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The Simple Way I Empower Teens in Therapy

Last week I was chatting with a teen client at the beginning of session and we slogged through the whole, “how’s the week been, what has your attention today” routine. Schoolwork is a recurring topic and I wanted to guide us to more empowering work that fosters a sense of self-knowledge and self-worth. It’s not…

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3 Questions your Teenage Daughter Wants to Ask You

“Are you and your mom close?” That’s a question that always comes up in my work with teenage girls. Can you guess what they tell me? It isn’t what you think. They don’t say she drives me crazy or she’s so annoying. You know what they say? When asked whether they are close with their…

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From Toddlers to Teens — Craving Connection

Would you be shocked if I told you that teens are craving connection with their parents? Most parents I work with are under the impression that their teens are pushing them away, craving independence and wanting to be left alone. Some of that is true, of course, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. It…

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