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  •   Many teens and/or their parents ask if ADHD looks different in children vs. teens. Although the “standard” symptoms of ADHD are the same for everyone, children through adults, teens show their symptoms in some very specific ways. Here is a checklist of ADHD symptoms for teens. If you (or your child) meet 4 or […] The post “I’m a Teenager. Are the Symptoms of ADHD Different for Me than Kids?” app...

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  • The thought of first time drivers having to endure the winter snow can be terrifying. We already know that teens are more prone to accidents, and when you add snow in the mix, it just gets worse. How can we have teens get experience driving in the snow, while still being safe?   The first […] The post Teaching Teens to Drive in the Snow appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • The holidays can be stressful enough on their own; add grief to the mix and they can seem unbearable. Here are some ways to cope with grief during the holidays.   1.) Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself to feel your emotions, whatever they are: sadness, anger, loneliness, etc. They are all a part of […] The post Grieving During the Holidays appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • How many of us have heard “this year will be different” or “ everyone will get along” and this will be the “perfect Christmas” just to be let down and eternally frustrated at the first sign of dissension, or at the initial flutterings of an argument. It doesn’t take much to ruin the picture that […] The post Managing Expectations to Have a Rational Holiday appeared first on Counseling Medina and F...

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  • Aside from the holidays, it is starting to be the time of the year that high schoolers choose a college. The whole process can be very intimidating. There is a lot of pressure to choose the “right” college. How do you know which one to go with? What happens if you choose wrong?   Choosing […] The post Choosing the Right College appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • Sometimes, the main thing stopping someone from receiving help through counseling, is themselves. Over time, we can develop this complex that we need to be a “superperson” and act like we don’t have problems. Seeking help for your own mental health can change your life, so if you feel the need, why wait? Sometimes people […] The post How to Know When to Seek Help appeared first on Counseling Medin...

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  • Every year this subject comes up: Surviving the Holidays. We can handle days filled with obnoxious in-laws, finding perfect gifts, snow, and organizing gatherings, but when you put them all together it can feel like utter chaos.   So how do we cope with all the stress holidays can bring on? Well, the first thing […] The post Surviving the Holidays appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, ...

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Medication Management

  • Counseling or Medication? A common misconception among people is when it comes to medication and counseling, you can only have one or the other. Sometimes, people have a fear of being on medications or going to therapy, so they will only do one of the two options. However, medication and counseling should be used to […] The post Medication Management appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlaw...

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Seasonal Depression

  • We all know that for many people, the holidays can be a drag. For such a joyful time, there can be so many stressors that can ruin the fun. Worrying about gatherings, meals, family, and presents can all put strain on our minds.   One term that professionals use is “Seasonal Affective Disorder” or SAD. […] The post Seasonal Depression appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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Choosing Love

  • love ləv/ noun 1. an intense feeling of deep affection. As humans, love is something we all naturally crave. Not only that, but we need it to survive. It’s what makes parents care for their children, otherwise the youth would die on their own. If the children die, then our species dies. It seems so […] The post Choosing Love appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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Halloween Mindfulness

  • It’s the spookiest time of the year! Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults. Kids are not the only ones to celebrate either. Plenty of adults still dress up, have parties, and pass out candy.   Basic Halloween safety for kids trick-or-treating is fairly well known. However, adult safety and mindfulness for Halloween […] The post Halloween Mindfulness appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fa...

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  • Not every job you have will end up being your favorite. However, at the same time, if your job is causing you excessive stress that you are bringing home, it can affect the people around you.   The best way to avoid bringing negative energy home, is to practice a “calming ritual.” Examples of what […] The post Dealing with Workplace Stressors appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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Enjoying Your Life

  • We have a tendency to skip over the things that make us happy when we get caught in our busy schedules. Sometimes, one of the most challenging things we can do is actually sit down and reflect on all of the good things in our life, rather than the negative.   Life is bound to get hectic […] The post Enjoying Your Life appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • Since we are all living, we know that life does not always go as planned. We know life is full of ups and downs, and it is always going to be that way. How can we cope with the days that turn out harder than expected? Maybe your car just broke down, work is boring […] The post Picking Yourself Up on an Off Day appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • Sometimes, it can be hard to keep up with social media and what is being portrayed to your children online. There are constantly new trends and new social media sites that change right as you are getting caught up. Even if it is a challenge, young people need online supervision.   When kids know their […] The post Paying Attention to Kids’ Online Behavior appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fa...

