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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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,…

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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…

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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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