Just as parenting a teen takes an abundance of art, skill, patience and empathy, so does supporting a teen through counseling. Most teens are initially reticent when it comes to counseling. That’s why it’s critical that a teen be able to connect and feel comfortable with his/her therapist, as well as experience the therapist as trustworthy and credible. Adolescent and teenage behavioral health issues are very specific to this developmental time of life. For this reason, counseling support can be pivotal to a smoother transition into young adulthood. It is also for this reason that I find providing therapy for teens to be an exciting, engaging and very fulfilling venture.