Eating Disorder IOP for Teens -Phoenix Arizona

The Adolescent Eating Disorders IOP is for ages 13-18. It is 3 days per week, a total of 10 hours per week.  Open enrollment, join any time. If you know anyone who may benefit from either of these specialty programs, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 602.997.2880 or email us at IOP@doorwaysarizona.com. We are… Continue reading Eating Disorder IOP for Teens -Phoenix Arizona

4 Mistakes Parents Make with Their Teens

Parenting teenagers is no picnic and even the best parents make a mis-step from time to time.   From managing constantly changing moods to teaching them to tame their tempestuous emotions, parenting teens can feel like a minefield.  Take heart, every one of us accidentally sets off a mine or two as we navigate through these… Continue reading 4 Mistakes Parents Make with Their Teens

6 Tips for Helping Teens Manage Social Anxiety

It is normal for teenagers to experience anxiety as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood.  From changing bodies to changing schools, teenagers can feel like everything in their world is in a constant state of fluctuation.  They worry about fitting in, making friends, getting good grades, being popular, and being accepted.  This kind… Continue reading 6 Tips for Helping Teens Manage Social Anxiety

7 Things that Make Anxiety Attacks Worse in Teens

Anxiety is normal in all of us, even our teenagers.  However, for some people, anxiety can become overwhelming, all-encompassing, and debilitating.  When anxiety shifts from normal day to day worries to something more, an anxiety disorder may be to blame.  For parents of teenagers with anxiety disorders, it can be as important to understand what… Continue reading 7 Things that Make Anxiety Attacks Worse in Teens

Lonely or Alone? Teens and Solitary Time – Part 2

In our previous Lonely or Alone? post, we introduced the idea that when our teens seek solitude and spend time alone, it is not always something parents should be concerned about.  There are both healthy and unhealthy reasons that teens separate themselves from their family.  It is common for teens that are shy or introverted… Continue reading Lonely or Alone? Teens and Solitary Time – Part 2

How Writing Helps Teenagers Manage Stress

Being a teenager in today’s world comes with the same stresses teens have always faced plus a wide range of new stresses their parents and grandparents never faced.  According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, teens are stressed because of academic demands, high expectations, jam-packed schedules, safety concerns, family problems, peer relationships,… Continue reading How Writing Helps Teenagers Manage Stress

Sexual Abuse in Teenagers: What Parents Need to Know

Overview In order to protect teenagers from sexual abuse, it is important that both parents and teens understand what constitutes sexual abuse.  While it is broadly defined as abuse that can be considered sexual in nature, some acts, like date rape or sexual advances from an adult are generally considered by everyone to be forms… Continue reading Sexual Abuse in Teenagers: What Parents Need to Know