5 Signs Your Teenager is Asking for Help

5 Signs Your Teenager is Asking for Help

The teenage years can perhaps be best described as a time of physical, emotional and social tumult. Changes happen so rapidly in adolescence, that neither child nor parent really knows how to cope. Teenagers often become more detached from their family during this time. In fact, parents become less important in their teenager’s eyes, as […]

6 Signs Your Teen May Be Depressed

6 Signs Your Teen May Be Depressed

As teens struggle through the tough transition period of childhood into young adulthood, it can be difficult to decipher a teen’s behavior. Are their out-of-control emotions and conduct a result of the natural process of adolescence, or is it something more serious? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2016 approximately 3.1 million […]

5 Ways Codependence Can Be Overcome

5 Ways Codependence Can Be Overcome

Do you find you accept responsibility for a loved one’s emotions or actions? Are you constantly trying to please others? Do you neglect your own needs and have difficulty setting realistic personal boundaries? Do you often feel resentful yet have difficulty stepping away from a dysfunctional relationship? These are some of the symptoms of codependency. […]

How to Begin Healing After Personal Trauma

How to Begin Healing After Personal Trauma

No one is ever prepared for unforeseen tragedy. In fact, most of us go through our lives believing that tragedies happen to other people. The recent Northern California wildfires were a devastating reminder of the indiscriminate nature of traumatic events. When people experience a distressing or life-threatening event, such as a car accident, natural disaster, or terrorist […]