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Why Hurting Teens Need Help More Than Ever

The pressure on today’s teens is unprecedented. Social media, online bullying, school shootings, ever-present technology, a global pandemic, and epidemic levels of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, and suicide make navigating adolescence more fraught than ever. These very adult issues are causing some very real trauma in our kids.


Exposure to Porn Happening Earlier for Kids

Our kids face challenges we never had to face as children, and one of these is the prevalence of technology in our everyday lives. Because of the easy accessibility to technology, kids are experiencing more exposure to porn at a young age than ever before. In fact, Common Sense’s 2022 “Teens and Pornography” report found that 73% of teens have consumed pornography, whether intentionally or accidentally.


Extinguishing Your Vaping Addiction

The teen years are notoriously tough years. They are filled with pressure from every direction. The awkwardness of your constantly changing body is compounded with stress from school, peers, homelife, extracurriculars, and more. Today’s teens also have the added challenges technology has introduced such as comparison culture and loneliness. With all of these stressors, it can be easy to welcome anything that may help to diminish the anxiety, even if only for a moment, which is where vaping comes in.


How Brain Mapping Aids in Recovery

During the time where the adolescent brain continues to grow, mature, and adapt, neurofeedback and brain mapping therapy can help support healthy self-regulation skills, healing, and overall wellness when brain plasticity (or flexibility) is high.


An Intro to Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model

What is Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model? Different from a treatment technique, the Neurosequential Model is a method for organizing a child’s history of trauma, neglect, or abuse, and assessing how they are currently functioning. Using this method, a clinician can identify key problems, strengths, and therapeutic interventions so that the child’s network — family, educators, therapists, and other treatment professionals — can work together to meet the child’s needs.


Finding Empty Connection in Phone Usage

Did you know that the fear of going without your phone is called nomophobia? Or the fear that you’re unable to send or receive a text is known as textaphrenia? Have you ever experienced phantom vibrations? That’s the feeling you get when you think you’ve received a notification, text, or alert when you actually haven’t, according to

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