Teens often come to me when they are worried that one of their friends is abusing drugs or alcohol. Many of my clients feel conflicted about whether or not to tell their parents because saying, “I don’t want to get them in trouble.”
It doesn’t get much better than summer in Southern California. With long days, warm nights, and trips to the beach, summertime is a fantastic opportunity to reset and relax.
Despite all the perks of a being a So-Cal resident, months without school or regularly scheduled activities can invite a lot of downtime for teens on break from school…
Exciting news! This summer, I am opening a second office in Santa Barbara, California. I will still have my office in Westlake Village, but I’m adding two days a week a bit further north in Santa Barbara. I’m looking forward to serving teens, young adults, and families in Santa Barbara and Westlake Village this! Thank you all for your support in this endeavor.
Most of us have had the experience of jitters before, during, or even after a test. Certainly, a certain amount of nervousness in the face of something that can feel both challenging and critical is reasonable, sometimes even helpful. But for some students, test taking can invite a level of fear that completely paralyzes their ability to perform and can render all that essential studying useless…
If you find yourself interested in meditation, but daunted by the task of meditating itself, classes can be a fun (yes, I have had fun in meditation class before!), informative, and necessary part of developing a rewarding mindfulness practice. Read on for some of the best meditation spots in the Los Angeles and Conejo Valley!
Check out this post for 5 tips on how to support your teen while they are in therapy.