2 06, 2017

Noisey (Vice) “Asked a Smart Person” (Me) about Sad Music

By | 2017-06-02T16:33:51+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Mental Wellness, Students|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I love talking to journalists and reporters about mental health. For one, it helps get the word out that YOU ARE NOT ALONE and likely, YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE FEELING THE WAY YOU DO.

Most recently, Sammy Maine from Noisey, which is the music side of Vice media, asked me to weigh in for her article “Why Exactly Are We So Obsessed with Songs about Heartbreak?

Noisy: Why are we so obsessed with songs about heartbreak?

Fun topic, no?

Sad music, like break up songs, works on many levels. Research shows that it can help with emotion regulation. One way that we think it works is that by hearing about someone else that is sad, you can feel the catharsis of experiencing the sadness, but externalize […]

10 05, 2017

13 Links to Help Talk about 13 Reasons Why and Prevent Suicide

By | 2017-05-10T13:14:26+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Parenting, Students|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has been in the media plenty. The show depicts a teen suicide. High school and middle school students especially have been engrossed with the show. The show also depicts sexual assault and bullying. Not surprisingly, many find the show triggering.

13 Reasons Why and Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center, supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), put together this list of some of the best responses to “13 Reasons Why.”

From Suicide Prevention Organizations

28 08, 2015

What is Adolescent Therapy?

By | 2016-11-01T21:48:41+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Mental Wellness, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Yesterday we shared about play therapy and how it can help children. Today’s post introduces adolescent therapy.  No matter what your teen’s behavior looks like, there maybe times when, as a parent, you become concerned and want to seek out help for your child. One of the best ways to do that is through therapy.

What is adolescent therapy?

If you are considering taking your teen to therapy or have wondered what exactly adolescent therapy looks like, here is a quick overview that may help guide you in your decision making.

ADOLESCENT THERAPY (ages 13-18)

How does adolescent therapy differ from adult therapy?

  • Adolescents/teens are not independent. They are usually brought in by parents or guardians and are not there by choice which creates resistance
  • They […]
27 08, 2015

What is Play Therapy?

By | 2016-11-01T21:48:41+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is play therapy?

The act of bringing your child into therapy can often be accompanied by guilt and shame of the parent.  Thoughts about being able to handle family conflict and problems within the family are common, especially for families who are unfamiliar with the therapeutic process.  No matter what your child’s behavior looks like, there maybe times when, as a parent, you become concerned and want to seek out help for your child and one of the best available ways to do that is through therapy.

If you are considering taking your child to therapy or have wondered what exactly child and/or adolescent therapy looks like, here is a quick overview that may help guide you in your decision making.

PLAY THERAPY

Play therapy […]