Child Therapy, Parenting, Teen Therapy

My Child or Teen Asked for Therapy

5 Reasons for seeking help for your kid immediately upon their request! By Guest Blogger Laura Goldstein, LCMFT Family Therapist and Owner of Montgomery County Counseling Center Some children find their way to therapy because their parents seek it for them. Less often, it's because they have asked for it themselves! And when they do ask, it's a… Continue reading My Child or Teen Asked for Therapy

Teen Therapy, Teens During COVID-19

Your Teen is Not Exaggerating: Social Distancing is Their Hell

Pretty much everyone’s world has been rocked by COVID-19. For teenagers, the effects of social isolation are not just annoying, they are dangerous.  A new study by Nationwide Children's found that pediatric emergency department visits for mental health disorders have increased by 60% and visits for deliberate self-harm have increased by 329%. Of all the… Continue reading Your Teen is Not Exaggerating: Social Distancing is Their Hell

Uncategorized

Online Friendships: A Gen Z Norm Parents Struggle to Understand

My child is making friends online. Parents around the world are both terrified and bewildered by their child’s socialization habits on the internet. Teens are using headsets to play games with people halfway across the nation, constantly on FaceTime with friends, and DMing with people they’ve never met on Instagram. In our office, parents often… Continue reading Online Friendships: A Gen Z Norm Parents Struggle to Understand

Teen Therapy

Teens Share Why They Don’t Talk: We Share What To Do About It

It’s no secret that teenagers are not always forthcoming with information. It’s nothing to take personally. In fact, it’s developmentally appropriate in most cases. However, teens are often reporting things in the therapy room that they wish their parents knew, yet they hesitate to share with them. While we he work with teens daily, we didn’t… Continue reading Teens Share Why They Don’t Talk: We Share What To Do About It

Parenting

The Key to Good Parenting: Love 

There is no one best way to parent. However, there is one necessary ingredient: make sure your child feels loved. Sounds simple, right? Not so much. Loving your child and your child feeling loved are not one and the same.  A parent’s love for their child is something so indescribable and deep rooted. Yet, just because a… Continue reading The Key to Good Parenting: Love