The Effect of Social Media on Body Image in Teen Girls

By | July 10th, 2019|Body Image Issues, Technology Use|

Teen girls report that social media has the biggest impact on how they feel about their bodies, rather than looking in the mirror, their health, or how their clothes fit. Social expectations override their confidence and intuition. Their [...]

What to Do When Your Teenage Daughter is Depressed and Refusing Help

By | June 24th, 2019|Depression|

The teenage years can bring about new defiance in your teen. If your teenage daughter is depressed and refusing help, this can make things challenging for you as a parent. You want them to feel better, but without [...]

Mind and Body: Healthy Living and PTSD

By | June 19th, 2019|trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Healthy Living and PTSD are interconnected during the treatment process. While one is working to cope with the symptoms of PTSD, healthy living should also be made a priority. Research from PsychCentral talks about how “the nervous system [...]

Why Teens Avoid the D Word: Sadness in Teens

By | June 5th, 2019|Depression, Teen Girl Issues|

Teens with depression may feel uncomfortable verbalizing how they feel. They may feel embarrassed or may not want to seem vulnerable. Some things to consider include why it may be hard for your teen to say they are [...]

The Truth Behind Teen Tech Addiction

By | May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Social media has become increasingly popular in today’s society. Young people turn to social media to keep themselves entertained, show a highlight reel of their own life, and to snoop on the lives of others. It can quickly [...]

Unplugging Teen Cyberbullying

By | May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Online bullying has become increasingly common with the growth of social media platforms. The term that refers to online bullying is best known as “cyberbullying”. Teen cyberbullying can quickly start to have a negative impact on ones life. [...]

Steps to Help A Depressed Struggling Teen

By | May 13th, 2019|Depression|

Finding the best help for a depressed struggling teen is not always a straight shot. What works for one teen may not be helpful for another. As kids become older and their life problems become more complex, you [...]

Parenting 101: Help for OCD in Teens

By | May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Obsessive compulsive disorder can quickly become all-consuming in a teen’s life. Studies show that when teens are constantly hard on themselves it can lead to the development of OCD. The frequency and intensity of OCD-like behaviors is what [...]

Managing the Split: How to Help Your Teenager Through Divorce

By | April 29th, 2019|Teen Girl Issues, trauma|

Divorce is a decision that affects the whole family. Teenagers experience many hormonal changes, developmental shifts, and may feel like they are riding an emotional rollercoaster through their adolescent years. When divorce is added to the mix, this [...]

Anxiety and PTSD in Teen Girls: What Parents Need to Know

By | April 23rd, 2019|Anxiety, trauma|

Anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are two things that can impact everyone. Teen girls may struggle with one or both of these types of disorders. The symptoms they exhibit may vary based off of the individual and the [...]