It has never been easy to be an adolescent – in limbo somewhere between depending on your parents and desperately wanting to be free of them. Many adolescents I work with feel are struggling to form a cohesive sense of self because of the conflicting values they are encountering within their families, peer groups and neighborhoods. It can be difficult for a teen to feel they can confide in their parents for a variety of reasons and sometimes a non-biased neutral adult feels safer. Ultimately, the goal is that your teen is able to navigate their worlds feeling more empowered to ask for help when needed and take responsibility for their actions.

Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.
— Virginia Satir