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Adolescents

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teenage girls eating lunch
The middle school and high school years are a mixed bag of hormones, emotions, figuring out identity, sense of fitting in and belonging, and a continuous push and pull between wanting closeness with caregivers and becoming more independent.
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Some of the issues adolescents navigate are:

  • Puberty

  • Academic pressures and struggles

  • Peer pressure

  • Self-harm

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Various social issues

    • Alcohol/substance use

    • Social media

    • Body/self-image

    • Sexuality

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Friendships and other relationships

Many times, teens do not want to talk with parents out of embarrassment, shame, and fear of disappointing or hurting their parents’ feelings. It can be beneficial to have someone who is objective, help them process and look at different facets and perspectives, and be a cheerleader and advocate for accomplishing their goals.

If you believe your teen is struggling and needs help, please contact us for a free 15-minute consultation.

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