Dore E. Frances Educational/Therapeutic Consultant

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dore E. Frances, Ph.D. Educational/Therapeutic Consultant and Founder of Horizon Family Solutions, LLC. Her doctorate is in Human Development with an emphasis in Diverse Families. If you are interested in learning more about Dore, please visit her website www.horizonfamilysolutions.com, or call (303) 448-8803. How did you decide to become a consultant? I actually consider myself an advocate first and...

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Attachment Article Published in TPI Newsletter

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2014 issue ofViewpoint, the newsletter of The Psychotherapy Institute,” www.tpi-berkeley.org. Exploring Effective Parenting of Teens: An Attachment Perspective By Cindy Rasicot, MFT  Adolescence is a challenging time for parents and teens. Parents often come to therapy distressed about how out of control they feel with their son or daughter. They talk about overreacting and wishing...

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Miguel Brown – Three Common Responses of Teens to Therapy

In a recent blog Miguel Brown discusses Three Common Responses of Teens to Therapy. He describes three types of Teen responses: “I’m finally in therapy!”, “This does nothing,” and “I hate this!.” Parents have a tendency to end therapy prematurely in each of the situations. Brown encourages parents to “hang tough” during therapy so that the teenager has a chance to “gain a deeper...

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Launching New Website

Launching New Website

I am pleased to share my new website for my private practice. Click here to access the site. I offer supportive counseling to parents with challenging teens and young adults.  As an adoptive mom, I am passionate about helping parents of adoptive teens and young adults.  As you might know, I am a dedicated Director at Willows in the Wind, a group that provides hope and help to parents with teens in high risk situations. In addition to my...

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Teens with Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety can be a debilitating condition for many teenagers. A recent article in Your Teen Magazine, written by Christina Suttles talks about how a teen teens are affected. “Social anxiety can often be confused with shyness, but the two differ greatly. Teens experiencing social anxiety harbor such an intense fear of rejection or negative interaction that they may try to avoid these situations altogether. As a result, socially...

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