About Me
teens talking out problems

I have worked with a lot of kids over the years that had hard lives at home. Many of the kids that I have worked with have told me how they wish that their parents would just listen to what they have to say. If you are a teen struggling to find someone to listen, a counselor will be able to help. I created this blog to help teenagers find the person that they feel comfortable with to talk about anything that could be troubling them. By talking out problems, bigger problems can sometimes be avoided. Find out more on my blog.

What Therapies Are Most Effective For Highly Sensitive People?

9 February 2016
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Whether you've been formally diagnosed as a highly sensitive person (HSP) or have simply begun to suspect some of the undue stress and tension you experience when exposed to certain noises, textures, smells, or even conflict or criticism may be due to this condition, you're probably wondering whether there are any treatment options that can benefit you. Although this condition is relatively common -- affecting up to 20 percent of individuals -- it has only been in recent years that it has been given a name (sensory processing sensitivity (SPS)), and many psychologists and other mental health professionals aren't yet well-versed in SPS management. Read More …

Five Myths You Should Know About Drug Addiction

21 December 2015
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Addiction is a difficult thing for people to understand if they haven't experienced it. It isn't easy to explain the brain's chemical responses and the overwhelming struggles that people struggling with addiction can face. Unfortunately, the difficulties understanding addiction and treatment have given way to a lot of misconceptions about addicts and the recovery process. Before you dismiss that family member who is struggling with an addiction, you should know the truth behind these common misconceptions. Read More …

3 Tips for Healing Your Marriage After Infidelity

22 October 2015
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Many people believe that infidelity means the end of their marriage. But the truth is that more than half of marriages actually can survive an affair. If you recently found out that your spouse had an affair—or if you are the spouse who had an affair—you may believe right now that the wounds in your marriage are too deep to heal. However, if both you and your spouse want to, you can repair the damage done to your marriage. Read More …

5 Things Parents Should Know About Consent And Confidentiality Regarding Their Teen’s Psychiatric Treatment

20 October 2015
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If your teen needs psychiatric treatment, they may only agree to go to their sessions and take their medication if you agree to respect their privacy and allow them to develop their own relationship with their psychiatrist. This can be difficult if you are concerned about your teen's progress and want to help them. It can also be difficult if your child has been receiving psychiatric treatment for years and suddenly wants a higher level of confidentiality with their psychiatrist. Read More …

5 Signs Your Teenager Needs Anger Management Counseling

19 October 2015
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The teenage years can be difficult for many people. While some teens experience depression, many teens may experience hard-to-control anger or rage. While some emotional outbursts are considered normal, a recent study has found that 1 in 12 teenagers suffer from an anger disorder. If your child has an anger disorder, then their feelings of anger may lead them to harm themselves or others and make everyday activities difficult to manage. Read More …