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  • There are few things that are truly necessities to us. However, there are a lot of things that feel like necessities. How do we define what we really need? How can we avoid overindulging and wasting money?   Many people are accustomed to a certain type of lifestyle. We live in a very privileged country […] The post Defining Wants from Needs appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • Our lives can become so hectic that we feel like sleep is a luxury, and not a necessity. As much as we try to skimp on sleep, we need it to recharge our brain. Sleep helps our brain to learn and make memories. Insufficient sleep can make us sloppy, forgetful, and cranky.   Many people […] The post Getting a Good Night’s Sleep appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • Many of us want to be more conscious of how we eat, appear, and act, but we may not know how. Here are some simple ways to have yourself on track of living your best life.     Add One Healthy Meal a Day   By simply swapping out one of your three meals for […] The post Small Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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Procrastination

  • Procrastination can get the best of everyone. So, how do you break the cycle?     To start off, you need to identify exactly WHY you are procrastinating. Think of why you are avoiding the task or tasks. Are you simply dreading it? Are you afraid of the results? Once you figure it out, it […] The post Procrastination appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • Any pet owner can share stories of how their beloved animal has helped them through a rough spot in their lives. So, how can they help someone with a mental illness?   The benefits go far past the typical “stress reliever” reason. While it is true that looking at your cute furry friend can relieve stress, there […] The post How do Pets Help with Mental Health? appeared first on Counseling Medina a...

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  •   It is easy to get caught up working and falling into a routine, so sometimes we forget about our own well-being. Taking time off work can seem counterproductive when you are already stressed about work, money, and providing for yourself or your family. You could also be worried about what your boss will think […] The post Taking a Mental Health Day appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlaw...

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  • Noha Everetts MA.Ed, LPCC was kind enough to make this handout for the blog all about forgiveness.     Forgiveness   What is forgiveness?: “It involves releasing regret, sadness, hurt, fear, blame, guilt, and resentment. It starts by a willingness to let go of the past, refusing to be helpless or a victim and in turn […] The post The Power of Forgiveness appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fai...

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  • As a society, social media is all around us. It is so easy to obsess over what the people around us are doing. On top of that, try being an adult with a busy schedule and no time for yourself. The fear of missing out, or FOMO, can creep up without us being ready for it. […] The post The Fear of Missing Out appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • It’s getting to be that dreaded time of the year again: back to school. Getting your kids back on a routine can be a bit of a challenge. Here are some tips to get them readjusted.     Don’t Wait    The longer you wait to get your kids back on track, the harder it […] The post Preparing Your Kids to Go Back to School appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • We see it all over television and the internet. This idea of a perfect love, a “happily ever after.” But how realistic can it all be?         As a whole, society tends to have this idea of what a relationship should look like. We cling to the idea that our soulmate is […] The post Unrealistic Relationships appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • There are always those times in our lives where it is crucial for us to save up our hard earned money. Some people actually enjoy saving, others do not. If you are someone who dreads the frugal months this time can be very stressful. Here are some ways to help you move forward.   The […] The post Feeling Burnt Out From Trying to Save Money? appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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Work Week Motivation

  • The world can really feel like a drag when you know you have a really long week of work ahead of you. Here are some tips to make the upcoming days easier.         Stay Positive   It can be too easy to drudge through the days like you hate everything and everyone. […] The post Work Week Motivation appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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  • Each year as the warm weather rolls around, there is always the threat of having the summertime blues. It sounds strange, but it is a real thing and you’re likely to have experienced it in some way.   1. Keep a Schedule   To keep yourself from getting off track, which will ultimately lead to […] The post Tips for Helping the Summertime Blues appeared first on Counseling Medina and Fairlawn, Ohio.

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