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Helping teen girls and young women through periods of change
Pamela S. Willsey LICSW, BCD, PCC
Set your facade aside. Being genuine and vulnerable can give your life a deeper sense of meaning.
The transition from high school to college can be difficult. Knowing what to expect and how to plan for this challenging time can make a teen's freshman year more successful.
Teach people how to treat you by letting them know what you’ll tolerate and what you won’t.
Taking a mental health pulse on our teens and emerging adults will help determine if they're really "okay" or are struggling with their challenges.
How you respond to challenges is completely up to you. Build your own emotional agility toolkit to help you create the experiences you want.
Consider a "human hibernation," to become present and connected.
Feeling overwhelmed or overloaded? Stop doing and just be with this easy method.
Is your winter starting to feel relentless? Use these two easy steps to manage those "winter blues" and lift yourself up.
The holiday season brings some potentially annoying people into your world. These few tricks will help you manage your mind and create the holidays you want to have.
Not feeling the holidays this year? I'm right there with you. Here's a few tips to get the most out of your holiday season.
Feeling down and out? This mental shift will help you in any situation.
Challenging ourselves and our kids to embrace uncertainty with an open mind creates an opportunity for deeper connection with ourselves and others.
Anxious about back-to-school? Here are some tips to help parents and kids manage their minds during uncertain times.
Many of us don't fully recognize loneliness and its causes. Here are a few tips to understand your lonely feelings and strengthen your connections to reduce those feelings.
These ideas will help parents of teens who are feeling the psychological effects of the pandemic.
Are you pushing your teen to do too much? Decreasing anxiety starts with conversations at home.
"Self-care" is tossed around so much now, but what does that mean for teens? Help your stressed-out teen learn tools to manage their stress on their own.
Looking for gift ideas with meaning? Try using these tips to sustain the connection you have with your older kids.
How did your Parents' Weekend or Family Weekend go? Here are a few strategies to keep you and your teen's connection strong.
How is your college freshman adapting to their new life at school and away from home? Check out these tips to help guide them through this transition.
College freshman often experience homesickness during the first few weeks of school. These six tips will help you to support your teen as they manage these common feelings.
Have a teen entering his/her first year of college? Here are some tips to make the transition go smoothly for everyone.
Pam Willsey is a licensed psychotherapist, certified life coach, and author of Packing For Success: A Thrival Guide For Young Women Navigating Life’s Transitions.