Adolescents today face challenges that are unlike anything that teens of previous generations have ever had to manage. Teenagers, as is developmentally appropriate, are cultivating more elaborate emotional and social processes. At times, these changes are not yet matched with their ability to manage emotional distress, increased impulsivity or the skills to problem solve more difficult situations. It can be easy for them to get in over their heads. This type of vulnerability for a teen may lead to poor choices and problematic behavior. Our team at New Directions has years of experience working with teens and their families who may be in crisis, need help finding their way, or in healing broken bonds.