“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us,” says David Richo, Ph.D., who has authored several books on teen psychology. The teenage years come with all sorts of new emotions and complex feelings. peer pressure, school demands and conflict at home can become overwhelming for sensitive teens. Puberty and changes in their physical development can make them feel like their bodies are not in their control. Often teens find it hard to cope with new, strong emotions that may seem to take on a life of their own. The good news is that teens can learn how to effectively manage these changes and these powerful emotions, no matter how challenging they might appear, by learning effective coping skills and seeking professional guidance with Orange County teen counseling.

Teens carrying a heavy emotional burden can find the weight of these emotions to be debilitating whether at school, home, or with friends. Holding in the thoughts and feelings they are having can cause problems interacting with others and can affect how teens see themselves. Many teens respond to coping strategies that involve the intervention of friends, family, and a care professional. The best strategy for each individual varies based on the specific situation, so teens should work with a care professional to determine which coping strategies might be most effective for the challenges they are facing.

South Orange County Teen Counseling

Teens experiencing emotional difficulties should understand that they are not alone. Piper Walsh, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing therapy for children, teens and young adults. Dr. Walsh listens without judgment, provides helpful insight and helps teens develop the tools they need to get the most out of their teen years and be well-equipped for the transition from amazing teenager to amazing adult.