Adolescence is an important part of life for exploration and growth, yet it comes with many challenges for the adolescent and the family. Most adolescents and families are having to juggle puberty, school, family, friends, and relationships. Adolescence can be a confusing time figuring out self, who they want to be, and ow they will fit into this world. Through adolescent and family therapy, teens and parents can work to prevent current struggles from worsening and becoming a chronic problem through adulthood. Some of these struggles may be:

  • Relational, peer, and family conflict
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sexuality
  • Poor performance in school
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Disordered eating
  • Sexual trauma
  • Self harming behaviors

Further, adolescent and family therapy can help adolescents and parents develop:

  • Positive coping skills
  • Effective communication
  • How to improve relationships
  • How to regulate and understand emotions
  • Greater self esteem and self confidence
  • A solid sense of self
  • Positive family dynamics
  • Healthy relationships with parents, siblings, and friends
  • An understanding of their sexuality