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Are Parents Blaming Themselves Too Much?

Are parents blaming themselves too much? Sonja Bartlett thinks maybe they are. That’s just one of the insights she shares in our new video. Sonja has been on the gig now at Child & Teen Counseling for six months, so how’s it going? Hear her dish some real talk on the surprising joys of working with struggling kids, and how therapy can help a child or teen have a positive experience of themselves through a difficult chapter. We’ve got that and more sagely wisdom from Sonja Bartlett in this short video.

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Jennifer Koerner is CTC’s Queen of Christmas

Jennifer Koerner is a Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee at Child & Teen Counseling. So what does that mean, and how is it different from being Marriage and Family Therapist trainee? Jennifer reveals the answer to that question, and discusses what parents should know before sending their kids to therapy in this hard hitting, tell all interview. Plus, find out why she is CTC’s Queen of Christmas in this short video interview.

Jennifer also co-facilitates our High School Girls Group with Veronica Torres.

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Carl Rogers + Mr. Rogers = Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis has been a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Child & Teen Counseling for five months. So what has he learned about communicating with kids and what do you get when you add up Carl Rogers and Mister Rogers?

We deliver therapy adjacent musings in this sleekly crafted video with original music by none other than Ben Lewis himself. Bonus: watch Ben relive his epic championship loss to Megan Young in our staff fantasy football league

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Adam Ashkenazi Is CTC’s Modern Man

Adam Ashkenazi is a therapist trainee at Child & Teen Counseling. He’s been providing services since September both in the office and as part of our Therapy on Campus program. He also co-facilitates our Middle School Boys Group. So why did he want to become a therapist in the first place? Also, what is his favorite “nerdy” pastime? Learn more about CTC’s new modern man in this short video.

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Veronica Torres Establishes Her Personality

Child & Teen Counseling is elated to have the brilliant Veronica Torres as part of our latest cohort of therapist trainees. Veronica has been seeing clients since September and we wanted to find out how it ‘s going.

In this short video she pontificates on impediments to personality establishment in teens, and how kids are a lot more self aware than people give them credit for. Watch the video and enjoy some of her insight!

Veronica also co-facilitates our High School Girls Group with Jennifer Koerner.

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Sipan Nazaryan Is CTC’s Renaissance Man

Sipan Nazaryan is a trainee here at Child & Teen Counseling. He’s currently working on his Masters Degree at Pepperdine. Around here, we think of him as our local renaissance man. At once intellectual, yet obsessed with UFC fighting, he’s a unique and fascinating blend! Sipan has been seeing clients for about three months now, so how is he settling in? He reveals all the answers, including what makes him such an interesting paradox, in this short and amusing video

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Ralph Huang is an International Man of Intrigue

Ralph Huang has lived in seven different countries. How has this international experience shaped him and what he brings to the table as a therapist trainee? And of crucial importance, what are his favorite sports teams?

Child & Teen Counseling’s International Man of Intrigue nimbly answers all these questions in this hard hitting interview with Ralph.

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