The teenage years are a time of identify development, change and exploration.
However, navigating daily life isn’t always easy, especially when trying to foster relationships, meet academic and extracurricular expectations and maintain status through social media. When stress increases, teens can be left feeling inundated with fears, dissatisfied, angry or unhappy. Some teens may internalize their pain by isolating themselves, sleeping more or less and spending less time doing things of interest. Others may externalize their feelings of anger or sadness through fighting or engaging in risky behaviors such as substance use or promiscuity. At Metta Psychology Group, we make every effort to collaborate with your teen to best understand his or her perspective and to offer effective tools to combat depression and feel empowered to regain control of life again.