How to Talk to an Angry Teenager

It’s well known that the teen years are the most trying time for parents. It may seem like their rebellion is personal, and that they’re determined to make your home life miserable; but in reality, this is a natural process. Your teenager is maturing both physically and emotionally, and their brain is still developing. When their frontal cortex develops in a few years, you will see a different person. Until that time however, talking to them can feel nearly impossible. Here are some tips for talking to your angry teen. Change Your Parenting Style If you have an authoritarian parenting style,… Continue Reading This Article

5 Free Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

When we talk about our mental health, we’re talking about much more than a clinical diagnosis. Your mental health also refers to your psychological well-being. Having a healthy psychological well-being means you’re able to better manage your emotions as well as your mood. Every day presents its unique challenges, and a healthy mental state can help you take challenges in stride. 1. Positive Affirmations Repeating an affirmation can help you create a positive mental outlook that will be a driving force in your life. Use a search engine to look up “positive affirmations” and you’ll find several ideas of words… Continue Reading This Article

How to Help Your Child Deal with Their Anger

Many parents believe in the same myth: if they do everything right, their children will be happy. But that’s not how childhood works. No matter how much you love your child or how much you give to them in the way of attention and material items, kids are still going to experience all kinds of emotions, including anger. While childhood is filled with fun and wonder, it is also a time when children often feel a lack of independence, scared, and confused by the world around them. These feelings, combined with growing pains, an increase in hormones and the pressure… Continue Reading This Article

5 Subtle Exercises to Calm Anxiety in Public

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of them, you know how difficult your life can feel most days. When anxiety strikes, the world around us can become a sort of fun house, only not that much fun. It’s important to be able to self-soothe in these instances. But how can you calm an anxiety attack subtly when you’re out in public? Breath Work As soon as you feel the anxiety coming on, focus intently on your breathing and nothing else…. Continue Reading This Article

Wellington’s Newest Mental Health Practice

Wellington’s newest mental health practice opened on October 1st, 2019.  The new practice is called Caring Therapists of Palm Beach.  This is new office associated with the successful practice in Davie, Florida called Caring Therapists of Broward.  Davie is very similar to Wellington in that both are popular equestrian areas for their respective counties. We’re excited to begin seeing people in our Wellington office and connecting with the community.  We believe in strong communities and look forward to attending events, supporting local organizations and networking with other professionals. At Caring Therapists of Palm Beach, we offer a variety of mental… Continue Reading This Article

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