Lockdown Blues: Taking Care of Your Teen’s Mental Health

It’s no secret teens aren’t as happy as they were before the pandemic. Online learning, the loss of sports and activities, and minimal socializing, lockdowns are especially rough during a time when trying to find an identity and gain independence from parents. In a recent survey of 100 teens, 65% reported signs of depression, anxiety, and little to no exercise. These symptoms are even…

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Understanding Teen Therapy Options

For some teenagers, adolescence is a whirlwind of emotions. This can be an equally confusing time for parents who wonder what happened to their previously happy child. If your teenager is going through a difficult time, you may have questions about how best to help. But how do you know if your teen is experiencing typical teenage angst or a serious mental health concern?…

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Counseling Services: Helping You Deal with Life

When it comes to professional counseling services, most people tend to fall into a couple categories—those who have experienced it and know how much it helps, and those who are a bit unsure because they’ve never tried it. LifeStance Health isn’t your parents’ old-school counseling with the couch as a focus. Instead, we are goal-directed and our distinctive approach to therapy means we seek results—working…

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Let’s Talk About Adolescent Substance Abuse

As a substance abuse counselor, one of the questions I get asked most often by parents is “How do I know if my son or daughter has a problem with drugs or alcohol?” There is no easy answer to this question so I’d like to address some important points for parents to consider when making a decision about whether or not they should seek…

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