Children, Adolescents and Parenting

Understanding Teens and Self-Harm


Understanding Teens and Self-Harm Author:  Alexa Ashworth - MFTC  Teens and Self-Harm When helping teenagers recover from self-harm it is important to understand why they do it.  Not every teenager is the same and there is no simple answer.  However, through supporting and listening to the root causes of why teens start to [...]

Understanding Teens and Self-Harm2021-03-21T09:56:29-06:00

Three Ways for Parents to Put Their Marriage First


Three Ways for Parents to Put Their Marriage First Author: Alexa Ashworth - MFT, Intern   Throughout quarantine and the continued limitations of summer kids’ camps, school activities, sports, daycares, and planned vacations parents are struggling to carve out time to be with one another.  Making the decision to have children already changes the dynamics [...]

Three Ways for Parents to Put Their Marriage First2021-01-21T19:53:51-07:00

Parenting Teens During COVID-19


Parenting Teens During COVID-19 Author:  Jenna DeRosa, LPCC  Amidst all of the emotions and panic that each individual is dealing with, one of the largest transitions is happening day to day in each person's house. Whether that is the parent who is now transitioning to working from home, the parents or child who has [...]

Parenting Teens During COVID-192021-01-21T19:55:19-07:00

Managing Your Families Emotions


Managing Your Families Emotions Author: Alexa Ashworth - MFT, Intern   Right now, the only question that seems to be in the back of everyone’s mind is “what’s next?”.  As we are receiving new updates and information around COVID19 daily, it is challenging to quiet the mind and soul. Alongside processing worldly information, we [...]

Managing Your Families Emotions2021-01-21T19:56:38-07:00

Maintaining Eating Disorders During a Pandemic


Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery During a Pandemic Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   In more ways than not, our lives have been uprooted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses are closed, orders to stay at home are in place, and people are rushing to Walmart to stock up for an apocalypse. We wake up with [...]

Maintaining Eating Disorders During a Pandemic2021-01-21T19:57:38-07:00

EQ: Emotional Awareness in Teens


EQ:  Emotional Awareness in Teens Author:  Jenna DeRosa   EQ vs IQ EQ is a measure of your ability to recognize both yours and other peoples emotions, interpret emotions, regulate emotions, and manage other peoples emotions.  “This means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to [...]

EQ: Emotional Awareness in Teens2021-01-21T20:08:06-07:00

Quick and Easy Ways to Control Anxiety


Quick and Easy Ways to Control Anxiety Author:  Stephanie Camins - MA, LPC   When an individual is suddenly exposed to a threatening situation there is an increase in adrenaline levels resulting in rapid breathing and heart palpitations. These reactions integrate and activate stress hormones. Stress hormones in turn increase the blood glucose level, this [...]

Quick and Easy Ways to Control Anxiety2021-01-21T20:09:26-07:00

The Bullying Epidemic


The Bullying Epidemic Author:  Jenna DeRosa   Bullying is a social crisis. The impact of social media has catapulted bullying into a 24 hour a day problem for youth.  Each teenager has a unique and different experience, but all have one thing in common, psychological pain. Ignoring and postponing treatment can cause long-term and life-altering [...]

The Bullying Epidemic2021-01-21T20:10:18-07:00

Sexual Predators & Human Trafficking: What signs to look for


Sexual Predators and Human Trafficking:  What signs to look for Author:  Jenna DeRosa   Human trafficking is a rising issue in our society and impacts many people.  It is prevalent in all countries and even extends locally into your neighborhood.  The primary type of human trafficking involves children under 18 being persuaded into commercial sex [...]

Sexual Predators & Human Trafficking: What signs to look for2020-03-24T19:07:24-06:00