I love working with teens and young adults! I work with all ages, but I love the challenge of working with teens. It’s a time when independence has to be nurtured. It’s no longer acceptable to just say, “This is what you will do?” It is a time when providing the rationale for what you are doing and expected results are essential. Adolescents are dying to make decisions, so therapy that empowers them is usually the most successful. Therapy should begin with “what are the challenges that you want to work on? What are your strengths? What are your challenges? What are your goals for yourself and your life? Young adults between the ages of 13-24 are in the early stages of discovery. When working with this age group it is important to form a partnership that allows for exploration of past successes and failures and which honors the vision that is held by both the client and their parents.