Adolescence is often a very challenging and overwhelming stage of development for both teens and their families.   As your children grow, their needs, expectations and identities evolve and develop.  This time of life can pose some of the greatest threats to families and teens’ sense of connection and unity.

In today’s digital age, your teen faces challenges that are unprecedented than from any other generation before them.

Information is easy to access and always coming at breakneck speeds, shaping your teen’s brain, opinions, decision-making and especially mood.

It may feel like your teen’s emotions can dictate the entire family’s routine as when the tail wags the dog or you feel helpless watching your teen attempt to navigate some difficult terrain through middle school and high school.

You may be experiencing their push for more autonomy that can lead to increased arguments and withdrawal from you and the family.  Providing an outside voice and listening ear to your teen, such as is therapy, can be a valuable resource for parents.  You may even have a great relationship with your teen but are just unsure how to help them where they are at, or simply can’t get them to talk to you.  If any of these things are true, please know we can help.

Adolescent Boys

Russ and Jay have worked with adolescent boys and their families for well over a decade.  Some of the more common issues that present in therapy in his years working with teen boys are:

  • Anger Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Lying
  • Marijuana Use
  • Porn
  • Relationship Problems
  • School Behavioral Problems
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Video Gaming/Online Use

Adolescent Girls

CatyMichelle, and Julia offer their expertise and compassion to teenage girls and their families seeking help.  Some of the more common issues that present in therapy with teen girls are:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/loss
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Self Image
  • Social/Peer Problems
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Bullying (Mean Girls)