Teens

10 Suicide Warning Signs: What Should You Look For

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Published on: September 1, 2021

There is no better time than now to talk about the warning signs of suicide—September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a leading cause of death, and sadly it is increasing. It is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34, the fourth leading cause among people ages 34-54, and the fifth leading cause among people ages 45-54. It impacts all ages, genders, and nationalities. Half the battle in preventing suicide is knowing what to look for. It can be easy in our busy lives to overlook warning signs, especially when we don’t know they are warning… Continue Reading This Article

Tips for Combating Back-to-School Anxiety

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Published on: August 1, 2021

With the start of the school year just a few weeks away you and/or your child may be feeling some back-to-school anxiety. This upcoming school year will again be different than past years bringing a whole flood of emotions. Not to mention, for those who spent all of last year at home learning, the transition back might be a bit challenging.  The underlying emotion of anxiety is uncertainty. And, boy have we had a lot of that these past many months. It is hard to know what things will look like come New Year’s or next Spring. What we do… Continue Reading This Article

How Anxiety Isolates Your Teen in PA

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Published on: March 16, 2021

Anxiety can cause your teen to feel a lot of things — excessive worry, agitated, restless, fatigued, unable to concentrate, irritability, unable to sleep, fearful, and isolated. Anxious teens often feel lonely and alone. They fear what they are going through is unique to them—no one else is suffering through the same thing. We know this isn’t true (about 1 in 3 teens struggle with anxiety) but to them, they are the only one in their circle of friends or at their school that is up all night worrying.  Anxiety in and of itself causes the sufferer to want to… Continue Reading This Article

How to Overcome the Stress of Becoming an Adult During a Pandemic

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Published on: February 25, 2021

You graduated from high school, went off to college, or got a job, whatever path you chose—now is the time in your life that you are becoming an adult. It is a time you have looked forward to, planned for, and thought about for many years. You may have been excited and unsure of how to navigate this newfound freedom, and then a pandemic hits.  Now, what are you supposed to do? You are faced with a whole different kind of stress than you have ever experienced. How are you supposed to navigate this time in your life? How are… Continue Reading This Article

Why Should Busy Teens Choose Online Therapy in Pennsylvania?

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Published on: December 1, 2020

Online therapy might be a perfect choice for Pennsylvania teenagers in need of some extra guidance and support. For many teenagers, the idea of sitting in a therapist’s office talking face-to-face with a counselor isn’t particularly enticing. Let’s be honest, teenagers nowadays are much more comfortable in front of a phone, computer, or tablet. No parent wants to argue with their child about attending therapy. By doing sessions online from the comfort of their bedrooms (or any quiet space) your teen may be more willing. What are some other reasons busy teens should choose online therapy in PA? 1.) Teens… Continue Reading This Article

6 Essential Steps for Teens to Heal from Depression

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Published on: November 18, 2020

You may not recognize that your teen is depressed at first. You might think that they are just “being a teenager” or these feelings are just “part of growing up.” But, depression in teens is real and quite common.  As a parent, you want to help your teen get better. You want to make everything alright, but it isn’t always that easy. There is no magic cure, but there are some steps you can take to help your teen heal and move forward as mentally healthy as possible.  Once you determine that your child may be depressed, here are some… Continue Reading This Article

How to Help Your Child with the Disappointment of Having Everything Canceled

Disappointed children look out the window to a snow covered neighborhood. They are stuck in quarantine. Traumatic events such as the coronavirus pandemic have impacted us all. Move Forward Counseling offers anxiety treatment, counseling for teens in lancaster, PA, online therapy for women, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: March 31, 2020

Schools are closed and workplaces but that is not all — birthday parties, sports games, the school play, extracurricular activities, playdates, trips to visit family are all on hold for now. The major life alterations that have had to happen because of Covid-19 are disappointing both for parents and their children. How do you explain things to your children? How do you help your child through this mound of disappointment?  It is a difficult situation, to say the least. We have all dealt with the occasional snow day or telling our children they can’t attend a birthday party because of… Continue Reading This Article

Ending the Social Media Comparison Game

Many people in blue and black suits on phones. These people are experiencing anxiety from always being on their phones. They could benefit from anxiety treatment. We offer in-person counseling or online therapy. Online therapy in pennsylvania is for anyone, but we do also excluively offer online therapy for women. If you're searching for counseling for women contact us today!

Published on: March 4, 2020

Have you ever felt inadequate, unsuccessful, discouraged, or just plain bad about yourself after getting off social media? Maybe you don’t feel like you are enough. Maybe you feel like you aren’t doing as much as your friends or family. Or, maybe you are wondering why your relationships don’t look the same as others.  The rise of social media over the past decade has led to a culture of comparing and contrasting. We are so used to seeing the “successes” of others on the internet that we fear we aren’t living our best life. We are constantly questioning our life… Continue Reading This Article

What Your Teen Needs Most

African American mother embraces her daughter in front of porous rock wall. Both have their eyes closed, and are smiling softly. Move Forward Counseling offers therapy for teens in Pennsylvania, counseling for women, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: November 4, 2019

The adolescent years are difficult to navigate both for children and their parents. Hormone levels are running rampant, brains are changing, and your once precious child is now slamming doors, taking extreme risks, and crying uncontrollably at the dinner table.  A Tricky Time For All We have always known that the teenage years were tricky. It is a time when parents tend to let go a bit, let their teen figure things out, but also attempt to set boundaries and teach valuable life skills. New research from a variety of multiyear studies offers more information and understanding of the adolescent… Continue Reading This Article

What is your teen’s smartphone doing to their mental health?

Teen girl with earring looks down at her phone. It seems she is messaging someone. She is talking to her significant other about if online therapy would be best for her. Move Forward Counseling offers relationship therapy, online therapy for women, and more! Contact us today for support!

Published on: October 1, 2019

Smartphones weren’t a thing when I was a teenager. They didn’t exist yet. But, through the teen years I still dealt with the typical stuff—figuring out who I was compared to my friends, adjusting to hormones and body changes, and the dramas of my friends/boyfriends.  When I wanted to call my friends, I would use the house phone (where everyone could hear what I was saying). Social media wasn’t even created. When we left school, we actually left. The day’s drama, while still on our minds for a short while, was left at our lockers.  Nowadays almost every teen you… Continue Reading This Article