Equally important, what happens in therapy is confidential. This usually eases the resistance of teens who tend to put up walls to keep others out. The counselor explains how confidentiality works and lets the teen know that when they reveal things that can potentially harm them, the therapist cannot hold that in confidence (ex. If the teen said that they are being abused, doing drugs or have been thinking about suicide). First and foremost, teens need to be kept safe. Some secrets are healthy to keep and some are not. Also significant, if a teen discloses issues that they have with a parent and these issues continuously has a negative impact on the teen, the teen is encouraged by the therapist to allow for intervention, via family sessions. In this case, the issues can be discussed and perhaps parents can be taught more effective parenting strategies, in addition to the teen and the parent learning more effective ways to communicate with each other. Sometimes teens are receptive, and sometimes not. If not, the therapist will honor the teens’ wishes and continue to work with the teen, likely proposing in the future the advent of family therapy again. The therapist will work with the teen on dealing with their worries, fears, and anxieties about the parents joining them in session. Eventually, teens become less resistant to the process of family therapy.