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Teen Issues

How Teenagers Can Find Connection
October 10, 2023

This generation’s teenagers have more ways to be connected than any previous generation. Whether it’s through social media, texting, or Facetime, today’s adolescents have more avenues of connecting than any other generation could have dreamed about. Despite all the...

Tips for Managing Conflict with Your Teenager
August 28, 2023

In this vlog, Madeline shares practical advice and proven strategies for effectively navigating conflicts with your teenager. From open communication to setting boundaries, join us as we empower parents with the tools they need to foster understanding and strengthen...

Friendship Deal Breakers
July 24, 2023

Are you in middle school or high school? Does making friends in the beginning of the school year stress you out? There is a lot of anxiety that exists today around making friends at school. Some concerns include “where...

Setting Screen Time with your Kids and Teens
June 13, 2023

Screens are now an essential part of our daily lives whether you are an adult or child. Children and teens now must use either computers or tablets while at school to get work done, do learning activities, and turn...

CDC Reports Increasing Mental Health Challenges for U.S. Teens
May 5, 2023

by Cathy Murphy, Director of Community Outreach According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are continuing to see a trend of declining mental health among our teens. The data showed more...

The New Status Quo: Adjusting for the Mental Health of Our Students
August 11, 2022

School is one of our biggest socializing agents in American society. Some would say it’s a catalyst for social growth and an exercise in the critical understanding of the world. I think it’s safe to say there are a...

Improving Self-Esteem by Practicing Positive Affirmations Daily
May 9, 2022

A helpful, but not always easy, way to improve feelings of self-worth is the daily practice of positive affirmations. I like to use affirmations as a mental exercise, getting the mind into healthy shape. Positive Affirmations are helpful in...

Help to Control Test Anxiety
March 31, 2022

When a big test is coming up it is normal to feel nervous, especially if you know that the test is going to count for a huge percentage of your final grade. When we feel anxious, we may experience...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: A Q&A with Summit Therapists
February 18, 2022

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Justice, teen dating violence includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past...

Today’s Worries are Enough for Today
January 6, 2022

“No one ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than one can bear.” -George MacDonald It seems that anxiety is on...