The issues that often bring teenagers to therapy are multi-layered. But it usually begins with a teacher, friend, or parent. So, I speak to you:
Part of the reason for teenage struggle is that our brains are still developing at that age (including the executive function portion, which allows us to delay gratification, make more 'rational' decisions, and control our impulses).
Society, politics, and environmental movements in our society have trickled down to our kids and teenagers, and schools with their own politics, budget concerns, and resource spread can even add to that stress.
The internet and its social media backbone are now basic tools for human connection and reality for teenagers, which is another layer of complexity that those of us born before 1995 didn't have to worry about and don't know how to juggle.
So, let's face it -- its tough being a teenager these days, and the world they live in is a distant cry from the world we grew up in, back before cell phones and social media. Teen counseling can add a layer of protection for them, and support them in their most crucial years.