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Kids and Teens

Not MY Teen? What Parents Need To Know About Teen Dating Violence

Elevate Counseling: Teen Dating Violence: What You Need To Know

Do you think that Emotional or Physical Abuse is possibly a factor in your teen or young adult’s dating relationships? I’m going to guess that you answered “NO”.  81% of adults say that they don’t think that dating violence is an issue for teens.   But here’s the truth:  The APA (or American Psychological Association) surveyed…

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Is Your Teen Struggling? Why Group Therapy Works

Why Tene Group Therapy Works

“What’s Wrong With Me?” A few years ago, a teenaged girl came to me for counseling.  She felt pressure to get good grades, cultivate perfect Instagram posts, and please her parents. Anxiety, harsh self-judgment, and unrealistic expectations weighed her down. She was so overwhelmed she had panic attacks that drove her to isolate herself in…

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5 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Anxiety

Elevate Counseling 5 Tips For Managing Anxiety

A little anxiety can be a motivation starter.  That little bit of oomph that we all need to push a little harder, study a little longer, or in my case, getting that last load of laundry done! However, pathological anxiety is much more pervasive and normally occurs at heightened levels with everyday activities such as…

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Is Your Teen Battling Anxiety? A-B-C Coping Skills

elevate counseling: How To Help Your Teen Cope With Stress

When was a little girl, I lived in a small, rural town in Indiana.  It was an idyllic childhood in many ways. I spent the majority of my summers playing outdoors and exploring the woods. Unfortunately, these woods were full of poison ivy and I was extremely allergic. One year my hand swelled up to…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

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

Here’s What We’ve Been Reading To Support Your Family’s Mental Health This Edition: College applications, first cell phones, and a great youtube resource for your tween! Is your child getting ready to head off to college?  Are you tempted to “help” them with their essay?  Not so fast!  Check out this article from a college admissions…

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