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    5 Signs a Teen Might Need Therapy

    Nobody truly understands how hard it can be to raise a teenager until they’re actually doing it themselves. It’s an experience unlike any other. In the best of times, it’s rewarding to a degree that transcends description, and in the worst of times, it can be a deeply painful and maddening experience. One of the biggest challenges is diagnosing your teenager’s problems, along with the appr…Read More

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    Counseling for Teenagers: What to Look for In a Therapist

    Are you having troubles with one of your teens? While it often feels like a problem that you’re enduring by yourself as you observe the “golden children” of other families, it’s important to know that you’re far from being alone. Countless teenagers struggle with a myriad of issues, even despite their parents’ very best efforts. If your child is struggling, sometimes it’s necessary t…Read More

  3. How Adventures Help Your Mental Health

    Have you ever gone on an adventurous activity outdoors and felt mentally energized afterward? There’s a reason for this — doing fun things outdoors actually has a lot of physical and mental benefits. The satisfaction you feel isn’t just a feeling of “Hey, this is cool,” there are actual things happening in your brain and body that make you feel good. That’s why adventure activities and…Read More

  4. How to Outwit “The Other Guy” Inside

    “I understand there’s a guy inside me who wants to lay in bed, smoke weed all day, and watch cartoons and old movies. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid and outwit that guy.” -Anthony Bourdain Motivational quotes speak to everyone in different ways, but we were particularly moved by this one by the late Anthony Bourdain, because there’s an inherent truth in it which applies t…Read More

  5. How Hobbies Help Prevent Destructive Behavior

    “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop” -Common Idiom Consider the quote above. It’s one that you’ve no doubt heard before, even if the wording was slightly different. Regardless of where it came from or the exact phrasing, the point is clear — boredom and idleness can lead to destructive behavior. Not every person will default to bad habits when they’re bored, but it’s a strong temp…Read More

  6. The Sexual Issues That Teenagers Face Today

    At Kaizen Academy, our residential treatment center is home to countless troubled teenage boys who have struggled with sexual behavior problems. While these issues are as old as the human race itself, they tend to change according to the times. Today’s teenagers, growing up in the digital age, face problems that are unprecedented in previous generations. They are constantly bombarded by informat…Read More

  7. Don’t Believe These 4 Myths About Pornography

    It’s quite an undertaking writing a blog post about pornography myths, as there are almost too many to count. Indeed, pornography has become extremely widespread in today’s society. While there are people who indulge in it who live normal and productive lives, the bottom line is that it can be destructive to brain chemistry and one’s sexual psychology. The porn industry would want you to bel…Read More

  8. Pornography and Brain Chemistry – Knowing the Basics

    At the Kaizen Academy, we offer a quality residential treatment program to troubled teens who are engaged in self-destructive habits. One area we specialize in is sexual health and well-being, since many teenagers in Utah struggle with sexual boundaries, trauma, and other issues. While sexual problems vary in severity all across the board, many of them share a common root — pornography. Pornogra…Read More

  9. What is a Residential Treatment Center?

    A residential treatment center is a live-in healthcare facility designed to help patients recover from a variety of different issues from substance abuse to mental illness and behavioral issues. In order to provide each patient with the best care possible, residential treatment centers often focus on a specific set of issues which allow therapists to create a specialized plan for each person enter…Read More

  10. How Can I Help My Child Succeed In School?

    Nobody ever said that parenting was an easy job, but when it comes to your child’s success in school, it can often feel downright hopeless, especially if their lack of success is linked to an underlying behavioral issue. Many parents may feel embarrassed if their child acts up in class, whether it’s throwing a tantrum or just not listening to their teacher’s instructions. Although homeschool…Read More