Sometimes a teen will ask their parent(s) directly to see a therapist to have help with working out something that is troubling them. These teens often know that therapy can be a safe space for them to address their feelings, thoughts and experiences and they may be ready to start this process easily and make good use of it. However often, things don’t go as smoothly and teens are brought to therapy because their parents or perhaps a teacher has suggested it. As a result it can sometimes understandably- be hard for these teens to agree initially to begin therapy. Once they are able to become curious about what might evolve in a conversation during a session, they can experience this process as potentially helpful and importantly can have a sense of ownership of it.