Teens & Young Adults

Teen Therapy Tustin, Teen Specialist Tustin, Teen Expert Tustin CA 92780High school and college-aged teens and young adults face so many challenges as they work toward becoming completely independent. There is constant pressure to fit in with their peers while they are simultaneously trying to find their own identity. They have a developmental need to separate from their parents, while at the same time, needing extra emotional support and guidance from their parents. Pile on academic pressures, physical and hormonal changes, social media bullying, job searches, and uncertainty about their futures, and it is easy to see why some within this age group struggle.

Rachel has worked for many years with this exact population. She understands the barriers that need to be overcome in gaining trust with teens and young adults so that they will feel comfortable opening up about their feelings and problems. Through therapy, Rachel has helped young people struggling with:

  • Truancy
  • Failing grades
  • Conflicts with Family Members
  • Conflicts with Peers
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Drug/Alcohol abuse
  • Sexual and Gender Identity
  • Runaway behavior
  • Risky behaviors (promiscuity, dangerous acts, etc.)
  • Court Involvement
  • Self-Harm Behaviors
  • Aggression toward others
  • Gang Involvement
  • Pregnancy

If you have a young person in your life who you are worried about, don't hesitate to make them an appointment with Rachel. If you are a teenager or young adult struggling and looking for help, look no further. Things can, and will, get better.