adoption therapy

Addressing Troubled Behavior Through Adoption Therapy

The teenage years are a period of enormous change and development for all youth, as their brains are continuing to develop and they forge new and independent identities. Adoption can add yet another layer of complexity to this developmental period, regardless of the age at which the child was adopted. Because chemical changes in the …

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School Anxiety: How To Help Your Teen This Semester

Being a teenager comes with a unique set of challenges, with academic-related stress and pressures causing anxiety in many students. This anxiety can be compounded with the uncertainty of today’s academic structure in light of the global pandemic. Teenage anxiety surrounding school can impact learning and academic success, but awareness of this anxiety and intervention …

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Reframing Unhelpful Thoughts: How to Be Kinder to Yourself

Ruminating on negative thoughts is a common practice for adults, but without the proper tools and skills to reframe these thoughts, you could be holding yourself back from happiness and reaching your potential. If you find yourself often dwelling on negative thoughts, you could benefit from some reframing techniques to help reclaim your mind. How …

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Social Anxiety in Kids: How to Help Your Child

Social anxiety disorder involves an intense fear or phobia of social and performance situations. Although most teenagers go through periods of normal anxiety related to the changes that go along with adolescence, those with SAD experience fear that is out of proportion to the situations that they face. For some teenagers, social anxiety becomes chronic, …

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Rock Climbing Therapy & Other Activities Improve Depression, Anxiety

If you’ve ever been rock climbing, you know the unbelievably good feeling you get when you conquer that wall and reach the top. Whether it’s on a fake wall or a real rock face, it gives you a feeling of accomplishment and confidence. That’s what rock climbing therapy and other adventure therapy activities are based …

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Six Steps to Overcoming Social Anxiety in Teens

Six Steps to Overcoming Social Anxiety Everyone can relate to feeling anxious before giving a presentation or participating in class. Social anxiety in teens is the third most common psychological disorder and a common problem in today’s society. Social anxiety in teens also accounts for thirteen percent of youth that meet diagnosable criteria for this disorder. …

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Traditional Therapy Alternative For Better Teen Mental Health

Teen Mental Health And Wilderness Therapy Teens suffer a staggering amount of inner and outer conflict, but anxiety and depression aren’t impossible to treat if you address the issues in a more comprehensive, direct way. Instead of 45-minute treatment sessions or the occasional outpatient treatment for teen mental health, wilderness therapy takes teens outside of …

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