapy with adolescents takes this into consideration while also actively working on stressful developmental issues they are often facing. Teens often feel misunderstood, are easily frustrated and sometimes also depressed or moody. Work that is done with teens is designed to work through these issues in a place that is removed from common authority figures either at home or in school. Although parental consent is required under the age of 18, teens are given the privacy and undivided attention of their therapist throughout the entire process. Below are some of the issues that are addressed when working with adolescents:

  • Self-esteem issues
  • Bullying & Cyber Bullying
  • Peer relationship difficulties
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • ADHD and other mental health issues
  • Body image concerns
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • Impulsivity
  • Transition to College/ University
  • Sexuality & Puberty
  • Changes in the family unit (e.g. divorce or separation)