Why Are Gen Z Teenagers More Likely to Self Harm?

By | September 11th, 2019|Teen Girl Issues, Therapy|

Although there may just be more visibility on the Internet, self-harm in Gen Z is on the rise. Time Magazine attributes the increase in self-harm among today’s teenagers to the intensified teen angst that is spread through social [...]

6 Tips for Talking With Your Teen About Healthy Relationships

By | March 19th, 2018|Teen Girl Issues, Therapy|

If given the choice between talking to their kids about dating and relationships and walking through a cave of bees with a honeypot in hand, many parents would choose the latter—and in a heartbeat! The sad fact of [...]

Evidence Shows Yoga Could Aid in the Treatment for Stress & Anxiety

By | June 26th, 2017|Anxiety, Mental Health, Therapy|

When you think about treatment for stress and anxiety, it usually includes various clinical practices and medications, but there are simple tactics that have shown great promise, as well--such as yoga. This is typically when you start shaking [...]

EMDR Therapy Helps Teens Cope with Traumatic Events

By | March 9th, 2017|Therapy, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

Many teenagers experience trauma, it’s just a fact of life. Whether it’s a natural disaster, accident, or abuse, many teens go through it and need treatment afterwards. While there are many treatments available, one in particular is beginning [...]

Three Reasons Why Residential Treatment Centers for Girls Work 

By | September 29th, 2016|Mental Health, RTC, Therapy|

Finding the best solution for your daughter's emotional or behavioral struggles can be a long and harrowing journey. Sometimes healing is best done out of the home environment - that's where residential treatment centers for girls come in. [...]

The Importance of the Milieu at a Residential Treatment Center for Girls

By | August 24th, 2016|General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Therapy|

“Milieu”: For any parent searching for help for their struggling teen at a residential treatment center, this is a word you may come across often. Milieu refers to an individual’s social culture or environment. The milieu of a [...]

Being a ‘Book Nerd’ Is Good for Teen Mental Health

By | July 28th, 2016|Mental Health, Therapy|

Good news for all of those teens out there that love to read, but get called nerds for it: reading is great for teen mental health! In a recent CNN article, the merits of reading were discussed. It’s [...]

Using Magnets for Depression Treatment and More

By | July 12th, 2016|Depression, Therapy|

Credit: flickr user/Sarnil Prasad In a recent article by NPR, a relatively new FDA approved (it’s been around since 1985, but not approved until 2008) form of depression treatment was discussed: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). It [...]

Four Ways to Address Trauma In Teens

By | July 7th, 2016|Therapy, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

When a traumatic event occurs, it may seem like helping your teen work through the trauma is the most challenging thing you’ve ever done. No one wants to see their child suffer, especially after your teen has experienced [...]

After the Orlando Shooting: Animals Can Help Ease Teen Trauma

By | June 30th, 2016|Therapy, trauma, Trauma Treatment|

The New York Times recently wrote an article reporting on the surprising helpers brought in to help comfort those experiencing trauma or stress after the Orlando Shooting: therapy dogs. The K-9 Comfort Dogs team brought 12 golden retrievers [...]