Mental Health

Mom’s Blog Contribution: Want Your Child To Share Their Problems With You?

Parents want open lines of communication with their kids. About both positive moments AND their struggles. In the current environment, it’s arguably more important than ever to have open channels of communication with our youth, as one in six children have a diagnosable Mental Health Disorder (nami.org). As parents, there are a number of things we can…

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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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