Today's teenager faces a world in which the gaps in the structure of the family and society makes the need for adaption more and more difficult. This is fertile ground for the growth of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and can possibly or sometimes lead to increases in aggression within the family, school and outside world. The task of adolescence is to move from dependence to independence and this is rarely accomplished without a struggle. Taking the time and speak with an experience professional can make all the difference in finding new ways to communicate and understand your teenager. For the teenager to feel understood can be a liberating experience and enable them to move forwards in their life.