Like adults, some teenagers and adolescents can benefit from therapy. Many need help dealing with school stress, violence, bullying, the loss of a relationship, or peer pressure. Others need help working through their feelings about family or social issues, particularly if there’s a major transition, like a death, divorce, move, or serious illness. Therapy for teens focuses on building self-esteem and improving relationships and communication. Therapists who specialize in the treatment of teenagers are experts at helping adolescents to cope with stress, develop problem-solving skills, a strong sense of self and emotional strength.