Friendships become extremely important during adolescence. Often times teens start to prioritize socializing over just about everything else, including family and school. While this is a normal stage of development, it can often be the cause of a great deal of stress - for both the parent and the teen. Some teens struggle to make friends or find meaningful social relationships, others struggle to balance the demands and pressures they feel from their wide circle of friends. From the wall flower to the social butterfly, navigating social dynamics can be stressful.
Therapy is a great place to develop a better sense of self, learn social skills, build self-esteem, and gain a better understanding of how to navigate the social stressors.