All About Janet Bayramyan, LCSW

Janet Bayramyan, LCSW Healing is possible. My name is Janet Bayramyan, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA and FL. If you’re feeling stuck, angry, anxious, or depressed, I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to support you in getting some relief, clarity, and hope that things can be different and working better in your life. I enjoy utilizing mind and body integration for both growth and healing, while also collaborating with you to cultivate balance and meeting your goals. I work with clients who experience challenges in their intimate relationships. One sub-specialization includes working with individuals in… Continue Reading This Article

4 Ways Being Single Is Better for Your Mental Health

Being single can be difficult at times. Dating, or trying to get dates, can be frustrating and discouraging. Meeting new people can be fun, but you might long for a close, long-term relationship with one other person. If you find yourself staring longingly at couples holding hands, it may be time to re-evaluate, and learn to appreciate the many benefits of single life. While being single can sometimes make you feel sad and lonely, there are times when its more beneficial for your mental health. 1. More Time for the Gym Many studies have shown that single people exercise more,… Continue Reading This Article

5 Ways to Get Your Teenager to Talk to You

It’s tough trying to get your teen to talk. Science has shown that the teenager’s brain has yet to fully develop the frontal cortex, which is the area that controls our ability to reason, and to think before we act. As your teen’s brain develops, they’re also learning new things about themselves and their surrounding world; simultaneously, they’re dealing with hormonal changes out of their control. For all of these reasons and more, it can be difficult to find ways to talk to your teen, or to get them to talk to you. Although it’s difficult, it’s not impossible; read… Continue Reading This Article

Back to School Anxiety

By: Fatima Khan-Ali, LMFT, MCAP Backpacks, Binders and Folders, Oh MY!  It’s that time of year again, the stores are stocked, the kiddos will leave home, and traffic will pick up just a bit, it’s BACK TO SCHOOL TIME.  But what do we do with our students who say they don’t want to go back? The children that legitimately dread the first day of school. More importantly, when do we, as parents, take these statements seriously? There are some signs to look out for physically, such as, inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, complaining of headaches or… Continue Reading This Article

Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips By Paola Gómez, Ph. D As summer comes to an end and back to school season begins, it can be hard to get back into the regular demands of the school life – for both kids and adults. Whether your child is starting kindergarten, entering a new grade or is starting at a new school, here are some strategies that can help you and your child to deal with the common anxieties related with a new environment. The most important trick is to plan ahead and talk with your child. Discuss what your kids can expect… Continue Reading This Article

TEACHING BOUNDARIES TO YOUNG CHILDREN

TEACHING BOUNDARIES TO YOUNG CHILDREN BY: STEPHONIA LLEWELLYN, LMHC With the new school year fast approaching, I know lots of parents are hoping that their kids as well as the people around them have proper boundaries. And as a reminder, boundaries are rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them. For most parents, setting boundaries is second nature. We say keep your hands to yourself, don’t interrupt others etc. But as our kids grow, they need to learn to set boundaries for themselves and respect those of… Continue Reading This Article

Back To School, Lets Get Talking!

By: Stacy Lloyd, MS, LMHC Starting a new school year brings a lot of excitement and changes. Students will have new classmates, teachers, after-school activities and new experiences. Parents are tasked with balancing the family’s schedules and helping their children navigate through many firsts. And let’s be real, with fast paced changes in technology and social media, many of your kids firsts may also be firsts for you, or at the very least a first for you as a parent!  To effectively balance your family’s schedules and help your family navigate through the many firsts of the new school year,… Continue Reading This Article

How To Handle Back-to-School Worries

Hello parents! It is that time of year again…getting your kids ready for back to school! My name is Amanda Gurgel, LMHC specializing in working with adults, children, and teens for over 10 years. I wanted to provide helpful strategies to help you with this major transition of going back to school. As you go over your checklist of things to do, it is important to make sure that they are prepared emotionally too. Anxious feelings or “worrying” are normal and expected during any changes or transitions. This is especially true for young children and teenagers going back to school,… Continue Reading This Article

Should You Date If You Have Depression?

Dating is challenging for everyone. But when you suffer with depression, dating can feel scary and overwhelming. Not only do you feel particularly raw and vulnerable to possible rejection, but should a connection be made, you have the added burden of figuring out how and when to tell the person about your depression. Should people with depression date? If the person feels emotionally strong enough, then yes of course they should date. The real question is HOW should they date? If you are suffering with depression and are interested in dating, here are some things to consider when meeting new… Continue Reading This Article

How to Tell if Your Child is Being Bullied

If you think back to your own childhood, you remember there are generally two types of kids: The bully and those that the bully bullies. Most of us fell into that second group of kids. And don’t think for a minute that girls can’t be bullies, because they can. Girls can actually be brutal to one another. Not only are kids and teens bullied the old fashioned way with taunts in the hallway, shoving and tripping, but now thanks to a proliferation of social media, they can be bullied 24/7 365. While no parent wants to think that their child… Continue Reading This Article