If you are not feeling good about your body know that you are not alone. Body dissatisfaction is so common that the research literature even refers to it as normative discontent, meaning it is normal not to feel good about your body. We are bombarded with messages that our body is not good enough. Think… Continue reading Body Image: Change Your Narrative
Self harm is on the rise* in the US and around the globe. Yet many misconceptions around the behavior continue to persist. These misconceptions often lead to missed opportunities to intervene and provide proper treatment. It also leaves those who self-harm feeling stigmatized and ashamed to ask for help. What is Self Harm? Self-harm is… Continue reading The Misconceptions Behind Self Harming Behaviors
A still from docudrama The Social Dilemma. Photograph: Netflix Lately, our virtual offices have been full of teenagers complaining their parents are “crazy” and “taking away their technology” after watching Netflix’s documentary, The Social Dilemma. We also have parents calling in a panic that their child is going to commit suicide if they remain on… Continue reading Netflix’s The Social Dilemma: A Therapist’s Perspective
Tips from MCPS School Counselor Nicole Scarola The pressure to be successful during virtual learning can be overwhelming and defeating for students and families. Parental involvement and stress directly correlate to student achievement. Intuitively, children are sponges, and feed off of their parents' energy, anxiety, and pressures. Currently, parents are facing challenges with fulfilling multiple… Continue reading Guest Blog: How Parents Can Help During Virtual Learning
CLICK HERE to check out a guest blog our founder, Brittany LaFleur, wrote for the Montgomery County Counseling Center. The blog explored the presentation of depression and anxiety in preschool aged children, when to seek help and who to turn to.