Skills for helping teens manage impulsive behaviors. Continue reading Saying “I’m Just Impulsive” Is An Excuse
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive treatment model that offers hope for teens who have not seen improvement in other therapies.Continue reading What The Heck Is DBT and Why Will It Help My Teen?
Sometimes I hear from parents that they don’t think group is right for their teen because they don’t believe that a “social hour” will help their depression or anxiety. Or that “social hour” would create too much anxiety or comparison for their teen. But Here’s The Deal: Support has been scientifically proven to be theContinue reading GROUP THERAPY: IT’S NOT JUST “SOCIAL HOUR”
It is hard to be the parent of a teenager. It is even harder to be the parent of a teenager that is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or suicidal thoughts. The worry, the desire to take their pain away, the sleepless nights and more… Parents of teens that are struggling often say that theyContinue reading What Teens Really Want!
With the school year starting I have been getting a lot of calls from parents worried about their teens. School anxiety is spiking, teens are beginning to feel overwhelmed and their dread of the new year is sinking in. Parents ask me: “Lianna, how do I know if what my daughter’s is doing is aContinue reading UNDERSTANDING NORMAL VS. ADNORMAL TEENAGER BEHAVIOR
As you know school is starting and you know what happens next feelings of overwhelm, stress, and anxiety. I am going to address some of things you can do as a parent to help your kids be successful this year despite feeling anxious. Many of us believe that by the time our kids reach highContinue reading 3 Tips To Help Your Teen Cope With Back To School Anxiety
According to researchers this is the unhappiest, loneliest and most stressed out generation on record — and its girls who are struggling the most. By adolescence girls are twice as likely as boys to develop a mood disorder. Depressive symptoms in teen girls increased by 50% between 2012 and 2015, at more than twice theContinue reading RAISING A CONFIDENT DAUGHTER IN TODAY’S WORLD
Does your teen feel overwhelmed by emotions, hide from them or shove them down? Facing distress is difficult and a common reaction for teenagers is to shove those feelings away. Sometimes the emotions we are having feel so overwhelming we don’t want to feel them or deal with them so we shove them away, weContinue reading You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Your Emotions
Does your teen get angry when told no or things don’t go their way? Accepting things that are uncomfortable is difficult for anyone, especially for teenagers. Teenagers are still developing their frontal lobes where decision making and patience reside. Life can be messy. We experience pain, we are wronged, and sometimes life is simply unfair.Continue reading YOUR TEEN CAN ACCEPT THE WORD “NO” (and here is how)
If your teen struggles with not knowing who they are or feeling lost negative core beliefs may be part of the problem. Many teens are filled with these negative core belief systems. Core beliefs are belief systems that impact how we see ourselves, others, our future, and the world. They develop over time, usually fromContinue reading Find Your True Self