Therapy for Teens

What exactly is EMDR therapy, and how can it help?

  A quick Google search may inform you that EMDR is Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, to which most people (myself included)respond to that explanation with a “Huh?”  Luckily, I have taken training on this therapeutic modality, so that you don’t have to rely on the ever convenient, but sometimes faulty, Google search!  Let’s discuss what…

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4 Important Benefits of Therapy

If anyone knows me, they know that I strongly believe everyone and anyone could benefit from therapy. Whether it’s just one session or 10 years of therapy, here are 4 ways you could benefit from therapy: 1. Therapy teaches you vulnerability.  To be human is to be vulnerable. From the moment we’re born to the…

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How Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy Help Your Teen?

What is DBT? DBT is a type of cognitive behavior therapy that takes a strengths-based approach to help individuals identify and challenge core beliefs that make life harder. By focusing on both the ability to accept current situations while still striving to make things better, it teaches tools to react in healthy and appropriate ways…

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Praise and Perfectionism

When I was just starting out as a teacher, I used praise pretty liberally with my students. If I thought a student had done really well on a paper they turned in, I’d give them a high five and say, “You are so smart!” It seems pretty innocuous, but praising teens for intelligence rather than…

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