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Attachment Disorders in Adolescents

.Attachment disorders are a type of mental health condition that can develop in children who have experienced neglect or abuse. These disorders can cause problems with emotional and social functioning and can lead to difficulties in forming attachments with others. Although attachment disorders differ from other mental health conditions, they share some similarities. Here we…

The Media is Driving Eating Disorders in Teens 150 150 se_admin

The Media is Driving Eating Disorders in Teens

Media and Self-Image We are constantly bombarded with what the “ideal body” should look like. It is omnipresent in all kinds of media such as television, billboards, magazines, and even more commonly these days, on social media. As the media attempts to dictate what “pretty” means, it is very damaging to the most impressionable: young…

A Silent Distraction: Cell Phone Addiction in Teens 150 150 se_admin

A Silent Distraction: Cell Phone Addiction in Teens

Cell phones have become a staple in American households. While their beginning was humbler with only eleven million users during the 1990s, today’s numbers show that almost 2.5 billion people own a cell phone.  These small devices have become capable of providing endless information and have vast capabilities but provide any form of entertainment at…

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Beyond the Label of a Diagnosis: Taking a Personalized Approach to Helping Troubled Teens 2237 1530 se_admin

Beyond the Label of a Diagnosis: Taking a Personalized Approach to Helping Troubled Teens

The teenage years are full of changes and challenges, for both the teen and their families. As young women enter adolescence, you may find that they are pulling away and looking for more autonomy. You may find that your opinion no longer matters as much, and they are now turning to their friends for help…

A Barrier to Success: Teen Jealousy and Judgment 150 150 se_admin

A Barrier to Success: Teen Jealousy and Judgment

Teen jealousy and judgment–they may seem like a normal part of teen life, but they can actually act as a major barrier for future success. When I think of teen jealousy, the movie Mean Girls comes to mind. The “burn book” and constant castigation of others, it’s complete jealousy and judgment. If you haven’t seen…

Therapy for Trauma in Teens: Sleep Is Critical for Processing 150 150 se_admin

Therapy for Trauma in Teens: Sleep Is Critical for Processing

Sleep—it’s the fuel for our brains. In our society, many people view sleep as a waste of time or something that’s a tedious task, but that’s incredibly incorrect. During sleep, we’re able to process intense emotions, figure out issues, review new information, and give our brains time to reboot. Recently, a study highlighted the possible…

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Breathe In, Breathe Out: How Mindfulness Helps Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety 640 426 se_admin

Breathe In, Breathe Out: How Mindfulness Helps Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety

Teen suicide. Substance abuse. Bullying and fights. Although seemingly unrelated, these all too frequent epidemics are plaguing today’s schools; and, frequently, they seem to spring from a single common source. Teenagers are finding it tough to cope these days; the challenging, sometimes stifling demands of peer pressure and academic performance placing undue stress on their…

Role Models for Girls: Your Daughter’s Hero Is An Indicator of Success 150 150 se_admin

Role Models for Girls: Your Daughter’s Hero Is An Indicator of Success

Parents of girls often hear things like “Oh, she’s a beauty!” Or “She’s going to be a heartbreaker!”, even when their daughter is very young. Girls often get the message from society that they are made of sugar and spice and everything nice and that their main interests should be princesses and unicorns. And while…

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships and Creating Healthy Ones 150 150 se_admin

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships and Creating Healthy Ones

Creating new relationships is an important part of development in adolescence. This is a time when teens are beginning to form their own interests and identities outside of their family unit. It can be exciting, but it also comes with a new set of challenges. As teens begin to create new relationships, both with friends…

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Trauma Treatment Center for Teens: When Grief Becomes Unhealthy 2560 1707 se_admin

Trauma Treatment Center for Teens: When Grief Becomes Unhealthy

Grief–we all feel it at some point in our lives, but for some, it’s experienced far too early on. The first experience of grief can be through the loss of a friendship or the death of a pet or a grandparent. As a trauma treatment center for teens, we know that grief is a natural…