Counseling helps teens have a safe place to talk about things that they may be too?embarrassed to talk about otherwise. It is?important for the counselor to keep conversations confidential between counselor and client other than any information regarding abuse that the parent?would be notified of immediately. Teenagers need?to know?that what they share in counseling?will not immediate be shared with their parents or they may?shut?down and all gains attained?would be lost.??I often encourage teenagers to share their own thoughts?and feelings with?their?parents in a constructive way that helps to increase connection and healthy?communication.