Anxiety and Depression, Parenting, Teen Therapy, Teens During COVID-19

Redefining Success: Prioritizing Mental Health in Tumultuous Times

Photo by Katerina Holmes on Pexels.com A common concern brought to light in therapy is the tendency for clients to be too hard on themselves, to be too rigid with their expectations, or to fall prey to all or nothing thinking. These thoughts might sound like “It’s not good enough”, “This is not how I… Continue reading Redefining Success: Prioritizing Mental Health in Tumultuous Times

Anxiety and Depression, Parenting, self harm, Teen Therapy, Trauma

The Misconceptions Behind Self Harming Behaviors

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

Parenting, Social Media

Netflix’s The Social Dilemma: A Therapist’s Perspective

 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