For the estimated 20 percent of kids with mental health issues in the United States, the start of school can be extremely difficult during a normal year. Now, add the COVID-19 pandemic, and the uncertainty we all feel, and you know that there will be a lot of kids struggling in the coming weeks. In this blog, I share recommendations for how to ease your child’s distress.
Ask me about Motivational Interviewing. It is an evidence-based counseling approach that I have found to be extremely effective with clients who need to make changes in their behaviors or life, but have struggled to move forward.
There is no way of knowing what the long-term impacts of COVID-19 are going to be on children, but helping them to cope now to address their fears, loneliness and uncertainty is critical to growing their resilience and protecting their mental health.
Over the last months, we’ve all had to change and adapt to the conditions of a global health crisis. In many ways, it’s been incredibly challenging, but it’s also created new opportunities for positive developments.
This online quiz is designed to measure your brain’s psychological flexibility. Does your brain limit you from living your most meaningful life? Could therapy help? Although this quiz is designed specifically for teens and young adults it can be fun and useful for all ages.