Mental Health

How to Support Your Burned-out Teen

I am seeing more and more tired, stressed, and even burned-out teens in my office lately. It could be due to the time of year (Spring Break feels so far away still), societal expectations, or maybe it’s just life. Whatever the reason, burn-out is real for teens. And there are ways to help. How do…

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EMDR Can Help Teens With Stress

What Do Veterans and Teens Have in Common? Both benefit from EMDR EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. It is the top mental health treatment recommended by the Veterans Affairs for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD). Studies also demonstrate its effectiveness with developmental trauma caused by difficult…

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Building Positive Mental Health With Your Tween or Teen

Like many parents, I feel lucky if I get a response that’s more than “fine,” or “normal, just a normal day,” when my three boys – ages seven, 11 and 14 – arrive home from school, and I ask them how it all went.  Yet more often than not, hunger, tiredness, disappointment, or something else…

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