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

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

Play Therapy

The Power of Play in Therapy

This week is National Play Therapy Awareness Week! The effectiveness of play is seen everyday at Your Best Self. In this blog, we will walk you through the basics of play therapy and how we utilize play therapy techniques in our practice. What Is Play Therapy? Play therapy is an umbrella term used for treatment… Continue reading The Power of Play in Therapy