Understanding the Obsessions of Kids With Autism

One of the manifestations of autism is what we commonly refer to as obsessions. For a long time, it was believed that these obsessions were due to co-occurring obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD.)  However, repetitive behaviors and psychological obsessions are actually part of how the minds of people with autism function. Learning to understand behaviors that some […]

Offering Choices to Kids to Avoid Power Struggles

Just seeing the term “power struggle” probably makes us reach for the migraine medicine. Part of being a teenager is breaking free of parents and others to become their own person.  However, since their brains are not fully developed until the age of 25, teenagers still need guidance in areas such as decision making, planning, […]

How Can I Tell If My Teen Is Depressed?

Teenagers are constantly developing new thoughts and behaviors as they try to adapt to the world around them. As a parent, it can be difficult to recognize symptoms of distress in your teen, especially when identifying more intense symptoms like the ones associated with depression. It is because, as a teenager, depression can show up […]

What Is The Difference Between CBT and DBT?

Therapy is a commonly suggested form of treatment for anyone experiencing mental health challenges. A popular type of therapy is psychotherapy, an umbrella term for various treatment techniques that help identify and transform distressing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Also known as “talk therapy,” psychotherapy typically takes place in a one-on-one setting with a mental health professional, […]