As a therapist, I have primarily specialized in teens, parenting and the science of family dynamics. I’ve had a front-row seat watching kids struggle in life because they are caught in the middle of a high conflict custody battle. These situations have such...read more
When I decided to sit down and write this article, I decided that I needed to come at this from a different angle. I knew that I couldn’t just write another “don’t yell at your teens” article. I knew that I needed to make it more useful and applicable. I knew that I...read more
I talk about teen suicide a lot, our modern and fairly quiet epidemic. I don’t believe that we hear enough about this issue; it needs more attention than it gets. Unfortunately, most people seem generally apathetic about the issue until it has an impact on them...read more
After nearly twenty years of working with teenagers, I can honestly say that I am more worried about our kids now than I have ever been. Before I get into the meat of this article I want to point out one of the high positives and that is that I am generally seeing...read more
I think everyone, at one point or another, has heard the old joke “how do you know when a teenager is lying?” with the punchline obviously being “when their mouth is moving.” But I wanted to chime in on this issue with a written article because I see more and more...read more
Recently I was doing my thing on social media, like we all do, scrolling through during a moment of boredom and wanted to see what the latest was in the world when I came across an article that was making the assertion that people have turned childhood into a mental...read more
Today I came across something on social media that claimed that ADHD was a completely fake disorder that has been concocted by pharmaceutical companies. I’m almost inclined to agree except that I have encountered a few individuals that swear that they have it and...read more
I’ve been working with teenagers for nearly twenty years, I started working in treatment centers where teens were sent when they were basically kicked out of society and were deemed to be in need of behavior corrections. As a therapist, I have never been so concerned...read more
More and more teens are attempting and committing suicide, not only locally, here in Utah, but suicide rates are increasing on a national level as well. In my professional opinion, we are in the middle of a mental health epidemic. Depression, anxiety and suicide have...read more
In the last year and especially the last six months, I have been thinking a lot about how to make the biggest difference locally because of the ever increasing rates of teen suicide. If you ask me, there are two things that we must realize and embrace. The first thing...read more
I’ve been working with teenagers for nearly twenty years and I have never felt so concerned about the state of their wellbeing and mental health. As the rates of teen suicide continue to climb, it’s no mystery that we are in the midst of a crisis. Our young people are...read more
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