Joanna Strait, prenatal mental health specialist
Child Therapy, Parent Coaching, Videos

Live Instagram: Prenatal (and Postnatal) Mental Health

At MCCC we work with so many adolescents and their parents at the later stages of parenting. But since we know that ALL aspects of mental health are connected and related, we wanted to bring attention to the earlier life stage of parenting. What happens for parents in the early stages of parenthood is impactful throughout the entire life span. So back in October we hosted an amazing conversation with perinatal mental specialist Joanna Strait, LISCW/LCSW-C. Watch it here or read all of the highlights below!

Dear Parents Of teens. This is hard. take our online parenting classes to help
DBT, Parent Coaching

On Parenting: I’m Doing The Best I Can And I Can Do Better

Parenting can be the hardest role that we have, especially as the manual seems to have been misplaced while we’re left trying to gut it out day by day. There seems to be an expectation that as we’ve been there before that we’ll have the ability, knowledge and skills to help our children through the aging process. We are all doing the best we can given the circumstances. So… what do we do when that doesn't seem to be enough?

teenager in therapy, when to call your teen's therapist in the dc area
Parent Coaching, Teenagers

When (And How) to Call to Your Teen’s Therapist

Last week, I wrote about all the reasons why you should NOT reach out to your teen's therapist. Or at least not without your teenager present. Now I am here to talk about when you can and should be in communication with your teens therapist without your child involved.

parents talking to their teens therapist when they're concerned about their child's progress in teen therapy
For Therapists, Parent Coaching, Teenagers

So You Want to Talk To Your Child’s Teen Therapist

If you are the parent of a teen in therapy, you may have questions about confidentiality with your teen's therapist. Here are the 9 most common reasons why parent's want to reach out to their kids' therapist, why it doesn't work, and the better ways to handle each situation, which is almost always to include your child in the conversation with their therapist. Implementing these tips will help protect confidentiality with your teen's therapist.

my teen asked for therapy
Child Therapy, Parent Coaching, Teenagers

My Child or Teen Asked for Therapy

Some kiddos start therapy because their parents want it for them. Other times, it's because they have asked for it! Those are rare but special moments and it is very important to take the request seriously. Here's a list of why you should start as soon has your child or teen has asked for therapy!

college student studying on computer at desk in room, living at home because of covid-19
Covid-19, Family Therapy, Parent Coaching, Young Adults

5 Tips for College Students (and Parents) Living At Home During Covid

With COVID-19 throwing college plans for a huge loop, families have been reevaluating plans. Many are anticipating making the difficult decision to have their college student living at home for the semester. Help navigate this tricky time for a smoother semester with these 5 tips for college students living at home because of Covid-19.