Are you worried about your teen's confidence?
Does your teen struggle believing in herself?
Do you find your teen talking negatively to or about himself?
There IS a way for you to help boost your teen's confidence. Confidence is one of the 6 important mental health skills for high school and life. The more confidence a teenager has the better their high school experience will be.
I created and published an entire resource understanding the teenage brain and how to help them build their confidence. Navigate to the Resource page on this website to download the FULL version of this resource,
Click on the picture above to download the FREE sample from this resource and get started boosting your teen's confidence today!!
Today we are talking about body image issues with Kaitlyn Gitter, LPC of Esprit Counseling.
Our youth are bombarded with images of what they 'should' look like every day all day. It is extremely dangerous to their self esteem. It's so important for parents to initiate honest conversation about body image and talk to teens about the media's affect on people and what's realistic.
Kaitlyn focuses on her clients feeling heard, she values depth which helps to push clients to go deeper and discover what is under their
symptoms in order to address the real issues and make lasting change.
Kaitlyn is a strong advocate for a client's right to a private space for reflection and self-expression where she gives them genuine, honest feedback as well as tools for change.
It's so important to have the conversation with your tweens and teens about body image; this interview with Kaitlyn will give you some ideas to get the conversation going, why it's important to model healthy body image issues and what red flags to look for regarding a potential eating disorder.
Join Us In Our Challenge...
Click the button above to join May's mental health challenge! In honor and respect for mental health the team at A Beautiful Journey Counseling & Consulting is engaging in a month long challenge to learn and exercise one new positive coping skill per day.
The FREE downloadable and printable resource includes a list of 31 positive coping skills. Randomly select one coping skill per day and exercise it!!
It's a great way to try on new coping skills; which ones will work for you and which ones won't.
We would love to have you join us in this challenge!!
We are going to talk about it on Facebook and Instagram and share our experiences.
We challenge you to take this fun and informative challenge with us!!
Parents, have you talk to your tween or teen about sex?
My friend and colleague Brenda Velissaris and I made this video so you know what NOT to do when talking to your teen about sex.
Here are some tips on what TO DO; be open-minded, communicative and use humor. Yes, it's going to be awkward and embarrassing, but what you REALLY want your teen to know is you're a safe person to talk to about it; and you're going to listen!
Are there any parenting topics you would like us to cover in our next video?
Parenting Teens Survivors of Sexual Assault
I talked with Jessica Lang, LMFT last month and she shared some VERY useful information on a VERY important topic, sexual assault. Specifically for parents of teens who have survived a sexual assault.
Jessica is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist originally from Berkeley, CA but in December 2016 she moved to Israel. Jessica specializes in treating survivors of trauma and expats adjusting to their lives in a new country. Jessica has been in practice for over 7 years and uses an integrative approach focusing on the mind-body connection, neurobiology and attachment. Jessica practices online, working with people of all ages, including children as young as 7 years old.
Have a listen to this interview, we are looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Connect with Jessica by visiting www.jessicalangtherapy.com
"Disclaimer: This video is informational and NOT a substitute, replacement or in conjunction with individual, family, couples’ and group psychotherapy. If you or someone you know is in need or seeking mental health services please contact your local mental health service provider. For more resources pertaining to mental health please visit https://www.nami.org/"