Teens: Here’s How Teen Art Therapy Works

Teens: Here’s How Teen Art Therapy Works

Teen Art therapy works with the images in your mind. At times, when the mind is inflicted by disease, these images might be self-destructive, leading to teen addiction, depression, and suicide. If, for example, you have an image of yourself that is shameful or unworthy or unlovable, it might be hard to feel deserving of what life has to offer. It might be difficult to […]

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Adolescent Internet Addiction Treatment: Experimental Approaches

Adolescent Internet Addiction Treatment: Experimental Approaches

In the past few years of teen treatment, Experimental Therapeutic Approaches have gained strong presence alongside more Traditional Therapy practices.  Some examples of the most popular Experimental Therapy Approaches include: Equine Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Yoga Therapy.  In many settings, these experimental approaches can provide an excellent supplement to more central approaches, such as Talk Therapy and Behavioral Therapy.  One of […]

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Let’s Get Real about Relationship Building with Teens

Let’s Get Real about Relationship Building with Teens

If you’re going to connect with an adolescent and you’re trying too hard, likely he or she is going to respond with “Yuck!” inside. If you’re a parent or caregiver or simply someone who cares, seeing a teen who is in trouble might prompt a desire to talk with them. But, of course, it’s common for a teen to respond with one syllable or with […]

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For Girls Only: Gender-Specific Rehab Centers

For Girls Only: Gender-Specific Rehab Centers

If your daughter has an addiction, whether its an adolescent internet addiction, drug addiction, or mental health issues, you might want to consider a rehab center that is gender specific to girls. Your teen will obviously have a different experience at a girl’s rehab center than she would where both males and females were participating. When male adolescents are not attending the same treatment center, […]

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Teen ADHD: Finding Help in the Classroom

Teen ADHD: Finding Help in the Classroom

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is an impulse-control disorder that is a common mental illness among children and teens. In fact, it is so common that some clinicians believe it is grossly overly diagnosed for the benefit of pharmaceutical companies who want to sell their medication as well as parents who want to understand the misbehavior of their child. In fact, ADHD is the most frequently diagnosed […]

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Four Powerful Questions for Teens Committed to Success

Four Powerful Questions for Teens Committed to Success

Okay, you’re feeling the power of your youth. You feel invincible, as though you are the hero of your own life, and you can achieve anything you put your mind to!  This is true! You can, in fact, accomplish anything you want! And to be fair, you can achieve anything you want at any stage in life. The difference with adolescence is the presence of […]

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Unsilencing Teen Sex Addiction

Unsilencing Teen Sex Addiction

Sex is a topic that continues to be taboo. Perhaps its forbidden nature promotes secretly becoming obsessed with porn, excessive sexual activity, and fantasy.  At the same time, the fact that sex is taboo can make it challenging to talk to teens about it, especially if there are signs of an addiction. According to the Sexual Recovery Institute, 40 percent of adults who are now […]

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Treating Hispanic Teens: Cultural Differences to Consider

Treating Hispanic Teens: Cultural Differences to Consider

In the last decade, the American Psychological Association has become more and more sensitive to cultural differences. There is a growing recognition that mental illnesses are not standard across cultures. What is considered to be a symptom of a disorder in one culture might be entirely acceptable in other. One example of this is the view within the Native American culture that hearing the voice […]

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Teen ADHD: Signs and Treatments

Teen ADHD: Signs and Treatments

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, impairs a child’s ability to focus and pay attention to the things that are occurring around them. Teenagers with the disorder have long been labeled as trouble children for their inability to stay still or concentrate on a single task. Today, we know that they are dealing with a very real disorder, and thankfully, there are great teen ADHD […]

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How Teen Animal Assisted Therapy Can Help Your Child

You have likely heard about the many benefits of owning a dog. Older people with dogs tend to live longer, and people with dogs tend to be happier in general. Dogs and animals in general can make excellent companions, and can be there for you when no one else really seems to understand. It is because of this that teen animal assisted therapy can be […]

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