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

Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your/your child’s mental health:

There was an epidemic of anxiety and depression in kids before Covid, but the isolation of the past year threw gas on the fire. Teens need open communication regarding mental wellness now more than ever. Here’s how parents can proactively work to reduce depression and suicide risk in their teens. (Washington Post)

The average college student changes their major AT LEAST 3 times! If you have a teen stressing about what they should consider for a fulfilling career, this FREE online career test is one of my favorite tools. FYI: I recently took the test myself. I fall into category (S): Social/Helper. Looks like I’m right where I should be! (Holland Code Career Test: RIASEC)

Boys (like all people) want to feel connected to others. But living up to expectations of what it means to be masculine during the tween years can keep them from developing the very qualities that enable meaningful connections. Learn more here (Mindshift)

We know that early child neural development requires responsiveness and attentiveness with caregivers, with a lot of back and forth interactions, much like a game of ping pong or tennis. Follow these strategies to practice “serve & return” interactions with your child. (harvard.edu)

The tween years tend to mark the beginning of the battle with parents for autonomy. Try not to take it personally 😫! Here are The Two Types of Independence Growing Tweens Need To Practice(kqed.org)

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at www.elevatecounselingaz.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today