Posts by Jamie Dana

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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Choosing The Right Therapist For Your Teen

choose the right therapist for your teen

The Right Therapist Can Foster Resilience And Growth One in five teens has a diagnosable Mental Health Disorder (cdc.gov) and finding the right therapist to guide these teens through the uncertain years of adolescence can dramatically improve their chances of success in life. It’s often comforting for parents who are deciding whether to invest time…

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