Adolescence is an age where teens’ identities and self-worth are constantly tested. Is it any wonder that they’re moody, stressed, and difficult to parent? As a therapist experienced working with teenagers, I understand that the teenage years are difficult – both for adolescents and for parents.
In therapy, teens can develop the skills they need to get through this stage and grow into healthy, successful adults. Together, my teenaged clients and I help build self-esteem and develop emotional intelligence. We work on emotion management, self-awareness, and self-reflection skills, all of which are necessary for teens to be able to understand how their behavior affects others. We also work on deepening insight and self-awareness. Through this work, teens can improve their functioning at home, school, with peers, and in other areas of life.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
National Institutes of Mental Health: Child and Adolescent Mental Health