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Individual Family Sessions

When families seek therapy, they often wonder about how the sessions will be structured and formatted. One common question is whether family therapy involves individual sessions with each family member. Located in sunny La Crescenta, California, Given Guidance Family Counseling is a therapy practice specializing in treating families and teens.
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How family therapy can benefit the entire family

Can Family Therapy Be Helpful Even if Only One Family Member is Experiencing Difficulties? Family therapy is a valuable approach that focuses on improving relationships and resolving conflicts within a family unit. While it may seem counterintuitive to seek therapy when only one family member is facing difficulties, it’s important
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One Simple Way To Make Your Family Happier

Having a happier family is something we all want. That’s why we choose to spend our lives with a partner and have children, after all! The family unit is under attack like never before today. There are so many external and internal forces that can drive a wedge between family
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5 Tips For Building Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem

Life can be really hard these days for a teenager’s self-esteem. They face a constant barrage of stereotype and image reinforcement – and as a child on the cusp of becoming an adult, figuring out what voices to listen to and how to view yourself is an undeniable challenge. At
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How To Identify Anxiety In Teenagers

Anxiety is a normal human response to stress, but when it starts to affect a teenager’s daily life, it can become a serious issue that needs addressing. At Given Guidance Family Counseling, we’ve helped many teenagers who are struggling with anxiety. Help is absolutely available! But how do you know
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What Are The Best Therapy Modalities For Anxiety?

Anxiety can take many different forms, but it is universally unpleasant and unwanted. There are many different kinds of therapy available. But if you or a loved one is suffering from anxiety, are there modalities for anxiety? At Given Guidance Family Counseling, we work with many teens, adults, and families
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Are Stepmothers Really Wicked?

The classic fairy tale of Cinderella with her wicked stepmother has been around for centuries, and it’s one of the most well-known stories of all time. This beloved story portrays the evil stepmother as the villain, making her one of the most recognizable negative figures in popular culture. However, this
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How to Get Rid Of Your Anxiety For Good

Increased feelings of fear and overwhelmingly uneasy thoughts can cause the experience of anxiety. Experiencing heightened anxiety over a prolonged time can increase your risk for depression, including feelings of numbness, isolation, and sadness. It is often best to seek treatment as soon as possible to retrain your mind’s focus
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7 Signs Your Teen Is Experiencing Anxiety

When children are young it is easier to spot the signs of anxiety, their worries are typically straightforward and external. Anxieties tend to be much more connected with children’s environmental experiences rather than their internal experiences. Developmental factors play a major role in what children experience in the beginning stages
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