Posts by Jamie Dana

Could Executive Functioning Weaknesses Explain Your Teen’s Behavior?

Elevate Counseling: supporting your teen with executive functioning skills

By: Lauren Adams Sometimes, it can be hard to know if your teen’s more rebellious or careless behaviors arenormal, or if you should be concerned. You might get differing opinions from other parents in your life, making it hard to figure out the best way to support your teen. Fortunately, there is likely a reasonable…

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Supporting Your Teen Through Grief

How To Support Your Teen Through Grief

Grief is one of the most painful, confusing experiences we go through as humans. The permanence of death is hard to grapple with and comes with feelings of denial, shock, anger, and sadness, among others. As adults, our own confusion, pain, and consideration of things like the meaning of life and death following the loss…

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How To Find A Therapist That’s Right For You

How To FInd The Best Fit Therapist

Research has consistently shown that people who have a good connection with their mental health therapist get the most out of therapy. Unsurprisingly a strong, trusting relationship typically leads to better outcomes. If you’re new to therapy, the number of mental health professionals can be overwhelming and confusing. How does one choose the “best” therapist for them? If…

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Supporting Your Gifted Teen With Self-Advocacy 

How to Support your gifted child with self-advocacy

By: Lauren Adams Research shows that gifted children and teens can struggle with a multitude of mental health concerns such as perfectionism, low self-esteem, and social isolation (Shenfield, 2022). As a parent, it makes sense to want to protect your child and give them a voice to ensure their access to adequate resources to bolster…

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The Benefits of Starting Therapy

How do you know if you need therapy? When people learn I’m a therapist, they will often share a detail or two about their personal life. Maybe they have a child who is a “perfectionist” and this is creating a lot of undue stress for them. Or they are an “overthinker,” often replaying conversations they’ve…

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