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

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 counselor about what she is looking for in a college essay, and one telltale sign that an overzealous parent wrote it! (New York Times)


  • Today, the average age a child gets their first cell phone is 10. By the teenage years, 95 percent of kids have access to a smartphone. Tweens and teens can struggle with making smart choices with technology, especially late at night.  Check out this article about why cell phones and sleepovers are a bad mix. (Washington Post)



  • Check out the youtube channel, “Wellcast” for your tween or early teen! In this quirky, animated show, they explore the physical, mental and emotional paths to wellness. I especially like the playlists on body image, stress relief and self-esteem! (Wellcast)



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