Teen Counseling

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The Value of Emotions

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / April 3, 2024

Have you ever found yourself questioning, “why do I feel this way?” Wondering if there is something wrong with you for often feeling emotions like sadness or anger? Many people have preconceived notions on which emotions are acceptable to feel and which aren’t. So what is the reality? Is there value in emotions? There are […]

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Safety Planning

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / March 27, 2024

If you have ever had urges to harm yourself, you know that it can be a scary place to find yourself in. It can feel like there is nothing we can do about these thoughts, but there are steps you can take to lower the chances that you might harm yourself. It’s called safety planning […]

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Authentic Affirmations

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / March 18, 2024

There are a great number of standard phrases people use to comfort others or offer advice, such as, “it is what it is” or “never say never.” Sometimes these phrases are truly meaningful and do their job by providing a sense of relief. However, sometimes these phrases, while well intended, can do more damage than […]

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The Pressure of Peers

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / June 13, 2023

As we near the end of the school year, there are often parties and celebratory events that take place. Each event can offer its own temptations, but one of the most unsuspecting ones is a temptation from a peer. Sure, we can plan ahead if we know who will be there, what temptations will be […]

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Anorexia and Bulimia

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / August 17, 2021

Out of the various eating disorders in existence, Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa are more easily recognized, just by name alone. Though they are easily recognizable by name, recognizing the differences between them and their early warning signs is crucial to the treatment of their presence.  While both anorexia and bulimia are characterized by disordered […]

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Is Counseling Right for You?

By Madison Wilie / July 27, 2021

In the past, counseling has been incorrectly stigmatized as something only for people with serious mental health issues. But, haven’t you ever needed someone to talk to? Do you sometimes feel stressed, lonely, or unable to sort through the thousands of thoughts in your head? While therapy is certainly beneficial for people struggling with mental […]

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Addressing Eating Disorders

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / July 6, 2021

In the age of social media, diet culture, filters and photoshop, there are so many unrealistic expectations for the way that we look. These expectations can lead to body dysmorphia and an obsession with weight detrimental to your mental health. A common result of the unhealthy fixation on the way you look is an eating […]

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