Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

 Check out what we’ve been reading to support your child’s mental health: A lot of bright, conscientious, and capable teens, struggle with organization and procrastination, and planning (these are often referred to as “executive functioning skills”). I love this first-hand account from a parent of a struggling teen, where they share their child’s executive functioning…

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The Secret To Addressing Disruptive Thoughts

how to deal with disruptive 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? Humans, on average, have over 20,000 thoughts on any given day. Most of these come and go with little effort from the thinker. But sometimes a thought can take hold in…

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Teletherapy: Is Therapy Through A Screen For You?

the benefits of teletherapy

Imagine some of these possible scenarios… You wake up one morning not feeling well and remember you have an appointment scheduled. You aren’t feeling so terrible that you can’t muster the energy to get ready and go to the appointment, but you’re wrestling with the thought of potentially exposing others to whatever your body is…

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Are You A People Pleaser? The Subtle Art Of Saying “No”

Are You A People Pleaser?

A people-pleaser is a person who constantly goes above and beyond to make other people feel good. People-pleasers tend to be generally empathetic, thoughtful, and caring, all positive personality traits. But People-Pleasers pay a price if they don’t know how to pay attention to their own needs as much as they do to the people they love. If you know…

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Is Sleep A Struggle? Tips To Get Those Zzz’s

Tips To Get Those Zzz's

Does it ever feel like your day is somewhat backward…you wake up feeling tired and go to bed wide awake?!?!  Have you ever experienced a time in your life when tossing and turning in bed could be considered a regular form of exercise?  Silly question, I know!  But, sleep deprivation is extremely common…so common that…

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