Counseling for Your Teen: What to Expect

The American Counseling Association (ACA) has designated April as Counseling Awareness Month. The ACA focuses its promotions on all mental health counselors, including those working with teens and adolescents. Many teens are in therapy today trying to cope with a variety of teenage problems. So, let’s take the opportunity to talk about what you and… Continue reading Counseling for Your Teen: What to Expect

The Importance of Resiliency

By Rich Killen, LAC, Licensed Associate Counselor Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”. What Confucius is talking about here is a concept used in psychology circles called, “resiliency”. To put it simply, resiliency is an ability to recover from adversity. You can find… Continue reading The Importance of Resiliency

Doorways Offering Free 15 Minute Parent Consultations

  Raising a teenager can be a daunting responsibility. Even parents who seem to “have it all together” are facing challenges that generations before them did not encounter. Technology, social media, violence and increasingly busy schedules are just a few issues that make parenting a teen more difficult than ever before. Too many parents wonder:… Continue reading Doorways Offering Free 15 Minute Parent Consultations

The ABCs of Children’s Mental Health

May is Children’s Mental Health Month which is a great time to talk about where parents can find more information about the mental health conditions their adolescents may be struggling with. While there is no substitute for the expertise and information provided by a qualified mental health practitioner, this version of the ABCs can help… Continue reading The ABCs of Children’s Mental Health

4 Common Types of Counseling, Explained

April is Counseling Awareness Month which provides us with an excellent opportunity to talk about the different types of therapy that are often grouped under the “counseling” category. For anyone new to mental health services, it can feel like the providers you are working with are speaking a different language. Because there are several different… Continue reading 4 Common Types of Counseling, Explained

Only Half of Teens with Mental Health Issues Get Treatment

A recent study published in the journal Psychiatric Services indicates that more than half of all teenagers dealing with mental health disorders go untreated. Additionally, even when these kinds of disorders receive some treatment, the person doing the treating may not be a mental health provider. The study was conducted by researchers from the Duke… Continue reading Only Half of Teens with Mental Health Issues Get Treatment

Benefits of Family Counseling

When one person in a family unit is struggling, the entire family suffers, and it can be difficult to make real changes unless the family is working together.  This is the foundation on which family counseling is built.  Families can seek this kind of counseling for a variety of reasons and it can be very… Continue reading Benefits of Family Counseling

National Nurse Practitioner Week celebrated Nov 10-16

Nurse practitioners provide more than 155,000 solutions to the health care crisis National Nurse Practitioner Week celebrated Nov 10-16   As the health care provider shortage continues to top the national agenda, it is important that the public be aware that there are more than 155,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States who provide… Continue reading National Nurse Practitioner Week celebrated Nov 10-16

When it Comes to Information, More is Not Always Better – Part 2

In part 2 of this series, information on additional mental health conditions is covered.  Read Part 1 of the series here. Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens: A Parent’s Guide from the National Institute of Mental Health – Provides a great overview specific geared towards parents Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder from WebMD.com –… Continue reading When it Comes to Information, More is Not Always Better – Part 2