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Part 1: Breaking Down Barriers

Comforting your teen series Part 1 I spend my days being with people in their emotional world. I help them process and express how they are feeling, sit with their own emotions, and at times, tolerate the uncomfortableness that emotions can cause for us all. I help make sense of what they’re feeling and help [...]

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Part 4: Trust Me, Your Kids WANT to Talk About Mental Health

Comforting your teen series Part 4 Families talk about a lot of things, but mental health usually isn’t one of them. Historically, mental health has been a taboo, uncomfortable topic in many families. Whether generational, cultural, racial, or gender-based, many messages we have historically received about mental health tell us we shouldn’t share.  People have [...]

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3 Steps to Keep Your Teen on Track & Keep Your Interaction Positive

What percentage of interaction between you and your teen is positive? Or should I say, “perceived” positive?  I ask this question with every teenager and family I work with.  You would be surprised by the answers I receive and disconnect between parent and teen on what is actually perceived as a positive interaction between them. [...]