Anxiety: My Experience Working with Teenage Girls

“I can’t go to school today.” “I’m not getting out of bed.” “I’d rather just read a book and be left alone” “I don’t want to talk about it.” “I can’t handle this.” “I’m so scared.” “I don’t know how to talk to people.” “I feel so alone.” Working in residential treatment since 2008, I […]

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Equine Therapy: Soccer with Horses?

Equine assisted therapy is a unique method used to help people better understand themselves and the world in which they live. Each week here at New Haven, I have the pleasure to conduct an equine therapy group, with the help of our ranch manager. In these groups, life patterns are often played out right in […]

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Working with Teens with Borderline Personality Disorder

Over the last few years, I have had the privilege of working with several girls with borderline personality disorder. I remember so many conversations that I had with these students. It felt like we went in circles, going over the same thing and I ended the conversation feeling completely helpless. How could I help them? […]

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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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