Adolescence is a time where a child faces the pressures of many changes. There are physical changes as puberty develop and a heightened  awareness of self emerges. There is a powerful sensitivity to social opinion and an increased influence of peers. There is a growing  desire for independence.and corresponding resistance to parental authority. It is a time when dating begins. There is a profound influence of social media. A combination of individual and family therapy is used to address adolescent issues, such as: anxiety, depression, school problems, relationship problems, oppositional behavior, aggression or substance abuse.