Adolescence is a time when young people form their self-image and learn to be independent and responsible. But for many young people, these challenges cause emotional distress, resulting in self-defeating behaviors that includes depression, drug abuse and school and family conflicts. Adolescence is a critical time in emotional development as teens undergo significant changes in brain development and hormone regulation.   While this may subject them to higher incidence of mental health issues, it also makes them particularly receptive to positive influences in emotional and behavioral learning. Youth Depression counseling provides therapy for adolescents who are struggling with depression. Adolescents receive help to identify problems, face challenges, how to handle frustration, generate solutions and realistically assess the value of their accomplishments. This process of self-discovery helps change self-defeating patterns.