The teenage years can be troublesome and traumatic. Faced with a myriad of pressures from every direction, teenagers often feel that they need twist and morph themselves into someone else in order to fit into other people’s molds. This is made more difficult because they are only beginning to discover who they are and what… Continue reading Phoenix Teen Counseling: Mental Health 101: Teen Troubles
Everyone has days when they just don’t feel attractive. Call it a bad hair day or a fat jeans day or whatever you want; it happens to all of us. Now imagine feeling that way, all day, every day. This is what it is like to have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is an all-consuming… Continue reading Phoenix Teen Counseling: What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
It can be difficult in this age of acronyms to know when your teenager’s behavior is appropriate for their developmental stage of life of when it’s something that a parent should be concerned about. With anxiety disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it is even harder to find. The difference between the two is the… Continue reading Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Affecting My Teenager?