July 5, 2024

Social anxiety in teens: What is normal and what needs to be addressed?

In the broadest sense, anxiety is an intense fear, worry or dread. These feelings are often connected to a specific situation, event or thought. While these […]
July 2, 2024

When to consider anxiety medication for your teen

Chronic anxiety can be especially challenging for teens who are grappling with the complexities of adolescence. If your teen is experiencing excessive or irrational anxiety that […]
April 11, 2024

Enabling Vs Helping: Treating Adolescents with Mental Health Conditions

Jessica Lavender, a licensed professional counselor, and administrator at Embrace U, talked with Lydia Thompson on the podcast “Counselor Off The Clock” about enabling vs. helping […]
August 11, 2023

What Are the Best Ways to Manage Anxiety in Adolescents?

More than 30% of adolescents report struggling with an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Anxiety, if left untreated, can significantly interfere […]
June 15, 2023

How to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

It’s common for children to miss their parents or caregivers when separated. However, if your child is experiencing extreme levels of anxiety impacting their age-appropriate behavior, […]
June 1, 2023

How to Recognize Childhood Anxiety and What You Can Do to Help

One of the most common mental health conditions affecting children and teens is anxiety. More than 9% of children aged 3-17 experience diagnosed anxiety each year, […]
February 17, 2023

How to Treat Panic Attacks in Teens

Panic attacks, also known as panic disorder, can have an immense and paralyzing impact on teens, as well as leave their family members and friends feeling […]
December 16, 2022

What Types of Anxiety Disorder Effects Teens?

When you are a teenager, experiencing anxiety is par for the course. As we know, teenagers go through tremendous growth in their brains and bodies. When […]