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The Role of Counseling in Adolescent Challenges
The Role of Counseling in Adolescent Challenges

Introduction The teenage years, according to Erikson’s psychosocial development stage theory, are a time of experimentation and development of identity and roles. Yet they also bring challenges that can be...

Published on Mar 1, 2024

Reasons You Could Benefit From Seeing a Therapist Even If You Don’t Have A Mental Illness
Reasons You Could Benefit From Seeing a Therapist Even If You Don’t Have A Mental Illness

There are various reasons to see a therapist even without a formal diagnosis. Struggling with adjustment and overall mental well-being in different phases of life is a common experience, particularly during...

Published on Feb 23, 2024

The Pitfalls of Teen Self-Diagnosis Using Social Media
The Pitfalls of Teen Self-Diagnosis Using Social Media

In today's digital age, social media platforms have become a hub for entertainment and connection. Among these platforms, TikTok has gained immense popularity, particularly among adolescents, with...

Published on Feb 16, 2024

The Importance of Healthy Communication in Relationships
The Importance of Healthy Communication in Relationships

I often ask my clients what the difference is between healthy communication and unhealthy communication. The responses of course are varied but so far have all shared a similar theme. Effective...

Published on Feb 9, 2024

Navigating Postpartum Depression
Navigating Postpartum Depression

Bringing a new life into the world is a momentous occasion, but it also marks the beginning of a challenging journey for many mothers. Acknowledging the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) is crucial...

Published on Feb 2, 2024

Supporting Your Child After an ADHD Diagnosis
Supporting Your Child After an ADHD Diagnosis

It is estimated that 8.8% of the population ages 4-17 have ADHD. (1) The road to an ADHD diagnosis may vary in length for families and can be accompanied by many different feelings and reactions. There may...

Published on Jan 26, 2024

Counseling Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Counseling Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), often referred to as seasonal depression, is a type of mood disorder that follows a seasonal pattern. It typically occurs during the fall and winter months when daylight...

Published on Jan 19, 2024

Navigating Separation Anxiety in Children
Navigating Separation Anxiety in Children

Separation anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorders in childhood. (1) Separation anxiety is a disorder that is classified as a pattern of recurring distress and fear with high...

Published on Jan 12, 2024

Nurturing Healthy Boundaries:  A Guide to Harmonious Family Relationships
Nurturing Healthy Boundaries: A Guide to Harmonious Family Relationships

The holiday season brings with it a sense of togetherness and shared moments with family, but it can also pose challenges, particularly when presented with difficult family situations. In addition to...

Published on Dec 21, 2023

Understanding the Four Attachment Styles in Relationships
Understanding the Four Attachment Styles in Relationships

What is attachment? Attachment is how we view security, comfort, separation, and sharing space with others. Many times it is easy for individuals to feel a certain way in relationships, yet remaining...

Published on Dec 1, 2023