Teens benefit from counseling for all the same reasons that adults do. Teen therapy is somewhat different because of in the “in-between-ness” of their situation. They are adult in so many ways, but are legally still children until age 18. When I work with teens, we talk about this in-between situation.
Counseling helps teens differentiate thoughts from feelings, impulses, judgments, reactions, and ultimately define who they are on their own terms. I enjoy sharing this space with teen clients, helping them gain inner clarity and develop their sense of self.