In today’s society teens face many real-life troubling issues, regarding, school, family life, teen violence, relationships in and out of their home, health, daily stress, rejection, bullying, teen sex, teen pregnancy, abuse, drugs, drinking, depression, body image, etc. During many of these troubling issues teens are experiencing: hormonal growth, finding a balance between their desire to conform, but also establish their own independent individuality, wanting to fit in, going through an emotional roller coaster, and thinking no one cares.
Many issues teens face are connected or can be connected to one problem, like a chain reaction. For example, abuse, whether it’s within a relationship or in the home can lead a teen to drink, abuse drugs, depression, body image issues, stress and/or self mutilation. Some may turn to other teens for guidance and acceptance and end up in a gang, feeling rejected if not accepted, or in the end being pressured into doing something that will get them accepted by the wrong people.
Teens are known for having a hard time communicating with adults about their life. Sometimes there is a need for a therapist or some type of intervention. Teens should know that therapeutic intervention or counseling is not here to put them down or belittle them, or make them feel as if they cannot do better or change. Teen counseling can be a help towards moving in the right direction.
LaTrina graduated in 2009 from American InterContinental University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in forensics. In 2011 she earned her Masters of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology, as well as a certificate in Applied Forensics from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.