Category: Adolescents

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Growth Mindset in Early Adolescence

Growth Mindset in Early Adolescence by Dr. Munn Saechao, Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA. It’s incredible to me how we as human beings are able to influence each other. Particularly if you’re a parent, you have significant influence over your child’s mindset. When children enter into early adolescence, academics become more challenging, they … Read More Growth Mindset in Early Adolescence

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How to promote a growth mindset in children and adolescents

How to promote a growth mindset in children and adolescents by Dr. Munn Saechao, Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA. There is power in our words. Our words can be both destructive and healing. It’s important that we be thoughtful about how we speak to our children and adolescents. Can you recall a time … Read More How to promote a growth mindset in children and adolescents

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Resilience, why it matters for your child.

Resilience, why it matters for your child by Dr. Munn Saechao, Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA. Resilience is necessary to successfully navigate life challenges. Resilience begins to develop early in childhood and persists throughout one’s life. Resilience is a critical characteristic to have because it allows us to work through challenges, and we … Read More Resilience, why it matters for your child.

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The Demands of Modern Parenting

The demands of modern parenting by Dr. Munn Saechao, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA and Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color The demands of modern parenting are vast and great. Attending to one task is nearly impossible. When one has to work, take care of the home, and raise children, caring for oneself such as getting 7 hours of sleep … Read More The Demands of Modern Parenting

The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents

The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi parents, today I want to talk about the value of affirming your child. In a previous video I talked about negativity bias, which is the notion that we as human beings automatically and unconsciously bias negative experiences … Read More The Value of Affirming Children and Adolescents

How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I

How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi there, I’m Dr. Munn. I’m going to share one tip on how to increase compliance in your child. This technique is not a one size fit all formula because every child and parent has unique … Read More How to Increase Compliance in Children and Adolescents, I

Reducing Self-Criticism in Children and Adolescents

Reducing Self-Criticism in Children and Adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Hi parents, ever wonder why your child might be hyper self-critical? Negativity bias is the notion that our brains privilege one negative experience over several positive experiences. Now imagine how your child might feel if they were selected last … Read More Reducing Self-Criticism in Children and Adolescents

Four Tips for Reducing Performance Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Four tips for reducing performance anxiety in children and adolescents by Dr. Munn, online psychotherapist for professional women of color and child and adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA Encourage your teen to take deep breadths; this regulates their heart rate and reduces anxiety. Praise your teen for their effort, not their grade. Encourage them to try their best given the limitations. Encourage them … Read More Four Tips for Reducing Performance Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

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Therapy for Adolescents

Given all the academic and social pressures and demands, it can be incredibly hard for adolescents to get everything done well in a timely manner, feel centered, and still have confidence in oneself. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients and their families to develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges, achieve their desires, and become their best selves. I … Read More Therapy for Adolescents

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Therapy for adolescents with ADHD

Improve executive functioning skills, focus, and performance Does your child have a hard time with concentration, listening, following directions, regulating impulses, memorizing information, switching between tasks, planning, and organizing? Perhaps they would benefit from behavioral interventions to improve concentration and organization? Or perhaps they would benefit from learning coping skills and social skills to improve emotional regulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships? My goal as … Read More Therapy for adolescents with ADHD

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Therapy for adolescents with anxiety and depression

Reduce stress, improve happiness and positive mood Given all the social and academic pressures, it can be incredibly hard for teens to do everything well in a timely manner, avoid peer comparisons, and still feel good about themselves. My goal as a therapist is to help teens develop effective ways to respond to life’s challenges, achieve their aspirations, and become their best selves. I … Read More Therapy for adolescents with anxiety and depression

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Therapy for adolescents with high functioning autism

Improve adaptive functioning and interpersonal skills Does your teen have high functioning autism or asperger’s syndrome? Do they excel in school but often feel isolated and have a difficult time establishing and maintaining relationships and could use some guidance in this area? Maybe they have a hard time adapting with independent living skills and need a little support with planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing? … Read More Therapy for adolescents with high functioning autism