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: Just because you share DNA doesn’t mean you share political opinions. If tempers are flaring at the dinner table, you may want to check out this article about how to talk (and possibly disagree) about politics with your teen. (yourteenmag.com) Parents and educators want…

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Friday 5: Health & Wellness

Friday Five: Elevate Counseling Links

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your mental health & emotional wellness: No one likes to be tricked. James Toop is exposing the truth about food marketing to our teens in an effort to create a new generation of healthy eaters. “We know what really motivates teens is truth and honesty, and they weren’t…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Creating Space For Different Opinions

Elevate Counseling: Communicating Through Different Opinions

The teen years are a time when, developmentally, we challenge social and organizational constructs (and often our parents) in an effort to gain independence. Teens often try on many different hats, expressing strong opinions about topics (even if you feel they have little life experience to understand their deeply felt views). Our current environment is…

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Friday Five: Celebrating Diversity

Friday Five: Celebrating Diversity

Research shows that when people are chronically treated differently, unfairly, or badly, it can have long term effects ranging from low self-esteem to increased risk for developing stress-related disorders like anxiety and depression. Elevate Counseling is committed to delving into hard or uncomfortable conversations (after all, that’s often what therapy is about!). And because allyship and…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Are You An Over-Apologizer?

The other day I met a friend for lunch.  She was running about 15 minutes behind schedule.  When she arrived, she immediately apologized for her tardiness (due to traffic, and still within what most would consider acceptable limits).  “No big deal,” I responded. Through the course of the meal, I noticed, that she also issued…

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