Now, more than ever, it is hard being a teenager. Today’s teens face more pressure, less free time, higher social expectations and thanks to social media, no anonymity to make mistakes. The developmental goal of adolescence is to develop as a unique person and this can be a struggle for the healthiest of teens. This is a time of great change in the body and brain which can throw a curveball as teens navigate school, activities, and relationships with parents and peers. On the other side, parents can also feel ill-prepared to parent these changing kids. What used to work in the past may set off an emotional roller coaster, issues that you thought you would avoid or not see until at least high school may pop up earlier than expected. This is where teen counseling can help. Being a teen or living with a teen does not have to be awful. We can help you and your teen navigate these challenging, but exciting years. Our team works with teens and parents to explore challenges, provide support and learn new ways of coping.