Category: Adolescence

Developmental Challenges of Adolescents/Teenagers

Jeffrey Miller Palo Alto Therapist Teenage ChallengesAs a therapist whose work focuses on working with adolescents/teenagers, I am often surprised at how parents and adults in general forget or lose track of all of the challenges of that period.  This brief summary is to help us all focus on the formidable transitions faced by our adolescents/teenagers just in their normal development.

The teen years are chaotic and overwhelming in both the scope and number of normal developmental challenges facing the teenager, even without depression, anxiety, attention deficits, executive functioning deficits and learning differences that visit so many of our teenagers.  The following is a brief summary of the most significant developmental issues our teenagers face: Read more

Is It Teen Angst or Is It Depression?

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Developmental Challenges of Adolescents/Teenagers

As a therapist whose work focuses on working with adolescents/teenagers, I am often surprised at how parents and adults in …