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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 ]

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 ]

5 Questions to Ask a Prospective Teen Depression Therapist

  Most therapists will offer you the opportunity to talk with them via phone before committing to the first session.  I highly recommend you take them up on this offer.  Therapy is about the connection you and your teen have with the therapist, and yes, you can tell over the phone if this is someone you like/want to work with. ...[ read more ]

How to Find a Teen Therapist for Depression

You may have already read How to Choose a Great Therapist for My Teen, but you still have questions.  Maybe you want to how to find a therapist who can meet your teen’s needs of struggling with depression.  Maybe your teen was recently hospitalized and the hospital recommended a specific type of treatment such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and you don’t...[ read more ]

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause of death for middle and high schoolers.  Suicide is often, though not always, preventable.  Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.  It’s important for adults and teens alike to be aware of those signs and know the steps to take...[ read more ]

Teen Mental Health & COVID-19

Many of you who are reading this are parenting adults.  You may have processed during this pandemic your own big feelings of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and loneliness.  You may still be taking the emotions as they come each day as we get new information, policies change, and hope and fear of the vaccine coming out swells.  Most of us have...[ read more ]

Top 4 Things to Do When You Catch Your Teen Vaping

So you caught your teen vaping… You are probably experiencing a whole range of emotions right now…anger, disgust, fear, shame, sadness and more.  You may be wondering how your teen got a vape and why, oh why, they’re doing this.  I get it.  It may be hard for you to wrap your brain around what might be going on with...[ read more ]

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