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Mental Health

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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Healing From Trauma: What Works?

Treatment for Trauma

Trauma: The Importance of Treating Lingering Psychological Wounds If you were born before 1995, you likely have a vivid memory of September 11, 2001. I remember waking up and preparing for classes (I was finishing my undergraduate degree in psychology) when I received a phone call from a friend. She told me to turn on…

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How To Talk With Your Teen When You Don’t See Eye-To-Eye

How to talk so your kids hear you

Do Your Kids Accuse You Of Not Listening, Even When You Are? Your teen tells you that they are the only one who has a curfew. EVERYONE else can stay out as late as they’d like. It’s embarrassing to leave the party early and no one wants to sleep at your house because of the…

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What’s Your Eating Style? Find Out With This Quiz

Elevate Coubseling: Eating Patterns Quiz

We make over 200 food-related decisions a day, most of which are unrelated to a grumbling stomach. So, What’s your eating style? Answer these 5 questions to find out and see how it affects your relationship with food. Note: If you are unsure, go with what you usually do. When it comes to eating, I…

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Is “Emotional Baggage” Affecting Your Relationships?

Don't let emotional baggage affect your relationship

I don’t want her to go through what I went through” I often meet with concerned parents (mothers in particular) who fear for their daughter’s emotional stability as they move into high school.  The conversation with me often reveals that the mother had her own struggles in high school, be it grades, social pressures, or…

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