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Stressors Teens Face Today: See How to Empower and Help

Written By: Katherine Gutierrez, LMHC

Adolescent, Adult & EMDR Therapist

Ask anybody, the teen years are rife with stressors, no matter which decade you grew up in. Stressors teens face today might be things like academic pressure, cyberbullying, or FOMO (fear of missing out). And with the added pressure of social media, it’s no wonder that so many teens are feeling overwhelmed.

Every day, teens are faced with a variety of stressors that can have a negative impact on their mental health. While some teens are able to manage these stressors without help, others find that they need counseling in order to cope with the challenges of daily life.

Before we take a look at how we can help our teens, let’s first explore some of the most common stressors that they face.

Academic Pressure

Academic pressure is one of the most common stressors that teens face. With the pressure to get good grades and get into a good college, it’s no wonder that so many teens feel stressed about their academic performance. Academic pressure can come from parents, teachers, and even peers.


Cyberbullying is another common stressor for teens. With the rise of social media, cyberbullying has become a more prevalent problem. Cyberbullying can include posting mean comments online, sending abusive texts or emails, or spreading rumors online. Cyberbullying can be extremely harmful to teens, causing them to feel isolated, anxious, and depressed. There are a worrying number of suicides associated with cyberbullying, so it’s important to be aware of the signs and get help if you or someone you know is being bullied.

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is another stressor that has become more common with the rise of social media. Teens who are constantly scrolling through their social media feeds can feel like they’re missing out on what everyone else is doing. This can lead to feelings of anxiety and insecurity.

Now that we’ve explored some of the most common stressors that teens face let’s take a look at how counseling can help.

What Can Counseling Do?

Counseling can:

• provide a safe space for teens to talk about their stressors

• help teens to learn healthy coping mechanisms

• teach teens how to manage their emotions.

• help teens build self-confidence and self-esteem.

Counseling can provide teens with the tools they need to manage stress in a healthy way. Through counseling, teens can learn how to identify their triggers, understand their thoughts and feelings, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Here at Awakened Counseling Services in Estero, Florida, we specialize in helping teens to cope with stress and anxiety. Our counselors are professionally trained, and we offer a variety of counseling services that can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual teen.

When dealing with stressors teens face today, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some teens might find that they can manage their stress on their own, while others might need counseling in order to cope. However, counseling can be an extremely beneficial tool for helping teens manage stress in a healthy way.

At Awakened Counseling Services, we understand the unique challenges that teens face and pride ourselves on the success of our counseling services. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help, call or text us today 239-300-3515 or email us at Ka*******@aw********.com . We look forward to helping you or your teen navigate these challenging years.

Meet The Author

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Katherine Gutierrez, LMHC & Certified EMDR Therapist

Hello my name is Katherine. After embarking on a personal journey of healing and self discovery, I founded Awakened Counseling Services. My hope is that I can create a safe space where my clients can experience the same healing power of therapy that changed my life. I am passionate about my work with adolescents, young adults and the incredible changes many clients experience through the use of EMDR.

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