parent and child learning benefits of family therapy activities from therapist

3 Benefits of Trying Family Therapy Activities

Have you ever felt like you needed additional support in communicating with your children and partner? Family therapy is the solution. In a family therapy program, you will identify the root of conflicts existing within your family. Then, with the help of a therapist, your family will work to resolve their conflicts with an understanding…

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How Music Therapy Can Promote Recovery

It’s often said that music is food for the soul. Music has the power to reduce stress, calm a person’s nerves and even spur creativity. And music is one of the easiest ways for people to connect–regardless of culture. That’s why music therapy for recovery is so powerful–it is cathartic and healing for teens on…

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LGBTQIA+ Support Services for Teens in CA

The teenage years are an important time in a young adult’s development. They are growing in their understanding of the world. And, they are also learning about the importance of their identity. For some teens, it can be as simple as identifying themselves by what they enjoy. Yet, for others, it will mean exerting the…

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What Triggers Seasonal Depression for Teens?

Dreary weather and dark days can sometimes make winter less than joyous. And while some people can shake off the sadness of cold weather, it presents a huge challenge for others. Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), impacts five percent of Americans. While there is no data available on how many teens…

a teen overcomes holiday depression

How to Deal with Holiday Depression

The holiday season can be a happy time for so many people. There are dinners, endless get-togethers, gift swapping, and finally, the toast to a new year. But for many teens, the holidays can also be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and in some cases, depressing. Teen depression is common during the holiday season–there are pressures associated with…

a teen wonders what are mood disorders and if she has one

What Are Mood Disorders and Does My Teen Have One?

The teen years are often marked by an assortment of mood-related changes. With every action they take, they are preparing for the next phase of their lives: adulthood. From changing bodies, developing their own beliefs, and even setting goals for the future, adolescence can be an exciting and anxiety-ridden time for teens. What happens when…

a girl deals with teen self-injury

How to Intervene in Teen Self-Injury

Understanding self-injurious behavior involves accepting that it may exist outside your realm of understanding. Self-injurious behavior may seem mysterious for someone who feels no relief when experiencing pain. While this behavior is harmful, it is more common among teens than many people imagine. Teen self-injury is a common way that adolescents show their emotional distress.…

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3 Ways to Encourage Teen Therapy for Your Child

Young adulthood is filled with angst. Between physical changes, mood swings, peer pressure, and striving for academic achievement, teen stress can be high. However, when a teen begins to exhibit severe distress, it is time to seek professional help. Teen therapy services support adolescents as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. If you are ready…

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Do Teens Experience Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a form of depression that may occur when we shift from fall to winter. The symptoms of SAD include depressed mood, decreased interest, and enjoyment of favorite activities, severe fatigue, and diminished self-esteem. Although seasonal depression is more prevalent in adult women than teens, teens…

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What Teens Learn in Photography Therapy

Teenagers love photography as it allows them to share with the world how they express themselves. From posing for selfies or with friends, teens enjoy the act of taking photographs and posting on social media. But have you ever considered how photography therapy could help your teen as part of their recovery treatment? Like other…