Adolescents

Adolescence is a significant time of transition. The body and mind  are going through great changes and there is a strive for independence. Teens may be less likely to actively utilize the support of their caregivers. Adolescent therapy gives youth an opportunity to explore this transition with a safe, supportive adult. This allows teens to navigate through the pressures they face  in order to support a healthy transition to adulthood. Parent involvement continues to be an important part of the work. However,  it is often, though not always, to a lesser degree than in child therapy due to the developmentally-appropriate desire for privacy by teens.