What Does Depression Look Like in Teens? What Parents Can Do

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During this podcast episode, Liz Jorgensen, the owner, and director of Insight Counseling discusses what depression looks like in teens and how parents can help their child.

Liz has 30 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in adolescent psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She is also a consultant to independent schools and agencies and is a popular speaker on parenting pre-teens and teenagers. She has presented nationally, including at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. She is also a recipient of a Congressional Award for her work as an educator and community prevention activist. Liz worked for 18 years at Danbury Hospital, where she helped develop all the adolescent substance abuse and Dual Diagnosis programs. Liz is a gifted speaker and her parenting programs routinely receive outstanding reviews.

On This Episode We Discuss

  • The prevalence of depression in young adults
  • Types of depression
  • Beginning symptoms of depression in young adults
  • Triggers for depression
  • Link between anxiety and depression
  • Initial evaluations by healthcare professionals  

Stay tuned for the next new episode of “Insight Says”! New episodes are released every month. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@insightcounselingllc.com.

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Help, My Teen is Insane! How To Talk To Your Challenging Teen

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During this podcast episode, Liz Jorgensen, the owner and director of Insight Counseling discusses how parents can talk to their challenging teens.

Liz has 30 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in adolescent psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She is also a consultant to independent schools and agencies and is a popular speaker on parenting pre-teens and teenagers. She has presented nationally, including at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. She is also a recipient of a Congressional Award for her work as an educator and community prevention activist. Liz worked for 18 years at Danbury Hospital, where she helped develop all the adolescent substance abuse and Dual Diagnosis programs. Liz is a gifted speaker and her parenting programs routinely receive outstanding reviews.

On This Episode We Discuss

  • Reasons why teens are challenging
  • Separating your emotions as a parent from your teen’s behavior
  • Strategies to rationalize and communicate effectively

Stay tuned for the next new episode of “Insight Says”! New episodes are released every month. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@insightcounselingllc.com.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

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During this podcast episode, Kristin Dineen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Insight Counseling teaches about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

On This Episode We Discuss

Kristin Dineen brings over 30 years of experience in treating adolescent and adult clients experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other difficulties. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, inpatient treatment for addiction, outpatient programs and in school systems. Kristin received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a skills-oriented therapy model focused on emotions with a cognitive and behavioral component. Kristin facilitates a DBT group for teens focusing on developing skills to be in control of emotions, tolerate stress and improve communication.

  • Explains the Concept of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • The History of DBT
  • DBT’s 4 Modules
  • Effectiveness of DBT
  • Group Therapy Benefits Paired with DBT Lessons
  • Kristin’s Training
  • Example Exercises and Lessons

Stay tuned for the next new episode of “Insight Says”! New episodes are released every month. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@insightcounselingllc.com.

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The Parent /Teen Weed Wars: What Parents Can Do

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During this podcast episode, Liz Jorgensen, the Owner and Director of Insight Counseling, discusses the “Weed Wars” that occur between parents and teens and what parents can do to help their child.

Liz has 30 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in adolescent psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She is also a consultant to independent schools and agencies and is a popular speaker on parenting pre-teens and teenagers. She has presented nationally, including at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. She is also a recipient of a Congressional Award for her work as an educator and community prevention activist. Liz worked for 18 years at Danbury Hospital, where she helped develop all the adolescent substance abuse and Dual Diagnosis programs. Liz is a gifted speaker and her parenting programs routinely receive outstanding reviews.

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This Episode We Discuss…

  • Advice to Parents about Setting Limits with Weed Use
  • Peer Acceptability of Smoking Weed
  • Increase in High Schoolers Smoking Weed
  • Higher Concentration of THC in 2018 Weed Compared to 1970s/80s
  • Dabs/Wax and Vapes: What it is, How is it Produced
  • Effect of THC on the Brain
  • Symptoms and Long Terms Effects from Weed Use
  • Psychotic Reactions from High Potency Weed/Edibles
  • Types of Edibles
  • Resources Mentioned

Stay tuned for the next new episode of “Insight Says”! New episodes are released on the 15th of every month. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@insightcounselingllc.com.

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Meet Liz Jorgensen

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Meet Liz Jorgensen in the first episode of Insight Counseling’s new mental health and counseling podcast, “Insight Says”.

Liz Jorgensen has 30 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in adolescent psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She is also a consultant to independent schools and agencies and is a popular speaker on parenting pre-teens and teenagers. She has presented nationally, including at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. She is also a recipient of a Congressional Award for her work as an educator and community prevention activist. Liz worked for 18 years at Danbury Hospital, where she helped develop all the adolescent substance abuse and Dual Diagnosis programs. She is the Owner and Director of Insight Counseling LLC. Liz is a gifted speaker and her parenting programs routinely receive outstanding reviews.

This Episode We Discuss Liz’s

  • Specialization in Adolescent Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Training to Become a Counselor
  • Counseling Style and Approach
  • Journey Starting her Business
  • Mentors and Advice
  • Student Recommendations 

Stay tuned for the next new episode of “Insight Says”! New episodes are released every month. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@insightcounselingllc.com.

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