Being a teenager is a sensitive time when young adults begin to form their own unique identity that defines who they are. It is an ongoing emotional struggle as they travel down the path from dependence to independence. This stage may not only be difficult for teenagers but parents as well. Teens may begin to challenge parents and other adult authorities, test their boundaries which can lead to growing conflict.
Teenagers face a lot of pressure during their developmental stages. Issues such as low self-esteem, depression, peer pressure and uncertainties of life need to be addressed. Avoiding these problems can have an unhealthy impact on your teen’s ability to cope with daily life. Therapy can help build self esteem, provide a safe outlet for your teen to be heard, express fears and set clear goals for the future to help them become a thriving young adult.