learning from trauma

How Can I Learn From My Trauma?

When we go through a traumatic experience, we might struggle to make sense of the issue or find meaning from the event. Anyone who has gone through a traumatic experience, whether a life-threatening event or long-term exposure to stress, might have difficulty reconciling the trauma. Often, those with trauma in their past might ask, “why […]

after the pandemic

The Challenge of Returning to Life After Isolation

As more and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19 and restrictions over social activities lift, many feel excited, relieved, and eager to get back to the lives they had before the pandemic. However, returning to our pre-pandemic lives might present some challenges. Some of us might feel reluctant or anxious about getting back to normal. […]

therapy

Is Talk Therapy Enough to Treat Anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns among kids aged 3-17. Anxiety can manifest in many different mental health disorders, like specific phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Anxiety can also accompany other issues, such as depression, addiction, and behavioral problems. While these concerns are important to […]

emotions in treatment

The Value of Identifying Difficult Emotions in Treatment

When kids are in treatment for challenging issues, like addiction, depression, or other problematic behaviors, they might have experienced difficult emotions with no known outlet. Kids often have underlying problems driving troubling behaviors. They might have trauma or an underlying mental health issue. They could be bullied at school and deal with low self-esteem. The […]

depression

What is the Real Deal With Depression?

Depression is among the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Those struggling with depression can experience a range of symptoms, from disrupted sleeping issues to suicidal attempts. Understanding depression from the outside can be challenging for parents. Kids might experience some overlap of depression symptoms during specific situations, or they might struggle temporarily to […]