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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 An interesting take on the concept of “tickling” our younger children. Some kids love it, but many hate it. Sending the message that kids have autonomy over their own bodies should start at a young age. Tickling can be fun, but some kids hate…

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Should You Google Your Therapist?

Googling Your therapist

We use the internet to discover information about everything from the best shoes to the best doctors. But how far should our searches go? The other day I was commiserating with my mom, who was dealing with a sore hip.  She had called her doctor and asked for a referral, but the specialist couldn’t get…

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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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Guilty Of Phubbing? Stop Salivating To Your Phone!

increase communication by putting down your phone: Elevate Counseling

Are your guilty of “Phubbing” or phone snubbing? This reflexive urge to ignore the person right in front of you in favor of your phone (“Phubbing”) may be hurting your relationships and overall sense of connection. If this is you, you aren’t alone. The app developers took a page right out of the Behavioral Psychology…

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