3 Tips on Surviving the Back to School Transition

Here in Georgetown, TX we are in the full weather season of summer.  I recently remember thinking, “Wow, it’s only 97 today!  That’s ten degrees cooler than earlier this week.”  For the most part it’s been triple digits, and to say it feels like a scorcher it’s an understatement.  Summer is actually my favorite season; at the same time, the...[ read more ]

3 Biggest Myths About Step Parent Counseling

It’s common to feel confused about what to expect when you start searching for "step parent therapy near me" or "therapy for family issues."  You're not even really sure what type of support you need.  So, you're doing the work, and researching what your options are.  After all, knowledge is power.  While the internet has given us a lot of...[ read more ]

4 Common Questions About Therapy for Stepmoms

You may be thinking back to how you felt before you entered the brave new world of blended family life.  You may be wondering, was I always so angry?  Did I feel hopeless before?  You may be experiencing confusion or sadness that feels unexplainable.  Here you are newly married or making a plan to spend the rest of your life...[ read more ]

5 Questions to Ask a Prospective Stepmom Therapist

  Most therapists will offer you the opportunity to talk with them for a free fifteen minute consultation via phone before committing to the first session.  I highly recommend you take them up on this offer.  Therapy is about the connection you have with the therapist, and from what I’ve seen, you can absolutely tell over the phone if this...[ read more ]

How to Find a Great Stepmom Therapist

You may have realized that you’re struggling right now in your role as a stepmom, but you’re not quite sure where to start as far as reaching out for support.  You may wonder, am I struggling with something like stress, overwhelm, or depression?  Does this have something to do with being in a blended family?  In what way is my...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Better Parent Your Teen

In notice a lot these days that there's a big stress on getting teens to do things the adults wants them to do, whether that's chores, the way they study or learn, how they find motivation for their future, or learning adult life tasks like driving. The more an adult willfully tries to get a teen to do what they want...[ read more ]

Top 10 Truths About Therapy for Teen Depression

As much as possible, I like my potential clients to know what to expect when starting therapy.  I find it’s helpful to be clear on expectations from the get go, so there’s little chance for confusion or resentment to grow and so all parties are on the same page.  This is especially true with teens, since it’s not just the...[ read more ]

3 Biggest Myths about Teen Therapy for Depression

  Depression in teens can be scary.  Often teens will isolate, keep to themselves, and not tell a grownup what’s going on.  Sometimes parents aren’t even aware a teen is struggling with depression until a teen ends up in the hospital after a suicide attempt.  Many times parents feel helpless in the face of this unseen experience of their teen’s...[ read more ]

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen

  1) Connect before you correct Grownups, I want you to be aware of this one, because it is so common to skip connecting and go straight to correcting, especially when you first see your teen after school.  With how much information the school shares these days, you likely know if your teen was in school every period, if they...[ read more ]

4 Common Questions about Therapy for Depressed Teens

  You may remember feeling sad as a teen or as if nothing was going right in the world.  You may remember dramatic mood swings, arguments with your parents, and the freedom of living life without the feeling of consequences.  You may be looking at your teen now wondering what they have to be sad about.  May you’re providing a...[ read more ]

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