Whether it concerns self-esteem, body image, bullying, coming out, or family problems, we have worked with all kinds of adolescents and we find they are all unique and wonderful individuals. Working with teens is a practice of understanding. Teenagers need to be understood, even on those days when they don’t really understand themselves, because this is the time when we go through tremendous changes and figure out who we are. As teens, we are no longer sheltered from the harder truths in life but we are still learning how to navigate the world. Luckily, regardless of the problems, most teens mature to live happy, fulfilling lives. Our job is to help support teens as they navigate the complex problems life throws at them. I have worked with teenagers and young adults in many settings including inpatient behavioral health, college counseling center, child welfare, juvenile justice, adoption, and foster care.