Teenage Substance Use

Many people think that substance use issues are defined by whether or not a person can stop using.  While this is certainly a factor, it is not the most significant one. One of the strongest motivating factors for a teenager during this phase of development is individuating and having the freedom to make their own choices and do their own thing.

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What To Tell Your Therapist

If you have ever been to therapy before, there is a possibility that the question above popped into your head at some point. If you have never been to therapy before, but are considering it or have been thinking about it, this blog post will explain the importance of addressing difficult conversations with your therapist or future therapist.

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What Can Eighth Grade Teach Parents?

While the term “peer pressure” is a little cliche, it can play a harsh role in the life of a young teenager, especially if they aren’t able to trust their gut. In order to lessen the likelihood of a situation like the one described, teaching your child to be vigilant and outspoken about their discomfort is important.

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Falling In and Out of Love with a Narcissist

Like many things, narcissism exists on a spectrum, and in western cultures where individualism and high achievement are valued greatly, it’s no surprise that we all have some mild degree of this. Healthy narcissism helps inform us of our own self-worth and self-esteem. Narcissistic tendencies are typically only problematic when they become extreme.

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