Overcoming Sexting Addictions

Becky gets home from an awful day at school.  She hates everything about her day.  Her teachers are hard and give her tons of homework.  She feels left out and has very few friends. She wants to get attention from boys, but doesn’t like her body and is convinced that nobody else does either. When she […]

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A Student’s Battle with Anorexia

By: David Mayeski, Admissions Counselor and LCSW Years ago I had the opportunity to work with a young woman who struggled with anorexia.  I remember fondly our very first conversation more than 12 years ago.  She told me, “It was the fall of 2001 when I got my eating disorder.” I laughed. I was a […]

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The Fulshear Ranch Academy Experience

Being a part of the InnerChange family has allowed us to find out about other treatment programs. Our sister program, Fulshear Ranch Academy, is one program with which we have been able to connect. Fulshear provides a healing journey for young adult women.  This period of life is so critical for their clients. Their age, […]

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Coping with Trauma

Posted by Ari Terry | Trauma | trauma 0 Comments

When someone you love has experienced trauma, you can feel helpless, not knowing how to be supportive.  It can feel like your world has turned upside down and you just want things to go back to normal.  Trauma can be anything from the death of a loved one, serious accident or illness, bullying, or physical […]

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Relationship-Based Treatment

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By: Nevin G. Alderman, M.A., LPC – New Haven RTC, Clinical Director Relationship-based treatment is the use of the client-provider relationship to inspire, motivate and facilitate healthy adaptation in the life of a client. Relationship-based treatment is systemic by nature, and considers and utilizes the relational exchange between the client and their environment, social networks, […]

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Dog Therapy

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When I am working with a student or family in therapy, I often try to come up with metaphors to illustrate various concepts. I have found that creating a visual example of a concept is often more easily understood and remembered than simply using words. Most of the metaphors I come up with are not […]

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Making Your Own Luck

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Parenting Teens | 0 Comments

Current and Alumni students here at New Haven provided ideas for “Ways to Make Your Own Luck!” in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day. Forgive and love yourself and others.  Believe in yourself to let go of the pain that keeps you grounded in emptiness.  ”Luck” increases through forgiveness. Carpe Diem-  “seize the day”. Carpe literally means “to pick, pluck, […]

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Dealing With Anxiety: When We Cannot Protect Our Children…

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Anxiety | anxiety coping protection safety school 0 Comments

News of mass violence leaves most of us feeling grieved, angry, and baffled. But the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, was especially stunning.  The killings took place in a quiet, close knit, “safe,” virtually crime-free community.  The school had just implemented new security measures designed to protect students by keeping […]

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Is My Teen At Risk For Violence?

Posted by New Haven Residential Treatment Center | Emotional Regulation | 0 Comments

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School this week, many parents are asking not only how they can keep their children safe from violence, but how they can keep their children from turning violent. “I asked my 15 year-old son what he thought about the shooting,” a friend told me at […]

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Discussing Tragic Events With Your Children

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This week’s tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, has most parents feeling a variety of difficult emotions—sorrow, anger, disbelief, fear.  For parents who have themselves witnessed or been victims of violence or other traumatizing events, news of the shooting may also trigger old wounds and deep anxieties. As we struggle ourselves to come to […]

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