Adolescent psychology is the field of psychology that focuses on the issues that are unique to adolescents. Adolescence is a time of fluctuating and rapidly changing interests and desires, high energy, sexual maturation, physical growth, and limited emotional insight - this creates fertile ground for many emotional problems and challenges that might benefit from professional intervention. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Adolescence may be a perplexing and frustrating stage in one's life. As teens face new responsibilities, higher scholastic obligations, social pressures, and the emotional ups and downs that come with being a teenager, it is distinguished by tremendous change and transition. Adolescent problems might result in feelings of despair, anger, loneliness, anxiety, or embarrassment. A secure area for teens to explore themselves and the problems they are facing is frequently just what they require. Talking to a psychologist can help your teen who is going through a difficult time, whether it is due to challenges at home, trouble with relationships or academics. They may require assistance in sorting out their emotions and identifying answers to their challenges, or just to explore and feel better, and counseling and therapy helps immensely with that.

When your teen is seeing a psychologist, one of the best things you can do as a parent is to ask both your teen and the psychologist what level of involvement would best assist his or her experience in therapy. You might be invited to a session to discuss specific challenges that your teen is dealing with and work out how you can best support them. If there are specific difficulties that might benefit from their direct engagement, a joint session with key family members and your teen may be appropriate.