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stress

By Gina Biegel, MA, LMFT, in conversation with Ariana King, senior at San Luis Obispo High School

Teen Mental Health Awareness and Burnout

By Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD, author of The Grit Guide for Teens

In my practice, I often work with teens who are adversely affected by stress. Here are the top five strategies that have helped teens combat stress and worry:

1. Give Worry/Anxiety a Name

By Gina Biegel, LMFT

A Fresh Start

When I was in high school, I had mixed feelings about going back to school each year. I loved the idea of a fresh start. Every year, I got a new opportunity to start over, to reinvent myself. Though I remember loving this time of year, that wasn’t the case for many of my friends. Some of them would practically get sick before school started because they were so stressed out.

By Melanie Greenberg, PhD

As therapists, we’ve all experienced those moments when we’re talking about a stressful topic or doing an exposure intervention and, all of a sudden, the client seems to be flooded with anxiety or gives you a blank, spacey stare. They may even look like they’re about to run out of your office. This is the time to use a grounding strategy.

by Holly Rogers, MD

Twenty-somethings are in the stage of life known as “emerging adulthood.” It is an interesting phase of life, filled with lots of novelty, transitions, uncertainty and big choices.

A Letter from Neil D. Brown, LCSW

Parent-teen power struggles are nothing new.  Teenagers pushing back against parental expectations and limits are a normal part of adolescent development.  This is how kids move towards independence and prepare for emancipation. 

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