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

Friday 5: Kids & Teens


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 it. Respect their boundaries. (Washington Post)

In Making Caring Common’s (through Harvard University) recent national survey, 87% of 18 to 25-year-olds reported that at some point in their lives they had been the VICTIM of some form of SEXUAL HARASSMENT. It’s imperative that you have ongoing conversations with your teens and that you go beyond the platitudes of ”Be respectful.” Use these 5 tips to get (or keep) the conversation going. (Harvard University)

More from Harvard: Their survey of high school students found that 70% of teens WANT an open dialogue with trusted adults about relationships. Don’t let reality shows like “The Bachelor” dictate your teen’s relationship ideas! Use these tips to guide teens in developing healthy relationships.(Harvard University)  

Finding yourself attempting to navigate the waters of your tween or teen’s online life? This step-by-step guide explains the tools available to support the young people in your life, when to use them, and how to set a path to eventual online independence. (Washington Post)  

I often see kids and adults in my counseling practice who have taken the identification of being Gifted on as a heavily weighted part of their identity. Although identification and diagnosis is important, an overreliance and personalization of “self” based on cognitive strengths or abilities above the norm can create feelings of anxiety, isolation, and fear of failure.  In this video by Citizin Film, kids and adults share the unexpected “downside” of being labeled “gifted.” (Citizin Film)

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