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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Getting Unstuck From Sticky Thoughts

don't think of a polar bear: shifting thoughts

Have you ever had a seemingly irrational thought or worry get stuck in your head no matter how hard you tried to ignore it? Let’s do a thought experiment: for the next 60 seconds, think about anything that you want to think about. You can reflect on your new favorite podcast, that funny TikTok video,…

Read More

Adoption, Better Understood

Adoption, Better Understood

By: Elizabeth Koth “Their biological parents didn’t want/love them so they gave them up” for adoption. “They were taken from their biological parents because their biological parents were bad parents”. “You are so amazing because you saved that child from so much pain by adopting them”.  Have you ever been part of a conversation about adoption…

Read More