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Mike found his passion for helping others through his own journey of healing and recovery. He started his career in the mental health field...

Mike found his passion for helping others through his own journey of healing and recovery. He started his career in the mental health field working with clients who suffered from complex trauma and PTSD,...

Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gaming

Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gamingLiving in a virtual world: teenage...Living in a virtual world: teenage problematic gaming

By Mike Giresi

From Frogger to Fortnite, we’ve leveled up significantly since video games first started capturing the attention of young people. In June 2018, the World Health Organization declared gaming, including video gaming and internet gaming, a...

From Frogger to Fortnite, we’ve leveled up significantly since video games first started capturing the attention of young people. In June 2018, the World Health Organization declared gaming, including video gaming and internet gaming, a disorder, and while some applauded the move,...

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Building a bridge to your child through validation

Building a bridge to your child through validationBuilding a bridge to your child through...Building a bridge to your child through validation

By Mike Giresi

If the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, the shortest difference between a parent and child is validation. When we talk about validation, we're not talking about is enabling, excusing or allowing problematic...

If the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, the shortest difference between a parent and child is validation. When we talk about validation, we're not talking about is enabling, excusing or allowing problematic behavior. What we are talking about is a...

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Healing with your teen through self-exploration

Healing with your teen through self-explorationHealing with your teen through self-explorationHealing with your teen through self-exploration

By Mike Giresi

We know there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your child. Parents sacrifice their time, their money, their health and even their sanity to help their child in a crisis. As a parent, when you’ve put it all on the line for your child,...

We know there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your child. Parents sacrifice their time, their money, their health and even their sanity to help their child in a crisis. As a parent, when you’ve put it all on the line for your child, where does that leave you? Teens who...

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Healing from complex trauma begins with compassion

Healing from complex trauma begins with compassionHealing from complex trauma begins with...Healing from complex trauma begins with compassion

By Mike Giresi

There’s no handbook for being a parent (wouldn’t it be great if there were?) but that doesn’t mean you can’t change the way you take care of your teen, your whole family, and yourself. Many of the parents we meet feel like...

There’s no handbook for being a parent (wouldn’t it be great if there were?) but that doesn’t mean you can’t change the way you take care of your teen, your whole family, and yourself. Many of the parents we meet feel like they’re failing their child....

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

By Mike Giresi

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means...

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means that dysfunctional behaviors modeled during...

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