During this stage in life, young adults require a special kind of guidance when adjusting to new responsibilities and learning their true identities. And despite how supportive you try to be as a parent, young people tend to disconnect as a way to cope with their mismanaged feelings. Self expression is difficult as adults and even more complicated for children. When working with this age group, it is imperative to meet them where they are.
Therefore, a treatment plan will only be implemented after a trusting relationship is established with the client. It is most likely that the young person will only be open to talk if they feel safe and comfortable. Once the trust is secured, the plan will focus on personal identity, self-esteem building, peer pressure and healthy relationships. Common practices used when working with teens include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Anger Managment.