A teen or young adult doesn’t need to have a mental illness to want to talk to a therapist. Sometimes it is helpful to have someone to talk to that is removed from the situation. The teens and young adults that I work with are sometimes sad, stressed, or confused about life. They may just want someone to listen or understand them. Life circumstances such as graduation, divorce, teen pregnancy, going off to college, or death of a loved one can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed and alone. Therapy can be a safe place to explore these things without feeling judged, while learning ways to cope and developing problem-solving skills.