Therapy can help children and teenagers develop problem-solving skills and deal with stress. It can be beneficial for children or teenagers who are dealing with personal issues, such as bullying, or family issues such as divorce, as well as for problems at school such as a sudden drop in grades, learning, or attention problems (such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Therapy is often an important part of treatment for teenagers with certain medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders and can be a helpful part of a treatment team for children or teenagers dealing with the stress of an ongoing or chronic illness. A mental health therapist can be a valuable partner in your child or adolescent’s health care team. In some cases, your pediatrician may recommend working with a therapist. In other cases, you as a parent may choose to seek a therapist to help your child.