Signs you may be a co-dependent parent

Last week Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, CEO of Gateway Corp in Sacramento and OnSite Strategies in Roseville, delivered a talk on the impact of shame and co-dependency in treating addiction as a family problem to counselors and therapists at Sierra Vista Hospital. Rodriguez...
How to get your teen to really connect with you about their troubles

How to get your teen to really connect with you about their troubles

Dr. Susan Landes is the founder of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Centers in Auburn and Davis. She works with adolescents and children who suffer from anxiety, depression and behavioral health disorders (cutting, drug use, aggression, suicidal thoughts and...
Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Last week, Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC-II, spoke to therapists, physicians and counselors at Sierra Vista Hospital about the challenge Proposition 64 presents youth. Passed last November, Proposition 64 is California legislation that decriminalizes and regulates the...
Helping youth deal with their own emotions and social media

Helping youth deal with their own emotions and social media

Anyone working with youth at home and in the community knows that our young are easily tethered to the device; their virtual and physical worlds are integrated as one experience. And brain science confirms what we are witnessing: that the neuro-pathways of the brain...
Why today’s teens and millennials may believe older generations don’t care about them

Why today’s teens and millennials may believe older generations don’t care about them

This feature is based upon my presentation to senior citizens gathered in a private home in Lincoln, CA last Friday morning. I am a mom of two grown sons, trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, who left a career in technology circa 2004 when mobile...
How suffering can open the door to hope in responding the behavioral issues of loved ones

How suffering can open the door to hope in responding the behavioral issues of loved ones

Suffering is manifest today as behavioral health issues including addictions, sexual abuse, and bullying which cause pain in families and in our communities. And yet, we live in a society that features avoidance of suffering. Join us to explore how our understanding...