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A Craving for ‘Likes’: Is It a Social Media Addiction?

By | May 15th, 2017|Technology Use|

There are certain reward centers in the brain that go crazy for things like chocolate or winning money, which explains why people binge on chocolate or continue to gamble even when they’re in debt. These reward centers also [...]

10-Minutes of Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Anxiety

By | May 8th, 2017|Anxiety, Mental Health|

Anxiety is not uncommon for teenagers. Between friends, exams, homework, extracurriculars, and keeping your GPA up, life can get pretty stressful. Sometimes it gets so stressful that it starts to form unhealthy habits and underlying mental health issues--but [...]

Teen Bullying: ’13 Reasons Why’ Brings Up Important Topics

By | May 1st, 2017|Bullying|

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or are one of the few who don’t have a Netflix subscription, you’ve probably heard of the show 13 Reasons Why. This show covers many topics considered fairly “taboo” in the [...]

Coping with Loss Shows Itself in Different Ways for Teenagers

By | April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Here’s a fact that many parents forget: coping with loss as a teenager is much different than dealing with it as an adult. It’s relatively common to have lost at least one close person in your life or [...]

Self Identity in Teens: Social Media Is Getting in the Way

By | April 18th, 2017|Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Teen Girl Issues|

The shaping of self identity in teens is one of the most important and most vulnerable processes of our lives. The self identity that we build during the adolescent years follows us into adulthood, which makes it an [...]

The Critical Components of PTSD Treatment for Girls

By | April 10th, 2017|Therapy, Trauma|

Specifically in residential PTSD treatment for girls, there are many important components needed in order to ensure the best results. It’s not just about the PTSD-specific therapies being offered, it’s also about the setting, staff, and feeling the [...]

Could Teen Technology Use Be the Next Big Drug?

By | April 3rd, 2017|Addiction, Technology Use|

The world we live in today involves massive amounts of technology. Few will argue that technology is the future. It’s how we communicate while on different continents. It’s how we tell our children we love them when we’re [...]

Moving Forward at a Residential Treatment Facility for Teen Girls

By | March 28th, 2016|Mental Illness, Therapy|

When your daughter is struggling, it’s hard to know what to do among all the options available. The first try is usually traditional therapy. When this doesn’t result in improvement, many parents are lost on what to do. [...]

Beating Trauma with Trauma Focused CBT

By | March 22nd, 2016|Student Profile, Teen Girl Issues, Trauma|

Trauma is a part of life. It comes in many different shapes and sizes, from national tragedies to personal hardships – and, whatever the cause, can leave a trail of pain in its wake. Trauma knows no age [...]

Beating Back the Monsters with EMDR Therapy

By | March 21st, 2016|Depression, Mental Health, Therapy, Trauma|

When something traumatic happens to you, sometimes it stays in your mind, vivid as the day it happened years later. It can manifest in dreams and reality, making life more difficult. Moving forward with trauma, anxiety, or depression [...]