How to Recognize, and Avoid 6 Unhealthy Ego States

Getting into the Right Headspace: How to Recognize, and Avoid 6 Unhealthy Ego States by Trenna Ahlstrom   Being the parent of a troubled teen is anything but easy. While trying to manage your teen’s problem behavior, it can be difficult not to engage in problematic behavior of your own. You might find yourself being…

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The Path Less Traveled

The Path Less Traveled It was a hazy January day with the moon just coming up over the mountains. (I get a little confused because mid-afternoon in the winter time can also be called dusk.) I had just spent the day at Discovery Ranch for Boys with the clinicians. Now, you may be saying to…

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Best Way to Help Troubled Teen Change

“If somebody had told me two years ago we’d be in this situation, I never would have believed it. To have come back so far is truly remarkable.” This family agreed to share the story of their troubled teen if we would agree not to disclose the family’s identity. Their son, B., struggled with grief,…

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